6/01/2009

Chicken Tikka Skewers Recipe


Chicken Tikka is an easy-to-cook Indian dish in which chicken chunks are marinated in special spices and then grilled on skewers.This chicken recipe is perfect for the grill or barbecue - and it's low-calorie too.

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes

Ingredients - Serves 4
  • 150g pot low-fat natural yogurt
  • 2 tbsp hot curry paste
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts , cubed
  • 250g pack cherry tomatoes
  • 4 wholemeal chapattis , warmed, to serve
FOR THE CUCUMBER SALAD
  • ½ cucumber , halved lengthways, deseeded and sliced
  • 1 red onion , thinly sliced
  • handful chopped coriander leaves
  • juice 1 lemon
  • 50g pack lamb's lettuce or pea shoots
Preparation
  • Put 8 wooden skewers in a bowl of water to soak. Mix the yogurt and curry paste together in a bowl, then add the chicken (if you have time, marinate for an hr or so). In a large bowl, toss together the cucumber, red onion, coriander and lemon juice. Chill until ready to serve.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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