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Chicken & mushroom skewers with suya spice

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SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
20 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
5 min
Serves
6
Difficulty
Easy
One bite and you will see why these skewers are a popular Nigerian street food. Suya spice is often used to season beef, but we use it on chicken and mushrooms. It’s also great on pork, fish, and vegetables. Reserve a little of the spice for dipping once the skewers are cooked.

Ingredients

Calorie controlled cooking spray

4 spray(s)

Chicken breast, skinless, raw

3 medium, cut into cubes

Mushrooms

12 large

Cherry Tomatoes

6 individual, halved

Red onion(s)

1 small, sliced

0% fat natural Greek yogurt

150 g

Unsalted Peanuts

20 g

Garlic Powder

½ teaspoon, level

Onion Granules

½ g

Chilli flakes

1 pinch

Paprika

¼ teaspoons, level

Ground Ginger

¼ teaspoons, level

Instructions

  1. If using bamboo skewers, soak 12 skewers in warm water for 20 minutes. Make the suya spice by placing the peanuts, garlic powder, onion granules, smoked paprika, chilli flakes, ginger and a pinch of salt in a food processor and pulse until finely ground, and well blended. Set aside.
  2. Put the chicken between two pieces of clingfilm and bash with a rolling pin to flatten to half the thickness. Then thread the chicken onto 6 skewers. Thread 2-3 mushrooms onto the remaining 6 skewers.
  3. Lightly coat the chicken and mushrooms with cooking spray, then sprinkle the the skewers with the suya spice blend to coat, pressing so that the spice sticks to the chicken and mushrooms.
  4. Spray a frying pan with cooking spray and place over a high heat . Add the skewers to pan, and cook the skewers for 5 - 10 minutes, turning until both types of skewers are charred on all sides and cooked through.
  5. Serve with the tomatoes, onion and yogurt.