A New Kebab Flavour
I like trying new flavour combinations, and as I love kebabs I came up with this Harissa and Tomato Chicken Kebab recipe. As always for best results I used the following method:
- Marinate the meat for at least 8 hours and preferably overnight
- Cook the kebabs using Russian Skewers
- Do not overcook the meat
After marinating the chicken overnight I took it out about an hour before I wanted to start cooking. I have been using Stag Charcoal for my recent cooks and have been really impressed with it.
Using the Russian Skewers again, I cooked the chicken for 12 minutes. They were pretty big chicken chunks, so the timing was pretty much spot-on. If you have smaller chunks I would reduce the cooking time.
I served these with a grilled wrap and small greek salad.
If I am honest I wasn’t 100% sure how these would turn out. I don’t often do marinades that are very tomato based, and hoped the volumes of each ingredient I used would work.
I have read that in Middle Eastern and North African cuisine Harissa and Tomato are quite often mixed together. Unsurprisingly, they worked well together.
You could definitely taste the Harissa but it wasn’t too over-powering. My wife is not a huge fan of spices but she was very complimentary about these chicken kebabs.
Overall, I think they worked and I will be cooking them again.
Harissa and Tomato Chicken Kebabs
- Prep Time10 min
- Cook Time12 min
- Total Time22 min
- Serving Size2
For the Harissa and Tomato Kebabs
- 500g Diced Chicken Breast
- 1/2 Tin Chopped Tomatoes
- 1 1/2 Tbsp Harissa
- 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 Tsp Salt
Mix the Tomatoes, Harissa, Olive Oil and Salt together in a bowl and then add the chicken. Place in the fridge overnight (or at least for 8 hours).
About an hour before you want to cook remove the chicken from the fridge and skewer. Cook for around 12 minutes turning every 3 minutes. This was for large chunks of chicken breast. For smaller chicken pieces you will need to reduce the time.
Remove from the BBQ and serve with a greek salad and some flatbread, pittas or wraps.