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Chicken Kofta

Dinner, Lunch

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10 minutes
15 minutes


  • 500 g lean chicken mince
  • 1 brown onion small, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • ¼ tsp dried chilli flakes optional
  • 1 tbsp fresh flat-leaf parsley finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ground paprika
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp ground coriander (cilantro)


  • To prevent burning, soak wooden skewers in water for 30 minutes.
  • Place all ingredients in a bowl. Using your hands, mix well to combine.
  • Shape ¼ cup chicken mixture at a time into 8 koftas.
  • Thread 1 kofta onto each skewer.
  • Place on a large tray and cover. Refrigerate for at least one hour until firm.
  • Heat an oiled barbecued plate and add koftas. Cook, turning occasionally, for approximately 10-15  minutes or until cooked through. Transfer to a large baking tray and cover with foil. Rest for a few minutes


Serves 4 (2 koftas per person).
If you have small children, remove skewers before serving or do not use.
Serving suggestions:
  • Salad of your choice, low GI rice and tzatziki
  • Salad of your choice, low carb wrap bread and hummus
Recipe courtesy of Rebecca McPhee, Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD).

Please note the serving size listed is to be used as a guide only. Consider your own individual nutrient and carbohydrate requirements and adjust the serving size as required. If you are unsure of your requirements consult an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) for personalises advice.

Nutritional information (per serve)

Calories: 186kcal | Carbohydrates: 3.4g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 7.8g | Saturated Fat: 2.3g | Sodium: 72mg | Potassium: 509mg | Fiber: 1.5g
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