Chicken Tikka


Chicken Tikka

Here is a great weeknight dinner, it takes about 10 minutes to assemble and cook!  This is a perfect dish to introduce children to Indian food.  The chicken is subtly spiced and who doesn’t love to eat things on sticks?   I bought some metal skewers at a garage sale for a few bucks and I love them!  They can go in the dishwasher and they never burn like bamboo skewers do.  Just be careful, the skewers get hot!

  • 1 ½ lbs. boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into bite sized pieces
  • ½ C. plain yogurt
  • ½ t. salt
  • ¼ t. cinnamon (Henry’s idea, and it works)
  • 1 T. cumin
  • 1 t. chili powder
  • 1 T. fresh grated ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Juice of ½ a lemon
  • fresh mint for garnish, optional

In a bowl, mix all the ingredients together, cover and marinate all day or overnight.  This takes 5 minutes to throw into a bowl in the morning on your way out the door.  Remove the chicken from the marinade and thread onto skewers.  Heat the broiler to high heat- my oven goes to 500 degrees.  Broil on the top rack for about 7 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.  Don’t worry, a few charred spots give it more color and flavor!  Garnish with some fresh mint if you like.


About swellkid recipes

I am a mother of two boys, a wife, a teacher, and an avid home cook. These recipes are written, tested and created or adapted by me in my home kitchen. All photos were taken by me with my Canon Digital Rebel XT. No filters or Photoshop, usually natural light on my kitchen table. My motto is, if I can do it, you can do it!
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4 Responses to Chicken Tikka

  1. Karen says:

    Looks really good. What would you suggest to serve it with?

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