Chicken Tikka

Chicken Tikka

Small pieces of chicken marinated in spices and yogurt.

Chicken "tikka" is an Indian dish made by marinating pieces of chicken in spices and yogurt, then put on skewers and baked in a "tandoor" (Indian clay oven). Using small pieces , as we do here, cuts down on the marinating time.

4 servings
Marinade 30 min
Preparation 10 min

Cooking 10 min

200 calories per serving 


1/2 cup yogurt, plain, 2%   130 g
2 tbsp lime juice, freshly squeezed   1 lime
1 tsp gingerroot, finely grated   4 g
1 clove garlic, minced    
1 tsp curry powder   3 g
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper   1 g
3/4 tsp paprika   2 g
1/2 tsp salt   2 g
8 chicken thighs, boneless, skinless, cut into 2 cm cubes   500 g
1 1/2 tbsp canola oil   23 mL
12 bamboo or wooden skewers    

Before you start

If the chicken pieces will be cooked using an outdoor grill, you will first need to soak the wooden skewers for about 15-30 min in warm water.


  1. In a bowl, stir all the ingredients together, except the chicken and oil. Add the chicken pieces, stirring to coat well. Let sit, covered, 30 min to 1 hour in the refrigerator.
  2. When ready to cook, thread the chicken pieces onto the skewers, leaving a little space between the pieces.
  3. Cook on a medium-hot, oiled grill, turning occasionally until the chicken is nicely coloured and just cooked through, about 5-7 min. If an outdoor grill is not available, the chicken pieces may be cooked in a well-oiled, well-seasoned, ridged pan or they may be broiled in an oven.
  4. Serve.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (130g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




10 g

16 %

Saturated 0.5 g
+ Trans 0.1 g

4 %


65 mg


220 mg

9 %


4 g

1 %


1 g

2 %


3 g


23 g

Vitamin A

4 %

Vitamin C

6 %


6 %


2 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: 0 serving
Grain Products: 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives: ¼ serving
Meat and Alternatives: serving

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Free :
Added Sugar, Trans Fat
Low :
Saturated Fat
Source of :
Calcium, Omega-3, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Vitamin E, Vitamin K
Diet-related health claims :

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This recipe is in the following categories: Poultry | Main courses/Entrées | Diabetes-friendly | Halal | Heart-healthy | Low Saturated Fat | Source of Omega-3 | Barbecue/Broil/Grill | Sauté/Stir Fry | Indian

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