Grilled Indian Spiced Chicken Skewers with McCormick + Giveaway (Sponsored)

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McCormick has embraced the Modern Masala trend with their line of spices that are sure to bring new life into your regular cooking routine. My Grilled Indian Spiced Chicken Skewers are one example of what you could do with these spices, but you can also enter for a chance to win your own spice pack right here so you can create your own delicious dish!

Indian Spiced Skewers with McCormicks + Giveaway (Sponsored) - Solid Gold Eats

McCormick Gourmet Collection has an Indian spice blend line of Garam Masala, Hot Madras Curry Powder, Red Curry Powder and regular Curry Powder that they are promoting as part of their 125th anniversary. They’re also donating $1 to United Way Worldwide for each person who shares their Flavor Story on

Indian flavors have been making their way into restaurants focusing on American cuisine as a way to utilize the flavors in a new way. I am not very familiar with Indian spices, but thanks to McCormick I will be using them more often. I opened each jar and the smells are indescribable. Savory but sweet, a hint of heat and earth tones were detected, but all of those smells just made me want to start using them immediately.

Indian Spiced Skewers with McCormick + Giveaway (Sponsored) - Solid Gold Eats

Enter the Grilled Indian Spiced Chicken Skewers. This spice blend recipe was provided to me by McCormick but I made one change in that I added cayenne pepper for a little heat. John and I wanted to use the grill since we were home all day and had the time to fire it up, and I know that the grill enhanced the garam masala more than what simply baking it would do.

McCormick Indian spices not only give the chicken beautiful red orange color, they elevate a bland, boring chicken breast in the easiest way. All you have to do is mix the spices together, rub them on the chicken and go.

Indian Spiced Skewers with McCormicks + Giveaway (Sponsored) - Solid Gold Eats

Thanks to McCormick, I’m able to offer you a giveaway of a McCormick Anniversary Gift Pack, which includes a McCormick recipe book, a branded canvas tote, and a collection of Indian Spice blends (valued at $50). How cool is that?! To enter, you MUST share a favorite recipe, dish or memory at and report back via the Rafflecopter below. Remember, McCormick will donate $1 for each submitted story. Other entries are bonus entries. The giveaway ends Friday, April 25, 2014. Good luck!

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Disclosure: McCormick provided me with the four Indian spices seen above to inspire me to create a recipe to share with you. All opinions are my own. Enjoy! 

Grilled Indian Spiced Chicken Skewers


  • 1 tbsp ground McCormick Garam Masala
  • 1 tsp ground garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground cayenne peppers
  • 3 large boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 1 large red onion, cut into large chunks

Preheat your grill.

In a small bowl, mix the McCormick Garam Masala, garlic powder, ginger, turmeric, paprika, salt and cayenne pepper together.

In a large bowl, toss the diced chicken breasts with 2 tablespoons of the spice blend and coat thoroughly. You may need to add a little more depending on how much chicken you have. Just make sure the chicken is seasoned well.

Take a skewer and place a large piece of red onion, followed by three chicken pieces, and end with another piece of onion.

Place on the grill and cook for 15 minutes, turning so each side is grilled and chicken reaches 165 degrees. Serve over a bed of couscous with chopped cilantro and enjoy!

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  • Nicole

    I love spicy without sauce! This will be a good one to try.

  • Swathi Iyer

    I love spices your grilled Indian spiced chicken skewers looks delicious. I shared my story and recipe in McCormick web site. also like your facebook and subscribed email.

  • Queen of Free

    While our family was paying off $127K in debt, we ate very simply. The only splurge and pleasure in our pallet came from adding herbs and spices to cheap fare. That flavor gave us the courage to continue our battle with debt. Even 2 years after being debt free, we still dine on some of the same simple favorites – beans and rice, potatoes, affordable cuts of grilled meat – all flavored in the same way. The simple pleasures in life really are the best. We’re reminded of our journey each time we eat those dishes and grateful for how a little flavor changed our hearts and financial path.

  • Jason D Nickolay

    My flavor story is simple. Things took a turn fro the worse at work, and my extra spending cash went out the window. My frivolous nights at restaurants and bars were gone, at least for the time being. This meant more grocery shopping and learning to cook. Once I got the hang of it, it was time to build up my spices. Now I have a great selection of spices, and I have a love for cooking that I would of never guessed I had! That was my silver lining!

  • Erin Ellis

    I simply posted “Good food always brings back good memories of my family and friends.” Short, but true :) Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.


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  • Michelle Weber

    The Garam Masala is one of my favorite go-to spices. Bought it on a whim shortly after we began eating gluten/dairy-free. This has helped me bridge the gap of flavor that we love without adding things we are avoiding.

  • Ashlee Aleshire-Ash

    My favorite thing growing up was always my gramma’s sloppy joes–they were so full of flavor and so memorable to me that I can even taste them now. Since then, I’ve gotten the recipe from here and have tried making them multiple times, but there’s something about them that I can’t quite replicate. I like to think that’s the love she put into making them.

  • Katelyn Fagan

    Love McCormick spices! The hubby uses them in our chili!

  • Nichole Heilbron

    I just recently started experimenting with Indian Spices. This recipe with turmeric was AMAZING.

  • Portia Smith

    These spices make me remember my college days and learning to cook for myself and create healthy recipes!

  • Annette

    My flavor story: I love making Tuscan Vegetable Soup. It uses so many spices which leave the room smelling so fragrant.