How to Make Healthier Chicken Tikka #Healthyeating

by The School of Balance

A quick and healthy alternative to an Indian takeaway. Great on the BBQ or cooked on the grill inside. Enjoy!


Step 1

I love a takeaway but I don't love how unhealthy they are. This is a great healthier version of one of my favourites. It can be cooked in a pan, under the grill or on the BBQ.

Step 2

Start with about 150g natural yoghurt. This is fat free.

Step 3

Add 1 tbsp of tikka curry paste. You can find recipes to make your own on google (which freezes well) but this is shop bought

Step 4

Add 2 sprigs of chopped mint and 1/2 tsp chilli powder (if you like some heat)

Step 5

Add freshly ground black pepper, one crushed garlic clove, about 1 inch of grates fresh ginger root and the juice of half a lemon

Step 6

Mix well

Step 7

Add your raw diced chicken and coat with the marinade

Step 8

Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour or even over night

Step 9

Thread the chicken into skewers

Step 10

Cook on a BBQ or griddle pan until the outside is slightly charred and the inside is cooked through. The trick is the turn them regularly to ensure they cook evenly!

Step 11

These are good served with my Indian lamb burgers, salsa and pea and mint dip with plenty of salad.

Step 12

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