Saturday, January 15, 2011

Chicken-Spinach HotDog- International HotDog Incident

Its party time and time for the first IIP of the year. International Incident Parties are hosted by the lovely Penny. I've enjoyed being a part of it from the very first party, it does help to stretch my culinary creativity and check out the fabulous creations across the globe. I've always attempted to make healthy versions of the challenges put forth, keeping in mind the theme of this blog.

So this month's theme being Hot Dog, how does one make a healthy version of a supposedly junk food?

Chicken-Spinach Hotdog
Chicken-Spinach Kebab
1chicken breast
Ginger-garlic paste
lemon juice
pepper and salt
For paste-
1cup chopped spinach
4 cloves of garlic
1/2tsp garam masala
salt to taste
bread crumbs
Olive oil

Green cabbage
To assemble-
Wholemeal hotdog bun
Mustard sauce

For kebab-
  • Cut the chicken breast and marinate.
  • Puree the spinach and add the marinated chicken breast, grind to a paste.
  • Add chopped garlic, garam masala, freshly ground pepper and salt to taste. Mix well.
  • The spinach tends to make the mixture a little soft, so roll in bread crumbs or even mix in bread crumbs till you get the mixture firm.
  • Mould it around skewers and brush olive oil over it. Grill for 10 minutes. Turn the kebabs over and grill for another 2 minutes.
  • Your green kebab is ready!
For Coleslaw
  • Grate the carrot and cabbage, mix with mayo.
To Assemble
  • Slit the hotdog bun, slap some coleslaw into it and place your kebab in.
  • Decorate with mustard sauce and ketchup.
What do you think?
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This recipe is a winner at the Masterchef India 2 Blogging Contest


  1. This looks really yummy. don't think I could get my son to eat it (or anything else that resembles a hot dog for that matter), but I'd certainly enjoy that!

  2. Oh my, these green kebabs rock! I simply have no qualms or guilt eating these healthy hot dogs!

  3. That looks like a hot dog Popeye would be proud off! It must taste really good.. I love spinach!

  4. wow your hotdog looks amazing great job :-)

  5. Oh wow, have never ever thought of making the hot dog by using the green! You're super cool! Thanks for sharing it. This is really healthy. Hope you're having a fantastic day.
    Cheers, Kristy

  6. You made the healthy chicken version and me the opposite. But I will definitely eat this healthy version too.

  7. Am awesome solution to the problem of making something healthy out of a traditionally unhealthy dish - well done!

  8. Wow, you definitely turned it healthy! It sounds amazing!

  9. I love this healthy take on a hot dog - and they are such a great colour too! YUM! I'll take two!

  10. Shirley your take on this month's IIP is so great! How unique and creative, I'd love to try it because it really looks delicious. Unfortunately I missed this months event, but so content to see all of the great creations around the globe:)

  11. This is a wonderful take on the wiener! I'd love this version for sure. My son likes spinach also! Will definitely give this a try!

    Thank you for sharing!

  12. What do I think? I think this is marvelous! I love that you made your own 'sausage' and such a healthy one at that. Thank you for a guilt-free hot dog! 8-)

  13. Oh I bet they are so tasty and much better than your usual hot dog, not being filled with a mystery bag! I'd love to try one of these.

  14. Shirley, chicken and spinach...what a nice and tasty the idea of all in one :-) yummie!

  15. Love the color! ;) This is a neat idea. I'm going to have to try something along these lines. I do so miss hotdogs...I don't miss the insane amounts of salt in them.

  16. These look terrific with spinach, wonderful color, and great flavors!

  17. Certainly a step up from mystery meat . . .

    Come link you awesome recipe idea to "Burnt Toast" blog hop! It's up now!

  18. Shirley, your green kebabs look interesting!

  19. Love the green kebab - they look so healthy!

  20. Hi Shirley, Thank you for participating in this months YBR! I loved your take on this month's IIP :)

  21. What a great idea! And you know exactly what's going into it, so it has to be better than store bought hot dogs ;) Thank you for sharing!

  22. Hi Shirley, I came over from YBR...This is such a creative and delightful recipe, love it :)

  23. Congratulations Shirley on your win!



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