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Tandoori Chicken Skewers

Let's make some delicious Tandoori Inspired Chicken Skewers! They're the perfect 30 minute dinner that's packed with flavor and that the whole family will LOVE.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 1.5 pounds chicken breast or boneless, skinless chicken thighs cubed
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/3 cup plain whole milk yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger minced or paste
  • 1 tablespoon fresh garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons garam masala
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons mild chili powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne powder optional
  • juice of 1 whole lime
  • ghee for basting, optional

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, add the cubed chicken along with the olive oil, plain yogurt, ginger, garlic, all the spices, and lime juice. Mix well and allow the chicken to marinade for at least 30 minutes. The longer the better!
  • Soak wooden skewers in warm water for 20 minutes to prevent them from burning in the oven or on the grill.

TO GRILL

  • Preheat grill or grill pan to medium high heat. Make sure to grease the grill by brushing it with oil to avoid the skewers from sticking.
  • Add the skewers to the grill and cook for about 6 to 8 minutes on each side. Optional, baste the skewers by brushing with ghee on each side once while they cook. Once cooked through, take off the grill and serve hot!

TO BAKE IN THE OVEN

  • If using chicken thighs, preheat oven to 450°F. Line a tray with foil and add a wire rack on top. Spray the wire rack to avoid any sticking and place the skewers on. Bake for 20 minutes, until golden brown and cooked through in the center. Take out of the oven and serve hot.
  • If using chicken breast, preheat oven to 450°F. Line a tray with foil and add a wire rack on top. Spray the wire rack to avoid any sticking and place the skewers on. Bake for about 10 to 12 minutes. Then switch to broil just for 2 to 3 minutes to get some nice browning on the skewers. Take out of the oven when cooked through and serve hot.
Keyword 30 minute dinner, barbecue recipe, BBQ, indian food
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