Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Chicken, Pepper & Mushroom Tikka Kebabs & Cous Cous

We have a new grill at our home & I am ecstatic... My hubby has been grilling pretty well with it! I prep the food then he cooks it. I do the sides. Oh and desserts (But not in this post!) It was a teensy bit rainy tonight but that did not stop us. Oh no! And why? I also got a new cookbook- "Entice with Spice" by Shubhra Ramineni & I am in love!!! Tonight's dinner was inspired by one of Shubhra's recipes called Chicken & Bell Pepper Tikka Kebabs. This was delicious & a nice change from bbq sauce :)

I make my kabobs, so similar to hers but I add mushrooms for my hubby... And used Shubhra's marinade (with extra reserved for dipping):

Chicken, Pepper & Mushroom Tikka Kebabs 

  • Grill Spray
  • Package of skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes
  • 1 lb. boneless Chicken breast or tenders, cut into 2" cubes
  • 2-3 bell Peppers, sliced into 2" pieces (I used green, red & yellow)
  • 1 Onion, sliced into 2" pieces
  •  Handful white, button Mushrooms
Place the items on the skewers, alternating... I do onion/chicken/onion/pepper/onion/chicken/onion/mushroom/onion/chicken/onion/pepper...

Brush with the marinade (recipe below) & grill till the chicken is cooked well, turning the kabobs... about 8 minutes on each side.

Tikka Marinade

  • 1 TBSp Garlic, minced
  • Zest & juice 1 Lemon
  • 1/2 tsp Coriander
  • 1/4 tsp Tumeric
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp fresh cracked Pepper
  • 3 TBSp Plain Yogurt

Whisk together all of the above ingredients.

*Lishie tip- Place a small amount of the marinade aside to use to dip the skewers!

As a side, I decided to make a quick cous cous:
Sauteed Pepper Cous Cous
2 TBSp Canola Oil
1/2 of a Bell Pepper, chopped, set aside from above (I used 1/4 yellow & 1/4 red)
1/4 of an Onion, chopped, also set aside from above
1 & 1/2 cups Cous Cous
2 cups Water

Heat the oil in a small sauce pan on Medium heat. Add the onion & pepper & saute until the onion is translucent & the pepper is soft but with some "bite" left. With a slotted spoon, remove it from the pan then drain the oil. Add the water into the pan & bring to a boil. Add the cous cous, shut off the heat & fluff/mix. Cover & set aside for 5 minutes to rest. Add in the sauteed pepper & onion & fluff the cous cous before serving.

And everything was cooked, cleaned & eaten with enough time for some after dinner crafting with G!

Happy Flag Day! 6*14*11
<3 Lish


  1. This sounds really good, I am going to have to try that marinade!! :)

  2. Thank you, Ellie! Do try it!