Chicken tikka skewers

Chicken tikka skewers

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(68 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 20 mins


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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  • 150g pot low-fat natural yogurt



    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



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

  • 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…


  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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Zulfikar Khan Qazi's picture
Zulfikar Khan Qazi
30th May, 2020
How do you make hot curry paste ??
Minimasks's picture
19th Jul, 2019
One of my favourites. An easy go to recipe that people love. Do this at least once a month.
4th Jun, 2018
Super-easy recipe for the barbecue. Be sure to use plenty of curry paste. I've tried several ways to serve these but love them with skewered cherry tomatoes and red onion wedges, cooked separately from the chicken, basmati rice and curried chick peas (Jamie Oliver's in a pouch for quickness) or homemade vegetable curry. Mango chutney and mint raita add moistness and, of course, a few poppadoms to add a bit of crunch. Give it a go!
26th Sep, 2017
Really easy and delicious, I made a yoghurt & mint dip to go with it as it does need some kind of sauce and it was lovely
24th Jul, 2017
Absolutely delicious! Will be making again. Not the fastest recipe because you have to chop the chicken and marinade, then go back later and build the skewers. (I have to admit I'm a fan of throw everything in dishes). But well worth it, and super easy. We replaced the tomatoes with onion on a couple of them. The salad went so well with it too. I actually think this would also be good cold at a picnic, and we definitely plan to make this as an appetizer to take to the next party we are asked too.
1st Apr, 2015
I've just made this for dinner and it was so easy and so tasty! . I put chilli flakes on the salad and made a yogurt and mint dip. With a side dish of pilau rice. It went down a storm.
4th May, 2014
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!
8th Apr, 2013
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.
10th Jan, 2013
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!
5th Oct, 2012
Lush! so tasty but in future id use 1/2 a lemon in the salad :]


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