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Lemon and Herb Chicken Kebab with Yogurt Raita

Low Carb chicken kebab on a fork with raita
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Servings 6 kebabs
Calories 140 kcal
A fresh tasting low carb chicken kebab with ground chicken, summer citrus and fresh garden herbs, served with a cucumber yogurt raita


  • Mixing bowl
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • wooden spoon or wooden skewers
  • Baking sheet
  • Cheese grater
  • Microplane


Low Carb Chicken Kebab

  • 1 pound (450g) ground chicken
  • 1 small (70g) onion minced
  • 2 cloves (10g) garlic minced
  • 4 tablespoons (40g) plain yogurt
  • 4 tablespoons (10g) coriander
  • 4 tablespoons (10g) parsley
  • 4 tablespoons (10g) basil
  • 2 teaspoons (5g) sage
  • 1 full (15g) green chili diced
  • 2 tablespoons (20g) lemon juice and zest

Yogurt Raita

  • ½ cup (70g) cucumber grated
  • 3 cloves (15g) garlic minced
  • 1 cup (250g) plain yogurt
  • 1 ½ teaspoon (3g) garam masala
  • 1 full (15g) green chili finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons (5g) coriander
  • 1 tablespoon (15g) lemon/lime juice
  • salt & pepper to taste


Low Carb Yogurt Raita

  • Either finely chop or grate the cucumber with a cheese grater (recommended) and over a sink squeeze it in your hands hard to get out as much water as you can.
    For larger amounts you can use a tea towel and ring out the cucumber and remove water
  • Peel and mince the garlic cloves and add them to a large bowl along with the cucumber, plain yogurt, garam masala, green chili, coriander, and lemon/lime juice and combine well. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve with your favourite grilled meats or kebabs

Low Carb Chicken Kebab

  • Let the ground chicken come to room temperature before handling
  • Finely chop onion and garlic into a mince with many passes of a sharp knife. Finely chop all your herbs and add everything to a large bowl along with the ground chicken, plain yogurt, chopped herbs, green chili, lemon juice and zest
  • Use you hands to mix and mash the ingredients together until they are all very well combined. Really get in there and mix everything together
  • Take a handful of the chicken kebab mixture and form around the handle of a wooden spoon (like this one) or a wooden skewer into cylindrical kebab, trying to get the handle or skewer in the middle
  • Place on a greased foiled lined baking sheet, and slide the spoon handle or skewer out the the middle of the kebab, using your other hand the keep the meat in place. Repeat for the remaining mixture. The should make around 6 large kebabs
  • Bake in a 350°F [175°C] oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the chicken is fully cooked all the way through. If you are unsure break on open to check
  • Serve with cucumber yogurt raita and your favourite low carb side dish or salad


Chopped Herbs:  As mentioned in the post above, kebabs like this area  blank canvas and much like I did, you can use whatever you prefer or have on hand. Mix it up!
Ground Meat: Although this recipe uses ground chicken, kebabs, much like meatballs, are found all over the world using a variety of ground meats. Choose the protein your prefer!
Kebabs are generally served with bread, rice or salad. To keep this low carb, serve you chicken kebab with salad, cauliflower rice, or other low carb side dishes
Nutritional Information is per kebab with 2 tablespoons of cucumber raita
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Calories: 140kcal
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Keywords: Desi, Desi Keto, ground chicken, kebab, summer