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chicken tikka kebab on round platter with yogurt dipping sauce
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Chicken Tikka Kebab

Chicken tikka kebab has pieces of spiced yogurt-marinated chicken with peppers and onions. Make these delicious Indian chicken skewers!
Prep Time35 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time55 minutes
Course: main dishes
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4
Author: Kevin





  • In a food processor, puree 1/2 red onion, serrano chile, cashews, yogurt, ginger, garlic and lime juice until smooth. Remove lid and add the Kashmiri chili powder, fenugreek leaves, salt, cumin, garam masala, coriander and turmeric. Pulse several times until blended well.
  • In a large bowl add the chicken, marinade and mix well. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate to marinate for 30 minutes minimum, 4 hours maximum.
  • Thread marinated chicken, peppers and onions on skewers, alternating between each (see image). Spray both sides of kebabs with cooking spray. Place a wire rack over a lined baking sheet. Spray with cooking spray to avoid sticking and lay kebabs on top.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Cook for 15 minutes. Turn oven broiler on and broil skewers for 5 minutes, or until slightly charred and cooked through. (See Note 1 for grilling instructionsTo )
  • Remove from oven and serve with chutney, lime slices, red onion and cilantro sprigs. Wonderful with warm naan as well.


  1. To grill chicken tikka kebabs: set grill/BBQ to 400°F, clean grill grates and grease with non-stick cooking spray or olive oil prior to grilling. Cook for 15-18 minutes, or until internal temp of chicken reaches 163°F. Allow chicken skewers to rest (they will continue to cook) for 5 minutes before serving.


Calories: 282kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 163mg | Sodium: 765mg | Potassium: 694mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1405IU | Vitamin C: 68mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 3mg