Spicy Grilled Chicken Skewers

These Spicy Grilled Prawn Skewers are not only low in calories but also rich in protein, making them an excellent option for a satisfying and healthy meal. They are perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or a summer barbecue. Enjoy the burst of flavors and protein goodness with this delightful recipe!


  •  450g large raw prawns, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  •  2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  •  2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust to your spice preference)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Wooden or metal skewers (if using wooden skewers, soak them in water for 30 minutes before grilling) 


  •  In a bowl, combine the olive oil, fresh lemon juice, minced garlic, paprika, cayenne pepper, ground cumin, dried oregano, salt, and black pepper to make the marinade.
  • Add the peeled and deveined prawns to the marinade, tossing them to coat evenly. Let the prawns marinate for at least 15-20 minutes (or up to 1 hour) in the refrigerator.
  • Preheat your grill or grill pan over medium-high heat.
  • Thread the marinated prawns onto the skewers. Place the skewers on the preheated grill and cook for about 2-3 minutes per side, or until the prawn are pink and opaque.
  • Once the prawns are cooked, remove them from the grill and let them rest for a minute.
  • Serve the spicy grilled prawn skewers with a side of steamed vegetables or a fresh salad.

Macronutrient breakdown (approximate values per serving – 4-5 shrimp skewers):
Calories: 150-180 kcal
Protein: 25g Carbohydrates: 2g Fat: 6g


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