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Chicken Tikka 


Veggie Skewers


I am sharing quick and simple version of my all-time favorite South Asian dishes since childhood, chicken tikka.  This dish is basically grilled chicken that has been marinated with aromatic spices like chili powder, cumin, coriander powder, turmeric and more. I always have enjoyed this dish with a side of rice or warm homemade naan.  This dish is perfect for batch cooking and meal prepping for the week. 

Chicken Tikka & Veggie Skewers Recipe


Servings: 4

Prep Time: 35 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: about 50 minutes

Author: Huma Naz


  • 1 pound chicken thigh, boneless/skinless, ~1.5-inch cuts/cubes

  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped 2-inch cubes

  • 1 small onion, 2-inch cubes

  • 2 lime wedges

  • Oil 

  • Wooden skewers 


  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt

  • 1 tbsp. ginger/garlic paste

  • 1 tbsp. lime juice

  • 2 tsp. chili powder

  • 2 tsp. cumin powder

  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric

  • 2 tsp. coriander powder

  • salt/pepper (adjust to taste)

  • Cilantro for garnish


  1. In a bowl, combine all the marinade ingredients and stir well. Toss in chicken, stir, and coat each cube well with the marinade. Let it rest in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.  You can even marinate the chicken and leave it in the fridge overnight. 

  2. Once the chicken is done resting, thread the chicken, bell pepper, and onion on the skewers alternating between each. Do not over-crowd the skewers. 

  3. You can then grill the chicken on a griddle on medium to low heat for 15-20 minutes, turning the skewers between time until the chicken is cooked well. These can also be baked in the oven at 400°F for about 15-20 minutes until the chicken is cooked thoroughly.

  4. Garnish with cilantro, lemon/lime wedges. You can serve the Chicken Tikka Skewers with coconut and herb chutney, rice, or naan. 


Recipe Notes:

  • You can make a batch of the marinated chicken and freeze it for later use.

  • Soaking wooden skewers in water before threading the ingredients on it can prevent the wood from burning while cooking. 

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