Chicken tikka skewers

Chicken tikka skewers

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(65 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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6th Jun, 2011
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!
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22nd May, 2011
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.
28th Apr, 2011
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!!
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?
24th Jan, 2011
awsome!!!! had these for the last 3 days and so so easy
16th Jan, 2011
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 ;)
12th Nov, 2010
Easy peasy...and tasty too!!
8th Sep, 2010
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.
3rd Sep, 2010
Great on the BBQ, very authentic
23rd Aug, 2010
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.


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