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 Chicken Kebab Spirals Recipe

Turn each piece of rolled up chicken on it's side and pass the skewer through it. Put three rolls of chicken on each skewer.
Click picture to enlarge

These chicken kebab spirals are really quick but give a very unusual and tasty result. Strips of chicken spiralled round tasty bacon, brought to life with a layer of tomato paste. Great looking, great Italian taste.

They are great when cooked under the grill or over a barbecue.

KEY POINTS

 Preparation Time:  15 mins  Cooking Time:   10 minutes
 How Difficult  Easy  Freeze?   No
 Servings

4 -  1 kebab per person



INGREDIENTS
This Chicken Kebab Spirals recipe will make four four kebabs, one per person.

Chicken Kebab Spirals Recipe. Click here to enlarge. Copyright David Marks.

Metric Imperial
4 medium boneless chicken breasts 4 medium boneless chicken breasts
4 slices of smoked bacon 4 slices of smoked bacon
2 table spoons tomato puree 2 table spoons tomato puree
1 large handful of of basil leaves 1 large handful of of basil leaves
1 garlic clove 1 garlic clove
1 table spoon of olive oil 1 table spoon of olive oil
4 large large sprigs of parsley 4 large large sprigs of parsley
Salt Salt
Pepper Pepper

For this recipe you will need four skewers at least 25cm (10 inches) long.

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Chicken Kebab Spirals Recipe. Click to enlarge. Copyright David Marks. Trim the bacon and chicken breasts if they have too much fat on them. Place each chicken breast between two sheets of cling and firmly hit it with a rolling pin until it is flattened out thin.

See the picture on the left to get an idea of how thin the chicken should be.


 
Chicken Kebab Spirals Recipe. Click picture to enlarge. Copyright David Marks. Set the grill to it's highest heat now. Mix the tomato puree and the crushed garlic (skinned) in a bowl.

Spread the tomato and garlic mixture evenly over each of the chicken breasts. Make sure the mixture is spread to edges of the chicken. This will give the attractive swirl-look when it is all cooked.


  
Chicken Kebab Spirals Recipe. Click picture to enlarge. Copyright David Marks. Place a slice of bacon on each chicken breast and cover with the leaves of basil.

 
Chicken Kebab Spiral Recipe. Click picture to enlarge. Copyright David Marks. Roll up each of the four pieces of chicken - do this reasonably firmly but not so firmly that the tomato puree is squashed out.

This is a bit tricky but don't worry if it's not perfect, the cooking process will cover a multitude of sins!


 
Chicken Kebab Spiral Recipe. Click picture to enlarge. Copyright David Marks. Roll up each of the four pieces of chicken - do this reasonably firmly but not so firmly that the tomato puree is squashed out.

Cut each rolled up chicken breast into three pieces. Use a sharp knife to avoid squashing the rolled up chicken. Turn each piece of rolled up chicken on it's side and pass the skewer through it. Put three rolls of chicken on each skewer.


 
Turn each piece of rolled up chicken on it's side and pass the skewer through it. Put three rolls of chicken on each skewer.

Place the loaded skewers in a baking tray drizzle on the olive oil and place under the pre-heated grill for fifteen to twenty minutes.

Turn over the skewers half way through cooking to ensure they are evenly cooked..


 
Turn each piece of rolled up chicken on it's side and pass the skewer through it. Put three rolls of chicken on each skewer. Voila! Serve the Chicken Kebab Spirals with a fresh salad, rice or just about anything else from chips to grated cheese.

One word of warning, they are quite hard to eat from the skewers so plates may be needed!


 


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