Cumin-Scented Chicken Tikka Recipe

Looking for an easy Cumin-scented chicken tikka recipe? Learn how to make Cumin-scented chicken tikka using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by gandv

Makes 6 servings



You can strain plain yogurt through a cheese cloth if you can't find greek yogurt.

Recipe Ingredients for Cumin-scented chicken tikka

2 lb skinless chicken breast
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 1/4 tsp salt
1 pinch of saffron
1 tbsp milk
6 oz greek yogurt
6 garlic cloves
1 tbsp ginger root
1/2 tsp ground turmeric
1 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp chili powder
2 tbsp cumin
2 tsp corn flour
1 tsp sugar
2 fl oz sunflower oil
2 oz butter

Recipe Directions for Cumin-scented chicken tikka

  1. Soak 6 skewers for 30 minutes first as this prevents them burning during cooking.

  2. Pound the saffron threads. Heat the milk over medium heat until hot, but not boiling.

  3. Put the chicken in a mixing bowl and thoroughly rub the lemon juice and salt into pieces with your fingertips. Set aside for 30 minutes. Soak the pounded saffron in the hot milk and set aside for 20 minutes.

  4. Crush the garlic to a pulp. Grate the ginger root. Melt the butter.

  5. Whisk the yogurt and add the remaining ingredients including the saffron milk, but not the butter. Mix well and add this marinade to the chicken. Mix thoroughly until the chicken is fully coated. Cover and leave to marinate for 2-3 hours or overnight in the fridge. Bring it to room temp before cooking.

  6. Preheat the grill to high and line a grill pan (without the grid) with foil. Lightly brush the foil and 5-6 skewers, soak them for 30 minutes first as this prevents them burning during cooking.

  7. Thread the chicken pieces on the skewers (reserve any remaining marinade) and place them on the prepared grill pan. Cook 3 inches below the grill for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, mix any leftover marinade with the elted butter and brush the chicken generously with the mixture. Continue to cook for 3-4 minutes or until slightly charred.

  8. Turn the skewers over and baste with the remaining marinade. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until slightly charred. Remove and serve.

Categories

Chicken, Appetizers, First Course, Indian, Fourth of July, Barbecue

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 212.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
478
Calories from Fat
264
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
29.3g
45%
Saturated Fat
9.3g
47%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
157mg
52%
Sodium
686mg
29%
Potassium
440mg
13%
Total Carbohydrates
5.1g
2%
Dietary Fiber
0.4g
2%
Sugars
2.1g
Protein
46.9g
Vitamin A 9% Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 7% Iron 18%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B-
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • High in niacin
  • High in selenium
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
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