Tandoori Chicken Kebabs
Combine yogurt, lemon zest and juice, tandoori spice blend (or curry powder), garlic, 1 tablespoon oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a medium bowl. Transfer 1/2 cup of the mixture to a small bowl and refrigerate until ready to use.Advertisement
Add chicken to the remaining yogurt mixture and stir to coat. Let marinate at room temperature for 20 minutes or refrigerate for up to 1 day.
Preheat grill to high.
Toss bell pepper and onion in a large bowl with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Thread the marinated chicken, pepper and onion pieces alternately onto eight 10- to 12-inch skewers.
Reduce grill heat to medium. Oil the grill rack (see Tip). Grill the skewers, turning once, until the chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are tender-crisp, 6 to 8 minutes per side. Serve with the reserved yogurt sauce for dipping.
Make Ahead Tip: Marinate chicken (Step 2) for up to 1 day in the refrigerator; refrigerate yogurt dipping sauce separately.
Equipment: Eight 8- to 10-inch skewers
An oiled grill rack keeps your food from sticking. Once your grill is good and hot, dip a folded paper towel in a little oil, hold it with tongs and rub it over the rack.
1 vegetable, 1/2 low-fat milk, 3 lean meat, 1 1/2 fat