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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 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time55 mins
Servings: 4
Calories: 282kcal
Author: Kevin


  • 1.5 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs or breasts, cut into 2-inch cubes
  • ½ medium red onion cut into 2-inch cubes
  • 1 green bell pepper cut into 2-inch cubes
  • 1 red bell pepper cut into 2-inch cubes


  • ½ medium red onion cubed
  • 1 serrano green chile quartered
  • 10 raw cashews
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon ginger paste
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • ½ lime juiced (1-2 tablespoon juice)
  • 2 teaspoon kashmiri red chili powder
  • 2 teaspoon dried fenugreek leaves
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric


  • Cilantro sprigs
  • Lime wedges to garnish
  • Red onion slices
  • Pudina Chutney (Mint Cilantro)
  • Warm Naan


  • In a food processor, puree ½ 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.


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