Chicken Tikka Skewers

Chicken Tikka Masala Skewers

Chicken Tikka Masala Skewers
Chicken Tikka Skewers.

Servings: 3 to 4
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Marinating Time: 30 to 60 minutes
Cook Time: 12 to 15 minutes

Cooking chicken perfectly can be a big challenge. Often times people tell me that they become frustrated when cooking chicken because they are constantly overcooking it and drying it out. The next time you are looking to create a dinner starring chicken why not try this simple marinated chicken skewer.

I have taken GOOD FOOD FOR GOOD Tikka Masala Sauce and added some yogurt to it to create a marinade that will help keep the chicken moist while it cooks and add a subtle hint of tanginess that pairs well with the spices in our Tikka Masala sauce.

Ingredients:

  1. GOOD FOOD FOR GOOD Tikka Masala Fresh Fresh Simmer Sauce, 1 bottle (250 mL)
  2. Balkan style yogurt, plain, ⅓ cup (80 mL)
  3. Boneless skinless chicken breast, 3 pieces (750 g)
  4. Bamboo skewers, 8 pieces, presoaked in cold water

Method:

  1. In a small mixing bowl whisk together the Tikka Masala sauce and ⅓ cup of plain Balkan style yogurt. Mix well until thoroughly combined.
  2. To butcher the chicken, begin by removing the tenders from the underside of the breast. Cut chicken into 1 inch cubes and place in a medium to large size mixing bowl.
  3. Pour Tikka Masala sauce over the chicken and stir well until all the chicken is combined.
  4. Cover bowl and place in the refrigerator for 30 to 60 minute to marinate.
  5. Preheat barbeque or oven to 350°F (176°C).
  6. After marinating the chicken, remove it from the refrigerator and place approximately 4 pieces of chicken on each presoaked skewer.
  7. Cook chicken on barbeque or in oven for approximately 12 to 15 minutes or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C).

Chef’s Tip

  1. When cooking the skewers on a barbeque or in a grille pan make sure to oil the cooking surface liberally to prevent the skewers from sticking.
  2. Soaking the skewers in cold water for at least 5 minutes prior to adding your meat or vegetables will make the skewering process easier and reduce the chance of the wood splintering.
  3. The best way to ensure that any meat product is cooked perfectly is to use a thermometer to check the internal temperature. Thermometers are a cheap investment that will help you achieve the best doneness for meat products.

Recipe by Chef Katherine Sowden

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