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Boneless tandoori chicken tikka

If you're looking for a delicious healthy feast that rivals restaurant quality, look no further than this tandoori chicken tikka. Made with lean chicken breast, yogurt, and spices, and grilled to perfection, these chicken skewers are succulent and bursting with flavour. Plus, with its high-protein content, this Indian recipe is a nourishing choice for those managing diabetes.



  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt, zero fat
  • 1 lemon, fresh, juice only
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, fresh, large, finely chopped
  • 2 inch ginger, fresh, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons Kashmiri red chilli, powder, extra hot
  • 1 teaspoon mango powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon aniseed powder
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 extra large breasts, skinless, cut into 24 pieces


  1. Create a tandoori chicken tikka marinade by combining Greek yogurt, oil, garlic, ginger, lemon juice, salt, paprika, Kashmiri red chili powder, mango powder, cinnamon powder, and aniseed powder. Use a large-sized container that has a secure lid to hold the chicken.
  2. Cut the boneless chicken breast in half vertically, then slice horizontally twice. Each breast should yield six large pieces – a total of 24 pieces.
  3. Toss the chicken pieces into the marinade, ensuring they are evenly coated. Cover and refrigerate for two days.
  4. Soak six thick wooden skewers in water for at least one hour to avoid burning when you grill the chicken tikka.
  5. Thread each piece of chicken onto a skewer, piercing it through the middle to ensure even cooking.
  6. Preheat your oven to the broil setting, and carefully place the chicken breast skewers in an oven-proof tray. Be sure that you leave ample room between each skewer.
  7. Place the tray in the oven and position it on the shelf above the middle. Grill your skewers for 10 minutes, flip them, and cook the other side for an additional 10 minutes or until cooked through. As you turn the skewers, make sure to rotate each piece so all sides are cooked through with some char. Total grilling time is between 20 to 25 minutes. Enjoy! 

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