Caribbean Chicken & Red Pepper Kebabs with Caribbean Couscous

Inspired by the delicious Chicken kebabs in Ainsley’s Good Mood Food, these easy Caribbean spiced skewers are great for adding some colour and exciting flavour to your summer BBQ. Our Ainsley Harriott Caribbean inspired Couscous is the perfect side dish. Of course, if the weather isn’t ideal the kebabs can be cooked in a griddle pan to bring some island sunshine to a dull day.


In a large bowl, mix together the coconut milk, chilli, ginger, garlic, honey, lime zest and juice and half the coriander. Season with salt and pepper. Remove a quarter of the marinade and set aside for basting later. Add the chicken to the bowl and toss to coat well. Cover and put in the fridge to marinate for 2  hours.

Remove the chicken from the fridge 20 minutes before cooking to allow the meat to come up to room temperature.

Preheat a barbecue or griddle pan over a medium-high heat.

Thread the chicken onto 4 skewers, alternating with pieces of red pepper and onion. Drizzle or spray with a little oil and place directly on the grill on the hot barbecue or straight onto the griddle pan. Cook for 10–14 minutes, turning and basting with the reserved marinade every few minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and golden on all sides.

Meanwhile prepare the couscous according to the packet instructions and fluff with a fork to separate the grains. Toss through the remaining coriander.

Serve the skewers with the couscous and lime wedges for squeezing.

Suggestion – also try with Mango, Coconut & Lime Couscous Salad



  • 150ml coconut milk or cream
  • 1 small red chilli, finely chopped or ½tsp chilli flakes
  • 4 cm root ginger, grated
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp runny honey
  • juice and zest of ½ lime
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander
  • 2 large chicken breasts or 4 large chicken thighs, cut into 2.5cm pieces
  • 1 red pepper, cut into 2.5cm chunks
  • 1 small red onion, peeled, cut into chunks
  • 1 x packet of Ainsley Harriott Caribbean inspired Couscous, to serve
  • lime wedges, to serve