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Chicken Malai Kebabs aka Creamy Chicken Kebabs aka Murg Malai Kebabs

A popular Indian classic, commonly known as Murg Malai Kebabs. These chicken malai kebabs are creamy chicken skewers. A simple, easy and effortless recipe using a yogurt-based marinade with cheese and spices takes five minutes to marinate and six minutes on the grill. Serve with naan, chapati, roti or flavored rice.
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Chicken Malai Kebabs, Murg Malai Kebabs
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 11 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 110kcal
Author Veena Azmanov


  • 500 grams Chicken
  • 1 tbsp Ginger grated
  • 1 tbsp Garlic minced
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin powder
  • 3 tbsp Yogurt
  • 3 tbsp Sour cream
  • 3 tbsp Cheddar grated 
  • 1/4 cup Cilantro
  • 3 tbsp Lemon Juice 1/2 lemon 
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Green chilly optional if you want it spicy 


  • Soak 10 to 12 skewers - always soak skewers in water for at least 30 mins. 
  • Prepare Chicken - clean, cut into bite-size pieces - pat dry any excess moisture. 
  • Marinate Chicken
  • Place chicken in a marinate safe bowl
  • Season with salt, pepper, and lemon juice. 
  • Add spices, ginger, garlic and combine well. 
  • Then add in the yogurt, sour cream and grated cheddar - combine well. 
  • Lastly, add the cilantro and chilly if using. 
  • Cover the bowl and let the chicken marinade for an hour to 3 hours or overnight in the fridge. 
  • Skewer and Grill
  • When ready to grill - thread the chicken pieces on the skewers. 
  • Add about 3 to 4 pieces on each skewer 
  • Brush or drizzle some cooking oil over the skewers 
  • Heat the grill on high. 
  • Grill the skewers for 3 minutes on each sides turning as needed to ensure it cooks evenly on all sides. 
  • Enjoy! 



Serving: 100g | Calories: 110kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.5g | Protein: 13.4g | Fat: 5.1g | Saturated Fat: 1.8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 261mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0.6g | Sugar: 1.2g | Vitamin A: 0% | Vitamin C: 0% | Calcium: 0% | Iron: 0%