Ground Chicken Kebabs
Recipe type: snack
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 14-20 patties
Indian spiced ground chicken kebabs that are perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner, and even as a snack with tea.
  • 2½ pounds/1kg ground chicken
  • 1 cup or ½ large red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, minced
  • ½ large green chilli pepper (or more if desired), minced
  • ½ cup packed cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon red chilli powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1½ teaspoon sea salt
  • juice of half lemon or lime
  • ½ cup oil for frying or brushing if using the grill
  1. Place the ground chicken in a large bowl
  2. Add the onions, garlic, ginger, cilantro, green chilli and spices.
  3. Mix together until well incorporated and leave to marinate for an hour or so.
  4. When you are ready to cook the kebabs, add the salt and the lemon juice.
  5. In a large fry pan or skillet, add a thin layer of oil (don't add the whole ½ cup)
  6. Form the chicken mixture into patties and shallow pan fry.
  7. You can make ¼ inch thick patties or thin patties.
  8. Thin patties will yield about 20, thicker ones about 14 or 15.
  9. Cook 3-4 minutes on one side or until the sides became opaque and then flip and cook the other side for 3-4 minutes.
  10. Add more oil as needed.
  11. The patties should be golden brown with crispy edges.
  12. If you are grilling them, form thick burger like patties and cook on medium high about 7 minutes a side, or until firm and golden.
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