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Chicken and Vegetable Skewers

with Yogurt and Mint Dip
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Chicken and Vegetable Skewers

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Health Score:
84 / 100
45 min.
ready in 5 h. 45 min.
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Nutritional values

Lean chicken breast fillet and crunchy vegetables are the perfect combination for those on a low-calorie, high-protein diet. 

The kefir in this recipe makes the lean poultry nice and tender. Its lactic acid is also good for the stomach. If you prefer, you can use buttermilk instead.

1 skewer contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie215 cal.(10 %)
Protein33 g(34 %)
Fat3 g(3 %)
Carbohydrates11 g(7 %)
Sugar added1 g(4 %)
Roughage3 g(10 %)
Vitamin A0.2 mg(25 %)
Vitamin D0.1 μg(1 %)
Vitamin E2.7 mg(23 %)
Vitamin B₁0.2 mg(20 %)
Vitamin B₂0.3 mg(27 %)
Niacin20.5 mg(171 %)
Vitamin B₆0.9 mg(64 %)
Folate64 μg(21 %)
Pantothenic acid1.6 mg(27 %)
Biotin8.9 μg(20 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.8 μg(27 %)
Vitamin C68 mg(72 %)
Potassium752 mg(19 %)
Calcium178 mg(18 %)
Magnesium59 mg(20 %)
Iron2.7 mg(18 %)
Iodine6 μg(3 %)
Zinc2.2 mg(28 %)
Saturated fatty acids1.5 g
Uric acid244 mg
Cholesterol83 mg
Development of this recipe:


2 large Chicken breasts (each about 8 ounces)
3 onions
2 sprigs rosemary
2 sprigs thyme
1 large lemon
freshly ground peppers
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 ½ pints Kefir (or other liquid yogurt)
11 ozs Yogurt (low-fat)
2 Tbsps Heavy cream
1 pinch sugar
2 tsps ground Cumin
2 bunches fresh mint
1 bunch scallions
1 large, yellow Bell pepper (about 8 ounces)
16 small Cherry tomatoes
How healthy are the main ingredients?
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Kitchen utensils

1 Cutting board, 1 Small knife, 1 Paper towel, 1 large Bowl, 1 Large knife, 1 Citrus juicer, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Plastic wrap, 1 Small bowl, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Sieve, 4 long Skewers, 1 Grilling tongs, 1 Brush

Preparation steps

Chicken and Vegetable Skewers preparation step 1

Rinse chicken breasts and pat dry, then cut into cubes and place in a bowl.

Chicken and Vegetable Skewers preparation step 2

Peel the onions, very finely chop and mix with the chicken.

Chicken and Vegetable Skewers preparation step 3

Rinse herbs, shake dry, strip leaves and finely chop. Juice the lemon. Mix rosemary, thyme, lemon juice and oil with the chicken. Season well with salt and pepper.

Chicken and Vegetable Skewers preparation step 4

Pour the kefir over the chicken and mix well. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 5 hours (or preferably overnight).

Chicken and Vegetable Skewers preparation step 5

Combine yogurt, cream, sugar and cumin in a small bowl. Whisk until smooth for the dip. Season with salt and pepper.

Chicken and Vegetable Skewers preparation step 6

Rinse mint, shake dry and pluck leaves. Set aside a few leaves for garnish. Cut the rest of the mint into thin strips. Stir mint into the yogurt mixture and refrigerate for 1-2 hours.

Chicken and Vegetable Skewers preparation step 7

Rinse scallions and cut into approx. 3/4-inch pieces.

Chicken and Vegetable Skewers preparation step 8

Rinse bell pepper, wipe dry, cut in half and remove seeds. Cut into approximately 3/4-inch pieces. Rinse cherry tomatoes and drain.

Chicken and Vegetable Skewers preparation step 9

Remove chicken from marinade and drain. Alternately thread chicken with bell pepper, scallions and tomatoes on long skewers.


Cook skewers on a hot grill, turning frequently, until seared on all sides, 12-15 minutes, brushing several times with marinade. Garnish yogurt dip with remaining mint leaves and serve with the skewers.


It looks absolutely divine!! :D