Chicken tikka skewers

Chicken tikka skewers

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 20 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

This breezy dish is perfect for the grill or barbecue - and it's low-calorie too

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
234
protein
40g
carbs
9g
fat
4g
saturates
1g
fibre
2g
sugar
8g
salt
0.7g

Ingredients

  • 150g pot low-fat natural yogurt
  • 2 tbsp hot curry paste
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 250g pack cherry tomatoes
  • 4 wholemeal chapatis, warmed, to serve

For the cucumber salad

  • ½ cucumber, halved lengthways, deseeded and sliced
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • handful chopped coriander leaves
  • juice 1 lemon
  • 50g pack lamb's lettuces or pea shoots

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Method

  1. Put 8 wooden skewers in a bowl of water to soak. Mix the yogurt and curry paste together in a bowl, then add the chicken (if you have time, marinate for an hr or so). In a large bowl, toss together the cucumber, red onion, coriander and lemon juice. Chill until ready to serve.
  2. Shake off any excess marinade, then thread the chicken pieces and cherry tomatoes onto the pre-soaked skewers. Cook under a medium grill for 15-20 mins, turning from time to time, until cooked through and nicely browned.
  3. Stir the lettuce or pea shoots into the salad, then divide between 4 plates. Top each serving with 2 chicken tikka skewers and serve with the warm chapatis.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2009

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eliotfg's picture
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I use Pataks Tikka Masala Spice paste, add 1x finely chopped red onion, coconut yoghurt (not the low fat stuff), add a teaspoon of ground cumin, a squirt of lemon juice and let the meat marinate for several hours. Alternate the meat with red onion wedges on skewers, place on a medium hot BBQ and the result is absolutely storming!

vinylate's picture
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Easy to make and very tasty. Not all of the yoghurt is needed, though. Will be using red onion and sweet pepper on the skewers next time. Very nice with the chapatis, although I might make my own next time.

deem4986's picture
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These were so simple to make and tasted delicious! Had a few left over and have them for my lunch today! Will definitely be making these again! Fab healthy meal!

racheycm's picture
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Lush! so tasty but in future id use 1/2 a lemon in the salad :]

davidks's picture

Excellent. Marinated for 5 hours and then straight to BBQ. Huge hit!!!

Very easy and tasty!!

lwills's picture
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A regular in my kitchen now, easy and tasty :-)

swells1408's picture
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Quick, easy and the whole family loved it.

sallybiggins's picture
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v easy. v tasty!

carolinewar's picture

This has become an absolute family favourite. I have recently made my own flatbreads and pakoras to go with it, which went down really well. Love this recipe.

judowidow's picture
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Loved these Kebabs, so easy to make, one happy husband

merrysee's picture
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Made these for a casual dinner party last night, also made the lamb, coconut and mango pilau on this site, went down really well with my guests, they even took some home in a doggy bag, the kebabs tasted much better than shop bought ones, will definitely be making these again, they'd be great on a BBQ too.

jostow's picture

Looking at making these in advanced to take away camping, do you think they will freeze ok (minus the tomatoes).

jbeilby's picture
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Delicious and so easy. I made a yoghurt and cucumber raita and served with mango chutney - YUM!

jbeilby's picture
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Utterly delicious and so healthy, what a winner.

hels189's picture
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Made this for tea for the 4 of us few weeks ago and went down a storm although a little tricky to grill I found.

Then last night did a bbq dinner party and served these up for starters - they were a big hit and I was asked for the receipe by everyone - even the cuecumber salad got rave reviews - no one could believe how simple it was to make!

poolio's picture
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Used the 'Making your own curry paste' from the Chicken tikka masala recipe on this site. Flavour was fantastic & the chicken very tender. Definately my new bbq favourite!

treacle35's picture
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I made this for a bbq, it went down a treat! i had enough time to marinade in fride for a couple of hours before putting onto skewers and cooking, which made the chicken meltingly tender! will be making again.

mahedaca's picture
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Tried this last night, although used 1/2 fat creme fraiche instead of the yoghurt, as that was what I had in the fridge. Was lovely!!

annagrima's picture

Re the CHICKEN TIKKA KEBABS, could I use the left over marinade (yoghurt and curry) as a side sauce after having heated it thoroughly?

chefdicko's picture
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awsome!!!! had these for the last 3 days and so so easy

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