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!
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 http://www.flavoroftogether.com/.
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.
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. Rahul 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.
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 http://www.flavoroftogether.com/ 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.
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!