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BBQ, Dinner

Chicken Tikka Skewers

Summer’s here with a vengeance in the UK, I love it. The heat, the bright days, the summer food…

I was looking for an easy chicken kebab recipe and this is the one I settled on this one from the BBC Good Food website. This appealed as it states that it’s only 40 minutes to prepare and I already had all the ingredients in.

Ingredients:

  • 150g pot low-fat natural yogurt
  • 2 tbsp hot curry paste
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 250g pack cherry tomatoes
  • 4 wholemeal chapatis / pittas / tortillas warmed, to serve
  • ½ cucumber, halved lengthways, deseeded and sliced
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • Handful chopped coriander leaves
  • Juice 1 lemon
  • 50g pack lamb’s lettuces or pea shoots

Method of Preparation:

  1. If using wooden skewers, put 8 skewers in a bowl of water to soak. I using metal, take them out of where they’re kept.
  2. Mix the yogurt and curry paste together in a bowl, then add the chicken and give it a good stir (if you have time, marinate for an hour or so).
  3. In a large bowl, toss together the cucumber, red onion, coriander and lemon juice. Chill until ready to serve.
  4. Shake off any excess marinade, then thread the chicken pieces and cherry tomatoes onto the pre-soaked skewers. Cook under a medium grill for 15-20 mins, turning from time to time, until cooked through and nicely browned.
  5. Stir the lettuce or pea shoots into the salad, then divide between 4 plates. Top each serving with 2 chicken tikka skewers and serve with the warm chapatis / pittas / tortillas.

    Delicious!

    Delicious!

Wife and I worked together to get this done and I think we had it completed in just under half a hour, so as you can guess we didn’t marinade the chicken for very long at all but it was still lovely. The juicy tomatoes are a great addition and really compliment the marinade. We did these under the grill but they’d be really good for a BBQ too.

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