Chicken Tikka Kebabs

  • 20MINS
  • 20MINS
  • 206KCAL

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

NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories206
  • Carbs7g
  • Protein19g
  • Fat2g
  • Saturates1g
  • Sugars1g

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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 to know 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-friendly 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.

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!

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 or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly are Chicken Tikka Kebabs?

  • You need to count 2 Points per portion of this Chicken Tikka Kebabs recipe if you’re on WW Green. 
  • You need to count 0 Points per portion of this Chicken Tikka Kebabs recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 0 Points per portion of this Chicken Tikka Kebabs recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Each serving of these Chicken Tikka Kebabs is 0 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 the perfect lunch or dinner.

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.

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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I use these Kilner herb jars from Amazon, they’re really good quality, and will keep your mix fresh and dry.

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 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.

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.

Tikka seasoning mix

Step 1

Mix all of the ingredients together and place in a glass jar. Preferably one with a tight lid.

For the chicken tikka

Step 1

Cut the chicken breasts into chunks about the size and thickness of a chicken nugget. Place into a non-reactive bowl.

Step 2

Add the lemon juice and mix well so all of the pieces are coated.

Step 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.

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Step 4

Preheat an oven to 200°C.

Step 5

Thread the chicken onto the bamboo skewers. Spray the chicken skewers with low calorie cooking spray.

Step 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.

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Step 7

Once coloured on all sides, place the chicken in the oven for 5-10 minutes until the chicken is cooked through.

Chicken Tikka Kebabs_013_Pinch of Nom Slimming RecipesWhat 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;

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

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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Chicken Tikka Kebabs

Forget the takeaway and enjoy these Chicken Tikka Kebabs, perfect if you are calorie counting or following plans like Slimming World and Weight Watchers!
  • Prep Time
    20 MINS
  • Cook Time
    20 MINS
  • KCals 206
  • Carbs 7G
WW Points
  • 2 Green
  • 0 Blue
  • 0 Purple

Ingredients

Tikka Seasoning Mix

  • 3 tsp Paprika
  • 2 tsp Ground Coriander
  • 2 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 2 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1.5 tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper

Chicken Tikka

  • 2 tbsp Tikka Seasoning Mix
  • 4 large Chicken Breasts cut into chunks
  • 3 tbsp 0% Fat Yogurt
  • 1 Lemon juice of
  • 2 drops Red Food Colouring optional
  • Low Calorie Cooking Spray

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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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PennySunday 24th June 2018

H, can I use turkey breast steaks cubed instead of chicken?

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Deborah HenshawTuesday 12th June 2018

Hi I don’t have any ground cumin will cumin seed do,

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KellyFriday 20th April 2018

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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