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Air Fryer Chicken Tikka Skewers: A Healthy Twist on a Classic Favourite

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In the world of culinary delights, Chicken Tikka holds a special place, especially for those who relish the rich flavours of Indian cuisine. The traditional method of preparing this dish involves grilling marinated chicken pieces in a tandoor. However, with the advent of modern cooking appliances, the air fryer has emerged as a game changer, offering a healthier alternative without compromising on taste. In this blog, we'll delve into the nuances of preparing mouth-watering Chicken Tikka skewers in an air fryer, addressing common queries and offering tips to perfect this dish.

What Makes Air Fryer Chicken Tikka Skewers Special?

The air fryer, known for its ability to 'fry' foods with minimal oil, is an ideal tool for health-conscious food enthusiasts. Chicken Tikka skewers made in an air fryer are not only healthier but also incredibly easy to prepare. The high-heat circulation in the air fryer ensures that the chicken is cooked evenly and retains its moisture, yielding succulent, flavourful pieces.

Ingredients:

Chicken breasts

Olive oil

Yogurt

Spices and seasoning: garlic powder, salt, chilli powder, cumin, turmeric, paprika

 Red food colouring (optional)

Tomato Puree

Step-by-Step Recipe:

  • Marinate chicken using ingredients listed above.
  • Skewer it up and lay it out in the air fryer.
  • Air Fry for 200 degrees for 20 minutes, flipping halfway. Enjoy!
  • Best served with rice and mint sauce!


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Common Enquiries and Tips:


Can I use other parts of the chicken?

Absolutely! While breast pieces are leaner, you can also use thigh meat for juicier skewers.

Is marinating overnight essential?

Marinating overnight enhances the depth of flavours, but if short on time, a minimum of 30 minutes would suffice.

How to ensure even cooking in the air fryer?

Avoid overcrowding the basket. Cook in batches if necessary. This ensures that hot air circulates evenly, cooking the chicken perfectly.

Can I make this ahead of time?

Yes, you can marinate the chicken and store it in the refrigerator. Skewer and cook just before serving for the best taste.

What are some serving suggestions?

Serve with mint chutney, lemon wedges, and a side of cucumber salad, rice or naan bread for a complete meal.

Is this recipe gluten-free?

Yes, this recipe is naturally gluten-free. However, always check the labels on your spices and yogurt to be sure.

How to make this recipe vegan?

Swap chicken with tofu or vegetables like bell peppers, onions, and mushrooms for a vegan version. OR for an even healthier alternative, check out our halloumi skewers recipe here!

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Conclusion:

Air Fryer Chicken Tikka Skewers are not just a healthier alternative but also a testament to how traditional recipes can be adapted to modern cooking methods. This recipe is perfect for those seeking the delicious flavours of Chicken Tikka without the additional calories that come from traditional frying methods. Give this recipe a try, and let the tantalising flavours of Indian cuisine delight your palate, all the while keeping health in check!

Remember, cooking is all about experimenting and making a dish your own. Feel free to tweak the spices and marination time to suit your taste. Happy cooking!

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