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Chicken Tikka Kebabs (Gluten-Free)
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Celiac.com 07/17/2013 - I recently read somewhere that chicken tikka masala is the number one most popular dish in England. That does not surprise me. it's a delicious dish, and seems to be popular wherever it is offered. Many Americans also love chicken tikka masala.
This kebab recipe offers an easy way to enjoy the tasty goodness of chicken tikka masala at home, with minimal muss and fuss.
This recipe works great for outdoor summertime grilling, and will definitely have your family and any guests smiling.
1 cup yogurt
2 tablespoons garam masala,
½ cup chopped cilantro,
1½ teaspoons grated garlic
1½ teaspoons grated ginger
2 tablespoons tablespoon lime juice, plus 1 tablespoon
salt and cayenne pepper to taste
Note: Garam masala is a blend of spices. I don't have a special brand, but I am always cautious about spices, and encourage you to read labels to make sure that your brand does not include any wheat or gluten ingredients.
You can easily make it yourself with a little effort. A typical Indian garam masala includes: black and white peppercorns, cloves, cinnamon, black and white cumin seeds, along with black, brown and green cardamom pods.
Marinate cubed chicken thighs in 1 cup yogurt, 2 tablespoons garam masala, 1/2 cup chopped cilantro, 1½ teaspoons each grated garlic and ginger, 2 tablespoons lime juice, and salt and cayenne.
Skewer and grill over medium-high heat.
Serve with yogurt mixed with lime juice.
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