Chicken tikka skewers and cucumber raita served on a stone platter.

Tikka Chicken Skewers with a Cucumber Raita

Beautifully marinated and charred chicken tikka skewers served with refreshing cucumber raita. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword chicken tikka marinade, chicken tikka recipe, cucumber raita
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 674 kcal
Author Nicolas


Chicken Tikka skewers (makes roughly 8-10 skewers)

  • 1.25 kg of boneless chicken thighs cut into bite-size chunks
  • 1 cup of natural yoghurt
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons of ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 pinch of ground cinnamon
  • 1 thumb-sized piece of fresh ginger peeled and grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of salt

Cucumber Raita


Cucumber Raita:

  1. Mix all of the ingredients for the cucumber raita in a bowl. Set aside. 

Chicken Tikka Skewers:

  1. Put your chicken, yoghurt, lemon juice, cumin, ground coriander, garam masala, garlic powder, cinnamon, ginger, black pepper and salt in a bowl and mix everything together.  

  2. Marinade overnight if possible, or just continue with the recipe if you don't have the time. 

  3. Next, preheat the oven to 225 degrees C (435 degrees F), then switch the oven to the grill setting. 

  4. If you're using wooden skewers, soak them in water for about 10 minutes. This will prevent the skewers from burning in the oven. 

  5. Thread the chicken on your skewers, then place them on an ovenproof wire rack or on a roasting rack. Put the roasting rack over any kind of tray or roasting pan. Cook the skewers under the hot oven for about 7 minutes, take them out, turn them over/grill and then cook for another 2-3 minutes so that the chicken is coloured on both sides. 

  6. Serve your chicken tikka skewers with the cucumber raita. 

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Tikka Chicken Skewers with a Cucumber Raita
Amount Per Serving
Calories 674 Calories from Fat 239
% Daily Value*
Fat 26.6g41%
Saturated Fat 8.4g53%
Cholesterol 290mg97%
Sodium 898mg39%
Potassium 1067mg30%
Carbohydrates 9.3g3%
Fiber 0.9g4%
Sugar 5.8g6%
Protein 94.6g189%
Calcium 140mg14%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.