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Chicken Tikka Kebabs

If you’ve got guests coming over, chicken tikka kebabs make a great menu item. I especially love to have summer cookouts and cook chicken tikka on the grill. Otherwise, it makes a pretty delicious and healthy meal for weeknights.

If you've got guests coming over, chicken tikka kebabs make a great menu item. I especially love to have summer cookouts and cook chicken tikka on the grill. Otherwise, it makes a pretty delicious and healthy meal for weeknights.

I’m delighted to be doing nothing here for you today, instead I am introducing my friend Whitney from Whitbits Kitchen, a wonderful cook who shares my love of food from all over the world… Regular readers will know I love Indian food and Whitney offerings always make me salivate, so I am gonna sit back put my feet up and let Whitney show me how to make Chicken Tikka Kebabs 😀

If you've got guests coming over, chicken tikka kebabs make a great menu item. I especially love to have summer cookouts and cook chicken tikka on the grill. Otherwise, it makes a pretty delicious and healthy meal for weeknights.

Hey guys! I’m super excited to be guest posting on Krumpli today. I’ve been a big fan of Brian and his recipes for quite some time now, so today is a really fun day for me. I started out blogging about Indian food, but nowadays I blog about all sorts of international cuisine. Brian’s made some pretty exceptional Indian recipes, so I thought it would be fitting to share one of my own Indian recipes for y’all.

Chicken Tikka, is pretty much tandoori chicken without bones. The chicken is cut into bite sized pieces (tikka) and marinated in spices and yogurt. The end result is an amazing burst of flavor. If you love chicken tandoori, then you’ll love chicken tikka. Bonus fact: If you’ve got leftover chicken tikka kebabs, you can use the chicken for chicken tikka masala. So really, you can get two meals out of one with this recipe!

To make a really good chicken tikka, you want to marinate the chicken for at least a couple of hours. 4 hours is what I recommend for maximum flavor. You can choose to use only chicken for the kebabs or you can add your favorite vegetables. I love adding bell peppers and onions, which is pretty standard for kebabs.

If you’ve got guests coming over, chicken tikka kebabs make a great menu item. I especially love to have summer cookouts and cook chicken tikka on the grill. Otherwise, it makes a pretty delicious and healthy meal for weeknights.

It was great to be a guest here, and I hope to see y’all around sometime! Cheers!

If you've got guests coming over, chicken tikka kebabs make a great menu item. I especially love to have summer cookouts and cook chicken tikka on the grill. Otherwise, it makes a pretty delicious and healthy meal for weeknights.
Chicken Tikka Kebabs
Yield: 4 Servings

Chicken Tikka Kebabs

Prep Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours 25 minutes

If you've got guests coming over, chicken tikka kebabs make a great menu item. I especially love to have summer cookouts and cook chicken tikka on the grill. Otherwise, it makes a pretty delicious and healthy meal for weeknights.

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts, cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 1 handful kasoori methi
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 3 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 2 tsp cumin powder
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • a pinch of red food coloring. optional
  • Skewers, if wooden, soak for at least 30 min
  • Your favorite vegetables, cut into chunks. Onions, mushrooms, peppers, and tomatoes make a great option.
  • 1/2 lime, for squeezing onto finished kebabs.

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, add all of the ingredients except the chicken and vegetables and mix thoroughly. Add the chicken and cover with marinade. Cover with plastic wrap and marinate in fridge for 2-4 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to highest heat. If using grill preheat to high, Alternate chicken with vegetables and thread on skewers.
  3. If using oven, place on baking sheet, if using grill, place on grill.
  4. Cook the kebabs for 10-15 minutes, flipping over half way through cook time.
  5. If you want a little extra char from the oven, turn on the broiler for the last minute.
  6. Remove kebabs from oven/grill.
  7. Finish off by squeezing lime juice over the kebabs.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 351Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 115mgSodium: 933mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 4gSugar: 15gProtein: 46g

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Jessica {Swanky Recipes}

Tuesday 23rd of February 2016

You totally have me drooling over here. I'm always looking for new chicken recipe to make to mix things up. This recipe sounds incredible! Pinned for later.

Brian Jones

Wednesday 24th of February 2016

Thanks Jessica :)

jacqueline | i sugar coat it!

Sunday 21st of February 2016

I love chicken tikka! This would be perfect when barbecue season rolls around.

Brian Jones

Monday 22nd of February 2016

Me too, I can't wait to give this a run around the block, Whitney always writes great recipes!

Sara

Sunday 21st of February 2016

Um... Yum! This sounds fantastic! I love Kebabs, they are so fun to eat!

Brian Jones

Monday 22nd of February 2016

They really are :D

Rebekah | Kitchen Gidget

Sunday 21st of February 2016

What a fun and fresh take on Chicken Tikka! Sounds perfect for grilling season!

Brian Jones

Monday 22nd of February 2016

Definitely, a really tasty treat!

Mrs Minty Cream

Sunday 21st of February 2016

This looks like a great grill dish to serve friends when they come over! With the different types of seasoning powder used, Im sure it has a really good flavour to it. Thanks for sharing!

Brian Jones

Monday 22nd of February 2016

Thank you.