Curried Chicken Skewers with Creamy Chickpea Salad

Curried Chicken Skewers with Creamy Chickpea Salad IMAGE Author: Canadian Living Credits: Curried Chicken Skewers with Creamy Chickpea Salad IMAGE

A cool and creamy salad balances the spices in the curry-flavoured chicken. To get this meal on the table even faster, toss the chicken with the sauce up to 24 hours ahead and store in an airtight container in the fridge. Serve with grilled naan, if you like.

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: June 2015

Ingredients

Chickpea Salad:
  • 1/4 cup Balkan-style yogurt and light mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 small garlic finely grated or pressed
  • pinch each salt and pepper
  • 1 can chickpea drained, rinsed and patted dry
  • 1 cup finely chopped cucumber
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 green onions sliced
  • 1 rib celery diced
Curried Chicken:
  • 2 tablespoons plain Balkan-style yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon mild curry paste
  • 2 cloves garlic finely grated or pressed
  • pinch salt
  • 450 g boneless skinless chicken breasts cut in 24 cubes

Method

Curried Chicken: In bowl, stir together yogurt, curry paste, garlic and salt; add chicken and stir to coat. Thread 3 pieces of the chicken onto each of 8 metal or soaked wooden skewers. Place on greased grill over medium-high heat; close lid and grill, turning once, until no longer pink inside, about 8 minutes.

Chickpea Salad: In large bowl, whisk together yogurt, mayonnaise, ginger, garlic, salt and pepper. Add chickpeas, cucumber, cilantro, green onions and celery; stir to coat. Serve with chicken.

Nutritional facts per serving: about

  • Fibre 6 g
  • Sodium 449 mg
  • Sugars 5 g
  • Protein 33 g
  • Calories 331.0
  • Total fat 12 g
  • Potassium 555 mg
  • Cholesterol 75 mg
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Total carbohydrate 24 g

%RDI

  • Iron 11.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 21.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 8.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 5.0
  • Vitamin C 7.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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