Chicken Tandoori Kebabs

  • 5MINS
  • 30MINS
  • 236KCAL

We love a good Fakeaway, and these Chicken Tandoori Kebabs are no exception – great for a slimming friendly barbecue!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories236
  • Carbs5g
  • Protein31g
  • Fat7g
  • Saturates1g
  • Sugars0.4g

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card below. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb!

We love a good Fakeaway and these slimming friendly Chicken Tandoori Kebabs are no exception!  They’re super versatile, family friendly and great if you’re counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers.

Our Chicken Tandoori Kebabs are packed full of flavour and are so simple to make.  Just pop everything into a bowl, leave it all to marinade and then stick onto a skewer to cook!

These kebabs can be served in so many ways and are perfect with rice, in a flatbread, as part of a salad or in a pitta or wrap.  You can make your Chicken Tandoori Kebabs as spicy or mild as you like – just add some extra chilli powder for more of a kick!

What diets are these Chicken Tandoori Kebabs suitable for?

This Chicken Tandoori Kebabs recipe can be made dairy free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for dairy free versions; 

  • Fat free Greek yoghurt

It can also be made gluten free by swapping the following ingredients out for gluten free alternatives;

  • Dark soy sauce

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Chicken Tandoori Kebabs recipe?

  • You need to count 8 Points per portion of this Chicken Tandoori Kebabs recipe if you’re on WW Green. 
  • You need to count 7 Points per portion of this Chicken Tandoori Kebabs recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 7 Points per portion of this Chicken Tandoori Kebabs recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make these Chicken Tandoori Kebabs?

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You’ll need some Tandoori Spice mix for this recipe.  The Tesco Tandoori Curry Powder is great for this recipe. 

You can also use the East End Tandoori Masala Powder! You can pick them both up from the supermarket, or over on Amazon! Do note that they can vary in their nutritional values so make sure you double check whichever one you use.

To make these Chicken Tandoori Kebabs you’ll need some kebab skewers which you can pick up from Amazon. These ones are particularly good as they are flat, and therefore easier to turn over as the meat won’t slip round (speaking from experience, we can assure you!).

If you choose to use some bamboo barbecue skewers, then just make sure to soak them in water for a while first to prevent them from burning on the barbecue or in the oven.

How many calories are in these Chicken Tandoori Kebabs?

There are 236 calories per portion in these Chicken Tandoori Kebabs, which means they fall into our Everyday Light category. 

These Chicken Tandoori Kebabs are perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fit well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

 

Step 1

Place all of the ingredients, except the chicken into a bowl and mix.

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Step 2

Dice the chicken thighs into large chunks, ensuring that any visible fat or skin have been removed. Place into the yoghurt marinade, cover and chill in the fridge for 2-4 hours.

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Step 3

Remove from the fridge. Place the chicken onto skewers (metal or bamboo, just remember to soak bamboo skewers in water to prevent them from burning). Place onto a hot barbecue for around 30-35 minutes until the chicken has cooked through.

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Step 4

If you prefer to cook these in the oven, skewer the meat as above, and place into an oven preheated to 180ºC for 35-40 minutes until cooked through.

Chicken Tandoori Kebabs - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

What could I serve with these Chicken Tandoori Kebabs? 

These Chicken Tandoori Kebabs work really well with a wide range of accompaniments including any of the following:

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How do you know when these Chicken Tandoori Kebabs are cooked?

You should cook these Chicken Tandoori Kebabs for around 30 – 35 minutes on the BBQ, or 35 – 40 minutes in the oven.  The chicken should be cooked through.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe. 

Can you cook these Chicken Tandoori Kebabs any other way?

Yes you can!

You can cook these Chicken Tandoori Kebabs on the BBQ which should take around 30 – 35 minutes for the chicken to cook through.

You could also cook these in the oven for around 35 – 40 minutes until the chicken is cooked through.

How long can you keep these Chicken Tandoori Kebabs in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat this dish within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill.  You can keep leftovers of Chicken Tandoori Kebabs in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so. 

Can I freeze these Chicken Tandoori Kebabs?

Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer! 

How do I reheat these Chicken Tandoori Kebabs?

From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.

From frozen: Allow to defrost, and heat covered in the microwave for 3-5 minutes then stir. Cook for a further 5-7 minutes until piping hot.

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Chicken Tandoori Kebabs

We love a good Fakeaway, and these Chicken Tandoori Kebabs are no exception - great for a slimming friendly barbecue!
  • Prep Time
    5 MINS
  • Cook Time
    30 MINS
  • KCals 236
  • Carbs 5G
WW Points
  • 8 Green
  • 7 Blue
  • 7 Purple

Ingredients

  • 600 grams chicken thigh fillets
  • 250 grams fat free Greek yoghurt
  • 4 tbsp tandoori curry powder
  • 1 clove garlic finely grated
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger finely grated
  • ½ lemon juice of
  • 1 tsp dark soy sauce
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1-2 drops red food colouring optional

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Instructions

  1. Place all of the ingredients, except the chicken into a bowl and mix.
  2. Dice the chicken thighs into large chunks, ensuring that any visible fat or skin have been removed. Place into the yoghurt marinade, cover and chill in the fridge for 2-4 hours.
  3. Remove from the fridge. Place the chicken onto skewers (metal or bamboo, just remember to soak bamboo skewers in water to prevent them from burning). Place onto a hot barbecue for around 30-35 minutes until the chicken has cooked through. If you prefer to cook these in the oven, skewer the meat as above, and place into an oven preheated to 180ºC for 35-40 minutes until cooked through.
  4. Once cooked, serve with your choice of accompaniment!

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AshleeMonday 9th March 2020

How much is a portion?

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    Holly LevellMonday 18th May 2020

    Hi Ashlee, this recipe serves 4 people

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