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The Best BBQ Chicken Skewers | Farmhouse Table Company

The Best BBQ Chicken Skewers

I find chicken skewers are often a bit bland on the BBQ, with chargrilled flavour completely overtaking, as well as drying out the meat. I was really happy when a friend put me on to a lightly spiced yoghurt marinade. It makes for the tastiest, most tender BBQ chicken skewers.


(serves 4-6, depending on how generous you are!)

  • 500g diced chicken thigh
  • 2 tbsp natural greek yoghurt
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • A pinch of sea salt


  1. Put the chicken pieces in a mixing bowl and add the other ingredients, mixing well, and leave in the fridge to marinade overnight
  2. Assemble the skewers just before you start BBQing.
  3. Wait until the charcoal has gone completely white, and then start cooking your skewers - cook for about 4-5 minutes on each side until they start turning a nice cooked (but not burnt!) colour.

I always sneak one piece of chicken off before serving to a) check that they are cooked properly and b) have a taste because they are so delish!

They're great served with a flatbread, green salad, some grilled veggies and relishes/salsas.