Chicken kebabs, sweet potato fries and slaw

  • 1h
  • 4
  • 537 kcal
  • Intermediate
  • Dairy

Per 454 g contains

537 kcal 2243 kj
24 g
5.1 g
16 g
0.4 g

of an adult's recommended intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 494kj/118kcal

Food traffic light labels explained
Added to Saved items
Authored by Peer reviewed by Rose Constantine Smith
Originally published

An indulgent evening meal for those with high cholesterol.

Adjusting your diet to reduce your cholesterol levels doesn’t mean you have to give up your favourite 'naughty' dishes.

These chicken kebabs marinated in a spicy curry sauce, served with sweet potato fries and tasty coleslaw, are deliciously indulgent and full of healthy fat. There's no mayonnaise in the coleslaw, the fries are oven-baked - not fried - and the spices in the chicken are packed with flavour.

If you marinate the chicken overnight, you'll give the spices longer to get to work while the yoghurt or quark helps make the meat juicy and tender too.


For the chicken kebabs
  • Plain quark or low-fat yoghurt
    100g 3.5oz
  • Garlic, minced
    3g 0.1oz
  • Ginger, freshly grated
    5g 0.2oz
  • Ground cumin
    1.5g 0.05oz
  • Mild chilli powder
    1.5g 0.05oz
  • Ground turmeric
    1.5g 0.05oz
  • Ground coriander seeds
    1.5g 0.05oz
  • Ground cardamom
    1.5g 0.05oz
  • Chicken thighs
    270g 9.5oz
For the slaw
  • Mixed cabbage (cavolo nero, hispi, etc)
    350g 12.3oz
  • Carrot, large, peeled and grated
    80g 2.8oz
  • Olive oil
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Coriander leaves, fresh, chopped
    25g 0.8oz
  • Red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper
    ½ tsp each
For the sweet potato fries
  • Sweet potatoes
    130g 4.5oz
  • Smoked paprika
    1.5g 0.05oz
  • Salt and pepper
    ½ tsp each
  • Olive oil
    1 tbsp
Show all

Cooking Method

  1. Mix the quark or yoghurt and the spices together. Stir in the chicken pieces, cover and leave in the fridge for at least two hours, or overnight.
  2. An hour before cooking, soak four wooden kebab skewers in water. Thread the chicken pieces on to the skewers, and bake in the oven at 200°C fan/gas mark 6 for about 15 minutes until cooked through. Then fry, griddle, grill or BBQ for a minute or two to add some grill marks.
  3. For the coleslaw, place all the ingredients into a bowl, then mix with your hands, really squeezing the dressing into the cabbage. Season to taste.
  4. For the sweet potato fries, keep the oven at 200°C fan/gas mark 6. Scrub the sweet potatoes and cut into wedges.
  5. Sprinkle over the paprika, salt and pepper, and oil, and toss the wedges in the oil to coat evenly. Transfer to a baking dish, spreading the wedges into a single layer and bake for 35-40 minutes until golden.
  6. Serve the kebabs garnished with slices of chilli and some fresh coriander, the coleslaw and hot fries.

Nutritional Information

Typical Valuesper 100gper 454g serving
118 kcal
494 kj
537 kcal
2243 kj
of which saturates
5.3 g
1.1 g
24 g
5.1 g
of which sugars
6.1 g
3.6 g
28 g
16 g
Fibre2.4 g
11 g
Protein10 g
47 g
Salt0.1 g
0.4 g

Chicken thighs

Arguably the most delicious part of the chicken, this poultry is a great source of protein. Chicken also helps to prevent weight loss by regulating blood pressure and cholesterol, while also reducing the risks of cancer


Not only is cabbage packed with vitamin C, it also contains a fair amount of insoluble fibre, which is needed to keep the digestive system healthy and regular. 


Quark is a great, low-fat substitute to other dairy products such as cottage cheese and yoghurts, but it's still full of protein and essential vitamins such as vitamin B6. This aids the body in converting food to energy to help it grow. 

Are you protected against flu?

See if you are eligible for a free NHS flu jab today.

Check now
How to lower your cholesterol
Why you need to check your cholesterol
Can you lower cholesterol through diet alone?

absolutely terrified test result came back with this 55yr male

Health Tools

Feeling unwell?

Assess your symptoms online with our free symptom checker.

Start symptom checker