Chicken Tikka Skewers on a wooden serving board
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5 from 36 votes

Chicken Tikka Skewers

If you want to liven up chicken breasts, try these Chicken Tikka Skewers this week.
Prep Time35 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: chicken skewer, chicken tikka, healthy chicken, healthy indian, indian recipe
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 347kcal
Author: Dannii



  • 800 g Chicken breasts, cut in to chunks
  • 1 pinch Sea salt and black pepper
  • 2 tsp Paprika
  • 2 tsp Cumin
  • 2 tsp Ground cumin
  • 2 tsp Garam masala
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tsp Onion powder
  • 1 tsp Mild chilli powder
  • 4 tbsp 0% Greek Yoghurt
  • 0.5 Lemon (juice only)
  • 1 Red onion, cut in to chunks
  • 1 Yellow pepper, cut in to chunks


  • 8 tbsp 0% Greek yoghurt
  • 1 Garlic clove
  • 0.5 Lemon (juice only)
  • 1 handful Fresh mint, chopped
  • 1 handful Fresh coriander, chopped
  • 0.25 Cucumber, grated and squeezed

To serve:

  • Mango chutney


  • Put the chunks of chicken breast in to a large bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together all the tikka seasoning ingredients.
  • Add the yoghurt, tikka seasoning and lemon juice to the chicken and mix well. Put in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  • Thread the chicken on to 8 wooden skewers (which have been soaking for 30 minutes to avoid burning) along with some chunks of red onion and yellow pepper.
  • Cook under the grill (broiler) at a medium heat for 15-20 minutes, turning often, until the chicken is cooked through.
  • Serve with a salad, the raita and some mango chutney (optional).


  • You can make these ahead of time and it actually intensifies the flavour leaving them in the fridge for a few hours.
  • These are fairly mild, so if you prefer things spicier then add some more chili powder to the seasoning.
  • Some cubes on paneer go really well on these skewers.


Serving: 2skewers | Calories: 347kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 59g | Fat: 7g | Sodium: 689mg | Potassium: 227mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1250IU | Vitamin C: 118.8mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 2mg