Jamie Oliver’s easy chicken and vegetable skewers are ‘perfect on the BBQ’

Skewers are a refreshing alternative to burgers and sausages which often dominate barbecue spreads.

But with so many possibilities of what to fill them with, it can be difficult to find the perfect recipe.

Luckily chef Jamie Oliver has shared a versatile recipe that can be customised with a range of different ingredients.

And while they can be cooked either in a pan, on a grill or in the oven, Jamie noted that the skewers are “perfect on the barbecue”.

What’s more, they take just one hour to make from chopping board to table.

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  • Two cloves of garlic
  • 3cm piece of ginger (or one teaspoon of ground ginger)
  • 140g natural yoghurt
  • 60ml passata
  • Olive oil
  • One teaspoon of garam masala
  • Half a teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • Half a teaspoon of ground turmeric
  • Four free-range skinless chicken breasts (or try halloumi, raw peeled king prawns, sourdough bread chunks)
  • One large pepper 


  • Courgette, sliced
  • Red onion, cut into wedges
  • Chestnut mushrooms, halved
  • Whole cherry tomatoes

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Before assembling the skewers always soak wooden sticks in a large roasting tray of cold water to stop them from burning.

Then make a start on the marinade by peeling and grating the garlic and ginger into a large mixing bowl.

Add the yoghurt, passata and one tablespoon of oil to the spice mix and stir until combined.

If using chicken, slice it into equal bite-sized chunks and add them to the bowl with a pinch of sea salt to season them. Toss the ingredients together to coat the chicken, then cover with clingfilm and refrigerate for two hours.

While the marinade chills, halve and de-seed the pepper and chop any other vegetables into equal size chunks to match the chicken. Remove the skewers from the water tray and wipe them down before assembling them.

Divide and thread the ingredients between each skewer with a small gap between each layer of food, then place them onto the tray.

Drizzle the skewers with some more oil before cooking and grill for 10 to 15 minutes until the ingredients are nicely charred.

Jamie recommended turning them every two minutes to get them “nice and golden on all sides”.

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