Chicken Tikka Kabob

Chicken cubes marinated in yogurt and spices, cooked to perfection on skewers in an oven or on the grill! This succulent chicken delicacy is a taste of Indian cuisine that can be a fun and delicious addition to your summer get-together's!
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May 09, 2019
Serves 4 Total time:
1 Hour 50 Minutes
Total time:
1 Hr 50 Mins
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Directions

1

Grind together ginger, garlic, dry chillies, black peppercorns, cumin seeds, and cilantro to a coarse paste in a food processor.

2

Transfer the ground mixture into a large mixing bowl. Add yogurt, turmeric powder, garam masala, salt, and combine well.

3

Add the chicken pieces and mix well. Cover the mixing bowl and keep to marinate.

Note: If you are planning to make chicken tikka in advance, keep the bowl in the refrigerator and marinate overnight. 

4

Gently thread the chicken pieces onto the skewers. While threading, you can alternate with some bell pepper slices.

5

If grilling outdoors, skip the following steps. Happy grilling!. If cooking indoors, preheat your oven to 200 C (about 400 F). 

6

Place the skewers on the middle rack. Keep a tray on the lowest rack to catch drippings. Roast for about 20 minutes. Turn them over after 10 minutes so the chicken gets cooked evenly.

7

After 20 minutes or once the chicken is cooked through, switch off and let it still for a couple of minutes.

8

Take out the chicken tikka. Remove from skewers and put the chicken on a plate. Serve with some fresh salad.

  • If you are using wooden skewers, you can soak them in water for a few minutes before you start threading the chicken. This will ensure that the skewers won't burn in the oven.
  • Keeping the chicken to marinate overnight will make the chicken tender and juicy. If you are planning to make chicken tikka in advance, refrigerate it and marinate overnight.

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