Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Mouthwatering Chicken tikkas

As I have already told in my other posts, me and my husband both are big fan of any chicken dish. But for me if there is a recipe that doesn't need any time near the stove then its a real bonus:) This is one such recipe which is definitely a healthy and easy way to cook chicken. I still remember the first time I made this, I was so excited and happy the way it turned out. I make them very often at home as my husband is a big fan of this.

Seriously, doesn't it look gorgeous and inviting:) Even though I just now had it I couldn't help drooling on this

(Serves 2)
1/2 lb chicken breasts (use only the chicken breasts for this recipe)
2 tbsp yogurt
2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
1 tbsp olive oil (you can also substitute butter but I always use Olive oil as it is heart healthy)
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/4 tsp amchoor powder
salt to taste
pinch of orange red color
4 to 5 bamboo skewers or stainless steel skewers(you get them in almost all the stores)

Clean and trim all the visible fat from the chicken. Cut them into medium sized cubes(a little bigger than you cut for any chicken curry). Now in a big bowl mix all the other ingredients except chicken for marinate. Whisk them with a fork so that all the spices come together. Now add the chicken pieces to the marinate and coat them well in the spices. Cover and let it sit in the refrigerator for minimum 4 hrs(or even overnight).

If you are using the bamboo skewers just soak them in water for 30 minutes to prevent them from burning. Pre heat the oven to 425 F. Weave the chicken pieces one by one onto the skewers. For a better presentation you can alternate cubed onions, red peppers and green peppers between the chicken pieces. Otherwise just weave the chicken pieces alone onto the skewers and bake them for 25 to 30 mins or until the edges start browning. Remove the chicken pieces from the skewers and serve them hot.

Definitely try them at home and if you have any questions or doubts just feel free to email me, I would be happy to help:)

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