Tandoori-Style Chicken Kebabs

  • 5MINS
  • 35MINS
  • Serves 4
  • 236KCAL

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

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NutritionPer Serving

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

Chicken Tandoori Kebabs - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

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We love a good Fakeaway and these slimming friendly Tandoori-Style Chicken 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 Tandoori-Style Chicken 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 Tandoori-Style Chicken Kebabs as spicy or mild as you like – just add some extra chilli powder for more of a kick!

What diets are these Tandoori-Style Chicken Kebabs suitable for?

This Tandoori-Style Chicken 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.

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

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Below we added some of our communities most common hints and tips. We hope you find them useful.

You can freeze the marinated skewers on trays before cooking. Simply defrost and cook as per recipe.

Amazing fakeaway, fully loaded wholemeal pitta with lettuce, pickled red cabbage, onions, cucumber, fresh green chilli and gherkins. Topped with tandoori chicken, finished with a squeeze of lemon juice and added some homemade yogurt and mint sauce.
BBQ Heaven
These kebabs are so easy to make with simple ingredients and absolutely delicious. I chop peppers and alternate with the chicken pieces on the skewers. Perfect on the BBQ. Leftovers chopped up in sandwiches with salad are delicious
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Hubbys first time making this, he said it was so easy.
Such a yummy dish, hubby prepared the marinade and left the chicken in it overnight to give the best flavour. I hope he makes it again.
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So easy, so tasty, firm favourite with us
The longer you leave the chicken to marinade the better, also, I use red food colouring to give it an authentic Indian takeaway look. I bought metal skewers as it's so much easier than soaking wooden ones before cooking.
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Amazing!! Family favorite!!
Used chicken thighs, very tasty and family love it! It's a weekly must have with cajan sweet potato wedges, salad and corn on the cob
A lovely simple recipe which tastes like a takeaway.
This was a really simple recipe, I marinated it overnight then it was really quick to make for a busy week night tea.
Marinade
I had a smaller packet of chicken but still made full marinade and added a little fat free yoghurt to leftover sauce and poured on top
Use a deep roasting tin and serve with home made wedges!
I put the skewers across a deep roasting tin so that they were suspended, this stopped the chicken getting stuck to the bottom of the tray while cooking. I added red onion to the skewers and served with home made wedges
Tandoori Chicken Kebabs
While the chicken was baking, I made up some of the simple naan dough with coriander added to the mix. Instead of baking, I cooked it over a low heat on a frying pan, ready in 10 minutes. Served with sriracha, low cal garlic sauce & lots of salad
Super tasty!! Who needs takeaways!
Marinate overnight if time allows
Loved this recipe and went down a treat with the Family
I added food colouring powder to get the red but it doesn’t change the taste. The meat was so juicy and tender!
Cooking tip
Use baking paper or foil at the bottom of the baking tray to catch any marinade dripping while cooking. I also use metal skewers long enough to rest either side of the baking tray, so kebabs are suspended while cooking.
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Will never buy tandoori chicken again!
The longer you leave to marinate the more tasty it is!

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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 Tandoori-Style Chicken 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 Tandoori-Style Chicken Kebabs?

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

These Tandoori-Style Chicken 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 Tandoori-Style Chicken Kebabs? 

These Tandoori-Style Chicken 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 Tandoori-Style Chicken Kebabs are cooked?

You should cook these Tandoori-Style Chicken 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 Tandoori-Style Chicken Kebabs any other way?

Yes you can!

You can cook these Tandoori-Style Chicken 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 Tandoori-Style Chicken 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 Tandoori-Style Chicken Kebabs in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so. 

Can I freeze these Tandoori-Style Chicken 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 Tandoori-Style Chicken 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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Tandoori-Style Chicken Kebabs

We love a good Fakeaway, and these Tandoori-Style Chicken Kebabs are no exception - great for a slimming friendly barbecue!
  • Prep Time
    5 MINS
  • Cook Time
    35 MINS
  • KCals 236
  • Carbs 5G

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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Deb whyteSunday 21st March 2021

Can I marinade this chicken overnight in the yoghurt or will it ruin?

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    HollyMonday 22nd March 2021

    Hey Deb, the marinade should be fine left overnight, hope that helps!

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Adele MasonWednesday 13th January 2021

Can someone pleaae tell me is this the one that you can stand on an onion or potato

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    HollyThursday 14th January 2021

    Hey Adele, our Chicken Kebab recipe that is stood on a potato or can be found HERE hope that helps!

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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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Leanne InghamSunday 17th February 2019

Can you use fish with this recipe instead of chicken?

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KEllySaturday 19th January 2019

How can you stop the chicken tasting dry after?

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Rachel BroadistThursday 20th September 2018

Where did people buy the tandoori spice mix from? I’m struggling to find one. Thanks x

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    HazelThursday 20th February 2020

    I got the Tandoori spice from Asda.

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      Steve CowderoyMonday 11th May 2020

      Hi Hazel, thanks for helping Rachel with your suggestion.

    KatyThursday 24th February 2022

    Go to the Asian section in sainsburys or any major supermarket. They sell in bags

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      SharonFriday 25th February 2022

      Hi Katy, thanks for helping out with your suggestions for where to buy tandoori spice mix.

SophieMonday 30th July 2018

I’ve bought natural yoghurt instead of the Greek natural yoghurt. Silly question, but will it still work? Thank you

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