Chicken Tikka Kebabs

Forget the takeaway and enjoy these Chicken Tikka Kebabs, perfect if you are calorie counting or following a plans like Weight Watchers!

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍

Summer is just around the corner, and we love a nice Chicken Kebab! These Chicken Tikka Kebabs is the perfect accompaniment to a slimming Indian Fakeaway.

These Chicken Tikka Kebabs are fab to have for supper, or even lunch. You can prepare them in advance to save some time and they’ll even freeze well when cooked.

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Making things like these Chicken Tikka Kebabs instead of ordering the same from the takeaway dramatically increases our weekly losses. It really help us stick to plan, instead of being lazy and picking up the phone!

We have lots of amazing kebab recipes for you to try here at Pinch of Nom!

How many Calories are in Chicken Tikka Kebabs?

Each serving of these Chicken Tikka Kebabs is only 206 calories, a huge saving on their takeaway equivalent!

This means they fall into our Everyday Light recipe category. You can find all of our other Everyday Light recipes here.

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These 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.

What diets are Chicken Tikka Kebabs suitable for?

These Chicken Tikka Kebabs are suitable if you’re following a gluten free diet.

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

How Weight Watchers friendly are Chicken Tikka Kebabs?

Each serving of these Chicken Tikka Kebabs is only 3 Points on the Weight Watchers plan, meaning you can enjoy them without blowing your allowance! Serve with a side salad of zero point foods for a low Point lunch or dinner.

How to Make Chicken Tikka Kebabs

This is one of our easiest recipes! Literally all you do is cut the chicken up, marinade and cook. It doesn’t get much easier. Here’s a summary;

  • Make the Tikka Seasoning Mix by mixing together all of the ingredients from the recipe card below. Store them in a jar with a tight lid as you won’t use all of it, so best to keep some for later.

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  • Chop the chicken into chicken nugget sized pieces, and pop in a bowl along with the lemon juice. Add 2 tbsp of the Tikka Seasoning Mix (in the recipe below) and mix well, then add the yoghurt and repeat. You want to make sure all of the chicken pieces are coated.

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  • Cover the bowl with clingfilm and leave the chicken to marinade in the fridge for at least an hour, but no more than 6 hours.
  • Preheat your oven to 200°C, pop your pan on the stove to heat up and thread the chicken onto the skewers.

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  • We want to give the Chicken Tikka Kebabs some colour first, so pop them in the griddle pan/frying pan to brown. Then place in the preheated oven for 5-10 minutes until cooked through.

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What should you should serve with Chicken Tikka Kebabs?

That’s how you make our Chicken Tikka Kebabs! So simple, straight forward and delicious! You can enjoy them with lots of different sides, including one of our Indian Fakeaway dishes. Here are some ideas;

Whatever accompaniment you choose, don’t forget to account for the extra calories and/or other nutritional values. 

Do you need any special ingredients to make Chicken Tikka Kebabs?

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There are a few things you need to make Chicken Tikka Kebabs. Some are necessary and some are ideal – they’ll make your life easier for sure!

You’ll need;

  • Good quality chicken breasts
  • A jar with a tight lid
  • Bamboo skewers
  • A cast iron griddle pan

As for the jar with the light lid – it’s needed to store the rest of the Tikka Seasoning Mix in. I use these Kilner herb jars from Amazon, they’re really good quality, and will keep your mix fresh and dry.

The bamboo skewers you can probably pick up from any supermarket, they’re on offer in a few supermarkets at the moment!

Lastly the cast iron griddle pan, this has to be the most used pan in our kitchen. It conducts heat so well, and is suitable for all stove surfaces. You also get those lovely griddle marks on your meat too.

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You can get this Kitchen Craft 24 cm Cast Iron Round Ribbed Grill Pan super cheap over on Amazon. It’s the one we have, and use many times each week!

How do you know when Chicken Tikka Kebabs are cooked?

Once cooked the chicken will be white all the way through. You can cut into a piece to check.

This should take approx 15 minutes total, colouring in the pan and then finishing in the oven (200°C).

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. 

How long can you keep Chicken Tikka Kebabs in the fridge?

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

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

Can I freeze Chicken Tikka 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 Chicken Tikka Kebabs?

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

Or you reheat in an oven pre-heated to 200°C for around 5 minutes, until piping hot throughout.

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.

Or you reheat in an oven pre-heated to 200°C for around 5 minutes, until piping hot throughout.

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INSTRUCTIONS
Tikka seasoning Mix
  1. Mix all of the ingredients together & place in a glass jar. Preferably one with a tight lid
Syn Free Chicken Tikka
  1. Cut the chicken breasts into chunks about the size and thickness of a chicken nugget. Place into a non-reactive bowl
  2. Add the lemon juice and mix well so all of the pieces are coated
  3. Add 2 tbsp of the Tikka Seasoning Mix and mix well. Then add the yogurt (and food colouring if you're using it) and mix well. Cover with clingfilm and place in the fridge for at least 1 hour
  4. Preheat an oven to 200°C
  5. Thread the chicken onto the bamboo skewers. Spray the chicken skewers with low calorie cooking spray
  6. Heat a cast iron griddle pan (or mist a frying pan with Frylight & heat, if you don't have one). When the pan is very hot, add the chicken, and cook on each side until the chicken colours
  7. Once coloured on all sides, place the chicken in the oven for 5-10 minutes until the chicken is cooked through

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RECIPE NOTES

We use a fan assisted oven for all of our recipes. Need help converting the temperature for your oven? 

Click here for our oven temperature conversion guide.

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.
- Defrost thoroughly before reheating (you can use the defrost setting on your microwave.)
- Make sure it is piping hot all the way through before serving.

If making this recipe Gluten Free please make sure to check the ingredients that you’re using

Especially things such as; 

- Stock cubes
- Soy sauce - substitute with Tamari.
- Worcestershire sauce - substitute with Henderson’s Relish.
- Etc.

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16 Comments
  1. Made this tonight with a ‘kebab shop style salad’ (spiralised red and white cabbage, spiralised onion, shredded iceberg
    lettuce and chunky tomato – lemon, white vinegar and salt for the dressing), the chicken was AMAZING! My boyfriend loved it too, would never have thought it was a SW recipe! Felt like a takeaway! Thank you so much 🙂

  2. Made these for the family tonight! 6 empty plates and thumbs up from all. Was very nice and so easy to make. Thank you for sharing the recipe

  3. Don’t think I would have stuck slimming word without this site.
    Thank you for these great recipes.
    Can you make this into chicken tikka with rice how would you make more of the sauce ?
    Thanks

  4. Oh no I’ve just marinaded my chicken and popped them into the fridge to have tomorrow evening at a bbq. 😢 i just read the part where it says no longer than 6 hours. Will they be ok? Or will I bin them?

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