Spicy Barbecue Chicken

Spicy Barbecue Chicken

Helen Botham, renal dietitian at Salford Royal has kindly provided this great recipe for a summer barbecue.  This dish, Spicy Barbecue Chicken, makes a great summer meal that is quick and easy to prepare. Using fresh ingredients, it is full of flavour and low in salt.


Serves 4

Spicy Barbecue ChickenIngredients

  • 4 Chicken breasts, skinned
  • 2 tbsp low fat natural yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 4 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 Garlic clove, skinned and crushed
  • 1 tsp Ginger root, grated
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp peppercorns


  • Mix the yoghurt, flour, vinegar, oil, garlic and peppercorns with 2 tbsp of lemon juice
  • Make slits in the chicken about 1 cm apart and sprinkle with lemon juice
  • Place the chicken in a bowl and cover with the yoghurt mixture. Chill for several hours turning occasionally.
  • Grill or barbecue the chicken for 10 to 15 minutes on each side until the juices run clear

Serve with boiled potatoes, rice or couscous and a boiled vegetable or salad of your choice.

Recipe taken from ‘Food with Thought’ cookbook. This recipe book and links to several other kidney friendly cookbooks can be found on the GMKIN website: http://gmkin.org.uk/renal-recipe-books/ It can also be downloaded FREE on: https://www.kidney.org.uk/documentlibrary/food_with_thought.pdf


I’m an ADPKD patient who was lucky enough to have a transplant in 2003 after only eleven months of dialysis. I'm the north-west Patient Advocacy & Support Officer for Kidney Care UK and my interests, other than my role within GMKIN, include sport, music and politics. Follow me on Twitter: @finnigr

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