Chicken Giblet Kebabs With Veggie Parcels

Chicken Giblet Kebabs With Veggie Parcels

Total Time: 3-4 hours

Prep Time: 3 hours

Cook Time: 30-40 minutes

Servings: 4 people

Suitable For: Braai and bar snacks

Inspired by the idea of cooking chicken giblets in a unique way, Capital Hotel School's student chefs Jenna Bairos and Pauline Jane Sterk created this kebab recipe for Heritage Day. It's served with bacon-wrapped chicken livers, sticky barbecue chicken feet, veggie parcels and stokbrood – perfect as innovative bar snacks or finger foods for your next braai.


For chicken giblet kebabs:

800g chicken giblets

250ml milk

5g salt

3g pepper

80ml ready-made barbecue chicken sauce

Kebab sticks

For sticky BBQ chicken feet:

12 chicken feet

25ml ready-made barbecue sauce

3g salt

1g pepper

For bacon wrapped chicken livers:

140g sliced bacon, cut in half (lengthways)

350g chicken livers

2.5g salt

1.5g pepper

250ml milk

For stokbrood:

135g white bread flour

2.5g sugar

25g butter

5g yeast

2.5g salt

20g melted butter

Kebab sticks

For vegetable parcels:

80g heirloom tomatoes

150g courgettes

150g green beans

150g carrots

2 potatoes

12 baby onions

150g baby corn

2 cloves garlic

4g salt

4g pepper

Herbs of your choice

12ml butter

Juice and zest of 1 lemon


Chicken giblet kebabs:

  1. Start by cleaning the chicken giblets. Cut the giblets open, taking care not to cut through the encasing membrane.
  2. Rinse the inside of the chicken giblets well under cold, running water.
  3. Marinate the giblets in milk for 2-4 hours.
  4. String the giblets onto kebab sticks.
  5. Season with salt, pepper and the barbecue sauce.
  6. Braai over medium heat until cooked through. Baste with the barbecue sauce while braaing.

Sticky BBQ chicken feet:

  1. Wash the chicken feet with water.
  2. Use a knife to scrape off the skin on the top section of the chicken feet (skip this step if your chicken feet already have the outer yellow skin removed).
  3. Put a pot of water on the stove and allow to simmer (not boil). Drop the feet in the water for approximately 30 seconds and peel off the skin or the remaining skin.
  4. Use kitchen scissors or a sharp knife to cut off the nails.
  5. Season with salt, pepper and the barbecue chicken sauce.
  6. Braai until cooked through and golden.

Bacon-wrapped chicken livers:

  1. Wash the livers and cut away any sinew or unpleasant-looking parts.
  2. Place the livers in a medium-sized mixing bowl and cover with milk. Allow to marinate for 2-4 hours.
  3. Remove livers from the milk and wrap a slice of bacon around each liver. Pin closed with a toothpick.
  4. Braai until cooked through.


  1. Beat the yeast, sugar, salt, white bread flour and butter on low speed in an electric mixer with the hook attachment.
  2. Slowly add the water until a soft dough forms.
  3. Knead in the mixer with the hook attachment for 5-7 minutes until smooth.
  4. Place the dough in a mixing bowl, wrap with cling film and allow the dough to rise for 45-60 minutes.
  5. Divide the dough into 4 balls. Roll each ball out into a long strip. Wind each strip around a stick.
  6. Place the bread sticks on a tray and allow time to rise.
  7. Braai until cooked through and golden brown. Remove from heat and brush with melted butter.

Vegetable parcels:

  1. Cut the vegetables into your desired shape.
  2. Cut 4 x 30cm squares of foil.
  3. Divide all the vegetables equally among them.
  4. Add the lemon juice, garlic, salt, pepper and herbs to each parcel. Add a little butter to each parcel.
  5. Fold up the sides of the foil to close the vegetable parcels.
  6. Cook over medium heat on the braai, turning occasionally.
  7. Squeeze fresh lemon juice on top just before serving.


Tip 01 Tip 01

Soaking the meat in milk tenderises it and removes impurities. If possible, marinate your meat overnight.

Tip 02 Tip 02

Sometimes chicken feet can have little black bits on them. Just cut them off with a small, sharp knife.

Tip 03 Tip 03

The longer you braai the chicken feet, the crispier they become.