Easy cooking: Grilled Spicy Tomato Chicken Kebab Recipe with Yogurt Mint Sauce

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Grilled Spicy Tomato Chicken Kebabs | TONS of flavor and ready in 20 mins! | Food Faith Fitness | #chicken #kebab #recipeThis quick and easy grilled chicken kebab recipe is complete with a healthy yogurt mint sauce. A little taste of the Middle East, that makes for some easy cooking!

Guess who’s back.

Back again.

Taylor’s back… Ok, I’ll stop. That song was just stuck in my head.

Besides, I didn’t really leave. So, the whole opening of this dealio makes no sense.

Grilled Spicy Tomato Chicken Kebabs | TONS of flavor and ready in 20 mins! | Food Faith Fitness | #chicken #kebab #recipe

Moving on.

I came to a sad realization this past weekend: I am an 83 year old woman living inside a 23 year olds body.

I was invited to a bachelorette party on Saturday night, and I thought it sounded pretty fun! Mr. FFF and I are total party animals, and usually spend our weekends watching The Food Network, (note the sarcasm in “party animals”) so I thought it might be neat-o to go out with some girls.

Until I read the starting time of the party: 8 PM!

Grilled Spicy Tomato Chicken Kebabs | TONS of flavor and ready in 20 mins! | Food Faith Fitness | #chicken #kebab #recipe

The dinner (which was the first event out of 3 EVENTS) started at 8. SO LATE.

So, I didn’t go. Because I fall asleep by 10, so starting the evening at 8 is just too late for this grandma.  Are you judging me?

If not, you probably should be. I’m judging myself.

So, I spent my weekend in the usual way: Making food, and watching people make more food, on TV. Please tell me that I am not alone in being the most boring human alive?

Grilled Spicy Tomato Chicken Kebabs | TONS of flavor and ready in 20 mins! | Food Faith Fitness | #chicken #kebab #recipe

And, now that I have confessed my true, not-so-cool cat of a self, and you all are thinking about never coming back, I am going to win your love back with these chicken kebabs.

For starters, they’re red. That is THE color of love (according to valentines day) so, there’s that.

Second, there’s the fact that my baby sister (side note: I don’t have one of those) could make this recipe, since it’s SO EASY. Except for the skewering of the meat part. That be dangerous ya’ll.

And, finally, there’s the SURPRISE factor.  What is the surprise factor you ask?

Grilled Spicy Tomato Chicken Kebabs | TONS of flavor and ready in 20 mins! | Food Faith Fitness | #chicken #kebab #recipe

Well, the star of this winner winner chicken dinner (had to) is Hunt’s Tomato Paste, which I bet you expected to only ever see in spaghetti and meat balls, am I right?

And now you think I’m even lamer because you’ve used tomato paste in non-spaghetti and meatball recipes, and my plan to earn your love back is foiled. Life is hard.

Side note: Did you know that Hunt’s uses a unique flashsteam peeling method? You should totally check it out here: http://www.hunts.com/the-flashsteam-difference. Maybe we can just call that the surprise factor? Awesome.

Ok, about the chicken.  Mr. FFF is obsessed with it. And, so am I.  It’s got a little bit of a Middle Eastern vibe, and a little bit of spice, which is PERFECT with that cool, mint yogurt dip.

In fact, it’s so cool that it brings back my “cool factor” since I, you know, made it.

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Going with it.

5.0 from 2 reviews
Easy cooking: Grilled Spicy Tomato Chicken Kebab Recipe with Yogurt Mint Sauce
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Serves: 2
  • 2 Tbsp Hunts Tomato Paste
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • Pinch of pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic, minced
  • 1/8 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Olive oil
  • 1/2 lb Boneless, Skinless Chicken breast, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 Medium yellow onion, cut into chunks.
  • For the mint yogurt sauce:
  • 1/2 Cup Non-fat, Plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 Cup Cucumber, grated
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic, minced
  • Pinch of pepper
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh mint, roughly chopped, plus additional mint for garnish (optional)
  1. In a large bowl combine the tomato paste, salt, pepper, smoked paprika, cumin powder, garlic, cinnamon and olive oil. Mix well.
  2. Add in the cut up chicken and stir to coat. The mixture is very thick, and I found it much easier to use my hands to really rub the tomato paste mixture all over the chicken. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours - overnight (the longer the better!)
  3. To grill:
  4. Preheat your grill to medium heat and lightly spray with cooking spray.
  5. Using sharp skewer sticks, alternate between pieces of chicken and onion, piercing each piece and sliding it to the end, building a "stack" of skewered ingredients as you go.
  6. Place the skewers on the grill and cook until no longer pink inside, rotating every so often to ensure even cooking. This takes about 10-15 minutes.
  7. While the chicken cooks, it's time to make the sauce.
  8. Place the grated cucumber into a kitchen towel and ring out the excess water.
  9. Add the cucumber, and all the other sauce ingredients, into a medium food processor and blend until smooth, well mixed, and the mint gets broken down.
  10. Garnish the skewers with fresh mint and serve with yogurt sauce.
  11. DEVOUR.

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  1. says

    Ohhhh man. We joke about that all the time of how old we are! Dustin was at his bachelor party this weekend so my Saturday night sounded like yours. After a full day of blogging, I was lights out at 8:30…no shame!
    I have been dying to make skewers lately so these will be on our list. Yum, Taylor! Pinned!

    • Taylor Kiser says

      Blogging takes it out of ya right?! I am glad I am not the only old lady 😉 Thanks for the love and pin friend!

  2. says

    Taylor, I’m pretty old on the inside too. Standard bedtime around here is 10, 11 if I’m having a wild night. I’m kind of lame, but I need lots of sleep or everyone is sorry! These kabobs look awesome. Love tomato paste to tenderize chicken for the kabobs. Yum!

  3. says

    Totally get you! 8pm with 3 events. Whoa! I’m usually in bed at 10:30. So feel free to call me a grandma too. I don’t care though it works well for me. I’m a morning girl.
    Awesome kebabs! Just bought myself some fresh mint for the garden. Mmm…..
    Have a beautiful Monday!

    • Taylor Kiser says

      Crazy right?! So glad I am not the only one thinking so!! :) I’m totally a morning girl too!
      Thanks Melanie, you too!

  4. says

    Yum – that minty yogurt, cucumber sauce sounds so totally delish! And ooh that chicken!
    P.S. – You are so such a party animal indeed!!! I could so totally hang with you – though there are times I like to get a tad more wilder and switch on HGTV to balance out my food network voyeuring! Oooh! :)

    • Taylor Kiser says

      You would totally love this lady!
      HAHAHAH @ HGTV. I dunno if I could do that…but I could try…just for you 😉 Thanks friend!

  5. says

    Girl, we weren’t destined to be besties before, this post sealed the deal! C is usually snoozing by 8:30, and I’m usually right behind him with a 10 pm bed time. Such old people lol! And I love this simple spicy dinner idea!!!

  6. says

    The second I read that the bachelorette party started at 8, I was all, “daaaaaaaaaaaaaamn, that’s LATE!” I’d be hardpressed to make it past 10:00 too, because this girl had an 89-year-old trapped in her body. We can be old fuddy duddies together.

    These kebabs – I’ve been waiting for them ever since you posted them on InstaG. So beautiful!

    • Taylor Kiser says

      Haha! Yes to being old fuddy duddies together. So happy you used that phrase <3
      Thanks girl! you will love! <3 Happy Monday! (if that’s a thing..)

    • Taylor Kiser says

      Haha….me too! Sometimes 9 if I have time to sleep more! Thank you so much Kristine! I love me some grilling!

  7. says

    I’m right there with you! Whenever someone makes plans and says the dinner starts at 7 I start to stress. Heck, I even stress when school events start that late!!! I start counting backwards to how much sleep I’ll lose. :) Um, can I come over for dinner and have these? I’ll come at 5pm, like senior citizen… :)

    • Taylor Kiser says

      Haha oh my gosh, good! I TOTALLY COUNT HOURS TOO!
      Yes, please come…but only if you make it 4pm 😉 Thanks Dorothy!

  8. says

    Yuuuuuuuuu-uuummm! Why is everything better on a stick? I wonder about this, but try not to ask questions. I don’t think you are boring. You are one of the most fun blogs to visit because of your non-boringness! I totally get the 8 pm thing. I feel like I am normally thinking about heading to bed at this time! I think this is totally ok, and you are cool whether you go to bed at 10 or not. 😉 Oh yeah, and this is totally pinned. xo

    • Taylor Kiser says

      Haha hmmm…I wish I had a good answer…more fun to eat??
      Yay! Thank you for making me feel better about my inner grandma-ness! I <3 you…thanks for the love and pinning girl!

  9. says

    I gotta say, this looks pretty delicious. I eat chicken twice a day during the week so I’m always on the lookout for new ways to prepare it. I don’t even mind putting effort into it if that keeps it from being boring =)

    • Taylor Kiser says

      I eat it twice a day too, so I feel ya!This is one is so easy, you must try it! :) Thanks John!

  10. says

    I LOVE chicken kebabs especially this time of year! The mix of seasonings you used sounds amazing together and that mint sauce is the purrrfect side-kick! Oh, and you are definitely not alone in being the so-called boring-est person in the world. — Pretty much the only shows I watch are cooking shows and my life pretty much just revolves around cooking. Food blogger probs. 😉

    • Taylor Kiser says

      Haha TOTALLY food blogger probs 😉
      Thanks sweet Sarah! I think that you would totally dig these :)

  11. says

    Don’t worry Taylor, I’m totally an old lady too. If I had to wait until 8:00 to eat the hangry monster would come out. I’m loving the marinade on these kabobs, perfect for summer grilling!

  12. says

    I’m back, too! (We just got a puppy, so I’ve been a little, preoccupied, shall we say!) So sorry I’ve been MIA! Gonna have to dig through all these yummy recipes of yours – I’ve missed so many!

    We LOVE chicken recipes and are always searching for new ways to grill. Kabobs are always fun for the kiddos, and these flavors are amazing! I’m starving for these … and I just finished dinner a bit ago. So yeah … these are going to be on my menu so soon! :)

    • Taylor Kiser says

      A puppy!? YAY! What kind??

      Thank you so much Gretchen! I LOVE Kebabs :) You always have the sweetest comments!

  13. says

    8pm dinner is too late?! Oh Taylor… you are totally trapped in an 83 year old’s body! Hahaha last night I took my parents out for dinner at 7:30 and they are 60 lol. Too funny!

    So glad you got in on the Hunt’s campaign also! These look fantastic!!! Love kebabs!

  14. says

    Ooo I’ve just fallen in love with chicken with yogurt dipping sauces lately. I love these grilled kabobs with the mint sauce! And oh gosh, I’m the same way with late events. 24 years old, and I avoid late social meetings because I’d rather make dinner, watch Netflix, and be in bed by 10pm. If I stay up late talking to you on the phone til 10:30pm, you’re a lucky, lucky friend. Oh, it’s so sad :)

    • Taylor Kiser says

      Isn’t yogurt sauce the best?!
      So glad I am not the only 20 year old in bed at 10pm! I don’t think it’s sad…it’s how cool kids roll 😉
      Thank you Lina!!! :)

  15. says

    I have these on my meal plan for this week. I just was reading over the recipe, checking the ingredients to make my grocery list, and I am SO looking forward to making (and eating) these! We really love kebobs in this house – probably have them 3 or 4 times a week in the summer – so I go through lots recipes, and this is one of the most unique ones I have seen in a while! I’m really looking forward to trying it :)

    • Taylor Kiser says

      If you are a kebab fan, you will love these (especially the easy factor!) Thank you so much Kristin, please let me know how you like them!!! 😀

      • says

        I made these for dinner on Tuesday and it was delicious! We have a pretty high spice tolerance, so the chicken didn’t taste too spicy to us, but it was still SO flavorful. I loved the yogurt sauce, too! The combination was perfect!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

        • Taylor Kiser says

          I am SO glad that you liked them Kristin – we loved them too! You are so welcome!!! :) Happy Thursday! 😀

  16. says

    These look delicious, Taylor!

    And I had to laugh at the dinner at 8p invite… Now that I have kids and start thinking of making dinner at 4:30p, I laugh that I used to eat dinner at 9p all the time.

  17. says

    You sounds like me…if I go to bed past midnight, I am wiped out for the entire week. 10pm or bust, I say!

    These kebabs looks fantastic and I will be finding a place for them on our dinner menu next week.

    • Taylor Kiser says

      Haha Yes! I am not alone in the 10 pm bedtime!
      Yay! Thanks Dara! Let me know if you try them please – have a great weekend girl! :)

  18. torreyayo says

    Somehow I stumbled on your blog and I’m so glad I did. I made these today and they were yum! I had everything on hand except for the mint (and I added mushrooms just because I needed to use them up). Although tasty, I didn’t find this spicy at all. Was the smoked paprika supposed to give the chicken extra heat?

    • Taylor Kiser says

      It isn’t supposed to be overly spicy, but everyone’s taste buds are different you know? The smoked paprika is more for the flavour then the heat! The mint truly makes the dipping sauce though! I am glad that you enjoyed them! So great to have you here! 😀

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