Turmeric Yogurt Marinated Chicken Skewers need to be added to your summer bucket list.
Also: Alert the carb gods!!
I’m free! Hide all the sweet potatoes because I’m coming in hot. Okay, I know, I’m being dramatic. Buttttttt…..
I’m officially through my 21 day experiment with keto! And I don’t know, personally I wasn’t that impressed with my experience.
That’s not to say keto doesn’t work for everyone. Different bodies need different things. And honestly, after 21 days I still felt a lack of energy all the time. I live on the third floor and walking up 3 flights of stairs was exhausting. I will say there are aspects that I am going to incorporate into my life. Like the fact that I do think I normally eat an excessive amount of carbs and sugar normally and am probably going to be more cognizant of that.
But if it’s a Saturday, I’m probably going to have a beer, and I’m definitely going to enjoy it.
And these Turmeric Yogurt Marinated Chicken Skewers are the perfect pairing.
My diet typically consists of proteins and veggies anyway, so I’m happy going back to the way I normally eat.
This Turmeric Yogurt Marinated Chicken Skewers are great for Keto, but not keto exclusive. If you are keto, it would be great with some cauliflower rice. If your not, pair these Turmeric Yogurt Marinated Chicken Skewers with regular rice!
In fact, this yogurt marinade can be put on so many items and will turn out amazing. I know, I know, you might be thinking that marinated chicken in yogurt sounds weird and gross. But spoiler alert: it’s not. It’s delicious.
For this Turmeric Yogurt Marinated Chicken Skewers, I marinated chicken for 24 hours and because Arizona loves to throw temper tantrums (ie monsoon season) I ended up having to bake it instead of grilling. Which would have been the preferred method. But I’m not complaining, because the flavor was on point.
These Turmeric Yogurt Marinated Chicken Skewers are the perfect complement to a summer night, so fire up your grill or your oven!
Turmeric Yogurt Marinated Chicken Skewers
- 2 Pounds Chicken, cut into one inch cubes
- 1 Cup Full Fat Greek Yogurt
- 2 tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 tsp Smoked Paprika
- 1 1/2 Turmeric
- 1 1/2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
- 1 1/2 tbsp Salt
- 1 tsp Black Pepper
- 1 Jalepeno, stem removed
- 1 tbsp Garlic, minced
- 1/2 White Onion, roughly chopped
- 1 cup Parsley
- 1/2 Lime, juiced
Add all ingredients into food processor except chicken
In large ziplock bag add chicken and contents in food processor
Allow to marinate for 8 hours up to 24 hours
Add to skewers
Heat grill until it reaches 400 degrees
Allow to cook on one side for 5 minutes
Rotate and allow to cook until chicken reaches 165
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Place uncooked skewered chicken on baking sheet
Bake for at least 15 minutes
Check to see if cooked
When done chicken will reach 165 degrees
Serve with rice or pita