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Make your own kebabs

Perfect for a BBQ!

20 mins
9 ingredients
$4.00 / person
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Make your own kebabs


Serves = 3

  • 6 wooden skewers
  • 1 chicken breast or 300g firm tofu or 300g firm white fish (e.g. barramundi or flathead)
  • 1 small red capsicum
  • 1 small green capsicum
  • 1 small red onion
  • 1/2 punnet cherry tomatoes
  • Lemon, to serve

Marinade 1

  • 2 tbsp salt reduced soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp honey

Marinade 2

  • 1 tbsn extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsn balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsn Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsn salt reduced soy sauce
  • ½ tsp Dijon mustard
  • ½ tsp minced garlic
  • ½ tsp mixed dried herbs

It’s this easy

  • Soak skewers in water to prevent burning
  • Cut chicken/tofu/fish into cubes, approximately 1.5 x 1.5cm, and place in a bowl
  • Add marinade ingredients to the bowl and stir well. Leave to marinate whilst you prepare other ingredients
  • Peel onion and chop into square pieces. Chop capsicum into squares pieces
  • Thread chicken/tofu/fish onto skewer, followed by onion, red capsicum, green capsicum and cherry tomato. Repeat until all skewers are full
  • Cook on BBQ for 8-10 minutes for chicken or tofu, or 4-5 minutes for fish, or until cooked through. Turn skewers halfway through cooking.
  • If cooking in an oven, preheat to 180 degrees Celsius and place kebabs on a lined tray. Bake for 12-15 minutes for chicken or tofu, or 6-7 minutes for fish, or until cooked through, turning halfway
  • Cut lemon into wedges and squeeze over kebabs when serving


  • Mix up the vegetables e.g. try mushroom, zucchini or squash
  • Try adding fruits e.g. pineapple or peach


Nutrition information (per serve), using chicken with marinade 1:

  • Energy (782kJ)
  • Protein (23.0g)
  • Total fat (1.8g)
  • Saturated fat (0.5g)
  • Carbohydrate (16.3g); Starch (0.8g), Sugars (15.5g), Added sugars (0.1g), Free sugars (8.0g)
  • Dietary fibre (4.3g)
  • Sodium (547mg)
  • Calcium (27mg)
  • Iron (1.5mg)

Nutrition information (per serve), using chicken with marinade 2:

  • Energy (899kJ)
  • Protein (22.5g)
  • Total fat (8.1g)
  • Saturated fat (1.5g)
  • Carbohydrate (60.8g); Starch (0.9g), Sugars (9.7g), Added sugars (1.4g), Free sugars (2.4g)
  • Dietary fibre (4.7g)
  • Sodium (480mg)
  • Calcium (48mg)
  • Iron (1.9mg)
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