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Chicken Tikka

78 Reviews
97% would make this recipe again

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.

Brining : 30 min Preparation : 10 min Cooking : 10 min
200 calories/serving
  • Can be done in advance
  • Can be frozen
  • Very easy
  • Gluten Free
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Halal
  • Kid-friendly
  • Diabetes-friendly
  • Heart-healthy

Ingredients

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.

Method

  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

per 1 Serving (130g)

Amount

% Daily Value

Calories

200

Fat

10 g

16 %

Saturated 0.6 g
+ Trans 0.1 g

4 %

Cholesterol

70 mg

Sodium

220 mg

9 %

Carbohydrate

4 g

1 %

Fibre

1 g

2 %

Sugars

3 g

Protein

23 g

Vitamin A

4 %

Vitamin C

5 %

Calcium

6 %

Iron

3 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : 0 serving
Grain Products : 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives : ¼ serving
Meat and Alternatives : 1 ¼ servings

Claims

This recipe is :
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  :
Heart-healthy

DIABETES Exchange

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Fruits 0
Vegetables 0
Milk and Alternatives 0
Meat and Alternatives 2 ½
Fats ½

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78 Reviews (76 with rating only ) 97% would make this recipe again
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alex.sarakbi
august 13, 2013 | I would make this recipe again

I don't remember the last time I enjoyed chicken as much! The marination was amazing! I had to cook it in a frying pan though coz I didn't have a grill, couldn't broil nor had a ridged pan... still the result was great!

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mmv686
may 09, 2013 | I would make this recipe again

I would have given it 5* but I would prefer the flavor to be a little more intense. Maybe I didn't put enough salt. I will try and add coriander next time. My husband and I both enjoyed the chicken. It was nice and moist with a good flavor. I followed the recipe and served it with quinoa and bok choy. Great meal.

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alex.sarakbi
august 13, 2013 | I would make this recipe again

I don't remember the last time I enjoyed chicken as much! The marination was amazing! I had to cook it in a frying pan though coz I didn't have a grill, couldn't broil nor had a ridged pan... still the result was great!

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mmv686
may 09, 2013 | I would make this recipe again

I would have given it 5* but I would prefer the flavor to be a little more intense. Maybe I didn't put enough salt. I will try and add coriander next time. My husband and I both enjoyed the chicken. It was nice and moist with a good flavor. I followed the recipe and served it with quinoa and bok choy. Great meal.

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