Ginger and Orange Chicken Kebabs

  • 10MINS
  • 25MINS
  • Serves 4
  • 150KCAL

We’ve marinated chicken overnight with warming ginger and zesty orange to make these easy peasy kebabs. They’re simple, slimming-friendly and low in Weight Watchers Points!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories150
  • Carbs18g
  • Protein13g
  • Fat1.6g
  • Saturates0.4g
  • Sugars16g

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Some days you fancy a fuss-free dinner that still packs in bags of flavour. When you need something that won’t disappoint, these Ginger and Orange Chicken Kebabs will save the day. 

You’ll need to prepare them the night before, just so that the chicken can sit in the marinade in the fridge overnight. This gives it time to soak up the flavour of that zingy fresh ginger and citrusy orange – and it’s well worth the wait. 

Once the chicken is marinated, it’s only a matter of popping it onto a wooden skewer with your veggies and banging it in the oven for 20-30 minutes. We love these served with a side salad or some rice, but you could add chips or roasted Mediterranean vegetables too. 

Summery and light, this recipe is super low in calories, so it’s ideal if you’re counting calories or following one of the popular diet plans like Weight Watchers. 

This recipe can also be made in an air fryer – find the full air fryer method here

What diets are these Ginger and Orange Chicken Kebabs suitable for?

Ginger and Orange Chicken Kebabs can be enjoyed on a dairy free diet. They can also be made suitable for anyone on a gluten free diet, as long as you use a gluten free soy sauce. 

As always, take extra care when cooking for people with allergies and be sure to use different utensils, cookware and preparation areas.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Ginger and Orange Chicken Kebabs recipe?

Weight Watchers’ new PersonalPoints plan calculates each individual’s Points allowance based on their unique food preferences and goals. This means we’re no longer able to offer exact WW points for our recipes.

The good news is that all of our recipes are still Weight Watchers friendly! If you have any questions about your Points budgets or you’re unsure how a certain recipe will fit into your plan, please reach out to Weight Watchers directly.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Ginger and Orange Chicken Kebabs?

Nope! This recipe is easy peasy and doesn’t need any special ingredients.

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How many calories are in these Ginger and Orange Chicken Kebabs?

There are 150 calories in each portion of these Ginger and Orange Chicken Kebabs, which means they fall into our Everyday Light recipe category. 

If you’re counting calories or following one of the popular diet plans like Weight Watchers, this recipe fits in perfectly!

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

In a bowl, add the marinade ingredients and stir to combine. Add the diced chicken and stir to coat. Cover and pop into the fridge overnight.

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Step 2

Preheat the oven to 180ºC, spray a baking tray with low-calorie cooking spray and soak the bamboo skewers in water.

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Step 3

Once the chicken has marinated, thread the chicken, peppers and tomatoes onto 8 skewers in any order you like.

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Step 4

Place the 8 skewers onto the baking tray and cook for 20-30 minutes until the chicken is cooked through. Serve 2 chicken kebabs per portion, with your choice of accompaniment.

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What could I serve with these Ginger and Orange Chicken Kebabs?

These zesty Ginger and Orange Chicken Kebabs are delicious served with salad or rice. Why not try serving with one of the following side dishes?

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    How do you know when Ginger and Orange Chicken Kebabs are cooked?

    The chicken should be cooked until the juices run clear and there is no pinkness left inside. This should take between 20 and 30 minutes in the oven. 

    Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe. 

    How long can you keep Ginger and Orange Chicken Kebabs in the fridge?

    Please make sure that you eat this recipe within 4 hours of serving it.

    If you have any leftovers, you can allow them to cool before popping them in a container with a lid and refrigerating. Leftovers of this Ginger and Orange Chicken Kebabs can be kept in the fridge for around 3 days.

    Can I freeze Ginger and Orange Chicken Kebabs?

    Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

    • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
    • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

    Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer! 

    How do I reheat Ginger and Orange Chicken Kebabs?

    From chilled: Place in a microwavable container with a loosely fitting lid and heat until piping hot throughout. Alternatively place on a baking tray and pop into a moderate oven until piping hot all the way through. 

    From frozen: Allow to defrost overnight in the fridge and then reheat from chilled. 

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    Ginger and Orange Chicken Kebabs

    We’ve marinated chicken overnight with warming ginger and zesty orange to make these easy peasy kebabs. They’re simple, slimming-friendly and low in Weight Watchers Points!
    • Prep Time
      10 MINS
    • Cook Time
      25 MINS
    • KCals 150
    • Carbs 18G

    Ingredients

    For the marinade

    • 260 g diced chicken breast
    • 1 orange, zested and juiced
    • 1 tsp lime juice
    • ½ red chilli, deseeded and finely diced
    • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
    • 2 cm ginger, peeled and finely grated
    • 2 tbsp honey
    • 1 tbsp soy sauce
    • ½ tbsp rice vinegar
    • ½ tsp onion granules
    • ¼ tsp sriracha sauce
    • 1 spring onion, finely diced

    For the kebabs

    • 2 peppers, deseeded and chopped into chunks
    • 24 cherry tomatoes
    • low-calorie cooking spray

    Mixing bowl

    Baking tray

    bamboo skewers

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    Instructions

    1. In a bowl, add the marinade ingredients and stir to combine. Add the diced chicken and stir to coat. Cover and pop into the fridge overnight.
    2. Preheat the oven to 180ºC, spray a baking tray with low-calorie cooking spray and soak the bamboo skewers in water.
    3. Once the chicken has marinated, thread the chicken, peppers and tomatoes onto 8 skewers in any order you like.
    4. Place the 8 skewers onto the baking tray and cook for 20-30 minutes until the chicken is cooked through. Serve 2 chicken kebabs per portion, with your choice of accompaniment.

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