Chicken tikka skewers

Chicken tikka skewers

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(59 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 20 mins

Easy

Serves 4
This breezy dish is perfect for the grill or barbecue - and it's low-calorie too

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal234
  • fat4g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs9g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre2g
  • protein40g
  • salt0.7g
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Ingredients

  • 150g pot low-fat natural yogurt
    yogurt

    Yogurt

    yog-ert

    Yogurt is made by adding a number of types of harmless bacteria to milk, causing it to ferment.…

  • 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
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 50g pack lamb's lettuce or pea shoots
    Lamb's lettuce

    Lamb's lettuce

    lams lett-ess

    Sometimes known as Corn Salad, lamb's lettuce has long spoon-shaped dark leaves and a…

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.

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mahedaca
28th Apr, 2011
5.05
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
26th Apr, 2011
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
24th Jan, 2011
5.05
awsome!!!! had these for the last 3 days and so so easy
beccachoules
16th Jan, 2011
5.05
I made these for a friend's bbq and they were well received. They're even tastier if left to marinade for a whole day/night, I find they don't dry out as much during cooking. A perfect summer recipe! So easy too, if a little messy, but I don't mind that ;)
lisa16
12th Nov, 2010
5.05
Easy peasy...and tasty too!!
cass0011
8th Sep, 2010
5.05
Leave marinade on for as long as possible, it really adds to the flavour. I used fat free yogurt and tikka masala paste so super healthy and really tasty.
jokiernander
3rd Sep, 2010
5.05
Great on the BBQ, very authentic
charlenep82
23rd Aug, 2010
5.05
An excellent mid week meal. Really tasty! Served with a mint and garlic raita, white rice and the cucumber salad. When making the salad I only used half a lemon so it was not too overpowering.
Miss sunshine
18th Jul, 2010
4.05
We all really loved this. I marinade the chicken overnight and I used 3tbs of masala curry paste(as i'm still getting used to spicy food!) They were cooked on the BBQ and tasted gorgeous. I ended up having to use soya yoghurt due to an intolerence of one of the guests, but no body noticed, and they tasted really lovey. This recipe is simple yet very tastey ;-)
deliciousmrsdee
13th Jul, 2010
5.05
I have made these twice now for BBQ's. They are quick and easy and look good when cooked. Next time I will try using a little less hot curry paste for a milder curry flavour as some people found them too spicey. My partner and I enjoyed them just as they were in the recipe.

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