Grilled Chicken Tikka


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Servings: 4
  • 3 large boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon pressed garlic
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 2 1⁄2 tablespoons cayenne pepper
  • 1⁄3 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄3 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • melted butter or olive oil, for brushing
  • lime, for serving
  • Clean your chicken, and cut it into cubes for threading on skewers.
  • Take a fork and prick the chicken many times.
  • Put lemon juice in bowl with chicken, stir well, and set it aside.
  • In a large bowl, mix yogurt, garlic, ginger, cumin, turmeric, cayenne, salt and pepper.
  • Place the chicken in the bowl with the marinade, and marinate for at least 2 hours, preferably 4-6 hours.
  • Thread chicken onto skewers.
  • Heat your grill with a nice flame and place chicken skewers on the grill.
  • Brush with butter or olive oil, and grill approximately 6 minutes on each side, or until done, having nice grill/char markings.
  • Once you have grilled one side for 6 minutes, turn them over and brush with butter or olive oil, and grill 6 more minutes or until done.
  • Serve with lime wedges on the side for squirting on chicken pieces

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