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Chicken Tikka Kebabs

Chunks of chicken coated in a spiced yogurt marinade and threaded onto skewers
Course Appetizer, Lunch, Main Meal
Cuisine Indian Inspired
Keyword Chicken Tikka Kebabs, Chicken Tikka Skewers
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Marinating Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 202kcal


  • Skewers (wooden or metal) the number needed will depend on the length of the skewers. I used 6.


  • 500g (1lb) Chicken Thighs boneless skinless, cut into 2cm/4/5" pieces


  • ½ Cup (120g) Natural Greek Yogurt
  • 2 tsp Garlic minced
  • 3 tsp Ginger minced
  • 1 tsp Ground Cumin
  • ½ tsp Ground Turmeric
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Ground Coriander
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) Lime Juice
  • ½ - 1 tsp Salt to taste (do not add if serving a baby or young child)


  • Add the marinade ingredients to a large mixing bowl and stir to combine
  • Add the chicken and mix until the marinade fully coats the chicken.
  • Cover, refrigerate and allow to marinate for at least 1 hour.
  • If using wooden skewers, soak in water for at least 30 mins to prevent burning when cooking.
  • Pre-heat oven to 200c (400f)
  • Remove the marinated chicken from the fridge and thread onto skewers.
  • Cook for approx 20 mins, until cooked through and lightly charred.


CHICKEN: Can be substituted with breast or tenderloin but thigh is best for the juiciest chicken. If using breast meat keep an eye on the cooking time, breast is less forgiving and overcooking will result in dry kebabs. 
SALT: Taste marinade, before adding chicken, and salt to taste. Salt will bring out the flavours of the spices. Do not add if making for baby/young child. Instead, you can marinade, remove baby portion and salt remaining. 
SKEWERS: If using wooden sticks you should soak to help prevent burning. I find that it is best to also wrap a little foil around the ends of the sticks to further prevent burning.
Nutritional information is a ROUGH guide only, calculated using an online nutrition calculator. 


Calories: 202kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 266mg | Potassium: 213mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 229IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg