Slow Cooked Chicken Tikka Kebab Recipe
It's starting to come to the end of the traditional slow cooker season, though to be honest I use mine the whole year round... especially when there are some long days at lottie ahead. The trouble people often have is that slow cooker meals tend to be heavy and hearty which is not what you're looking for when it comes to warmer weather.
Then I got to thinking... well the whole dish doesn't have to be made in the slow cooker... why not just the main part with some lighter accompaniments to go alongside. My other half loves a good takeaway, but has never been a fan of kebabs since he stopped his wild youthful drinking days. So I thought, why not try a home-style kebab with lots of flavour and good bits in too and let me tell you, this slow cooked Chicken Tikka kebab was such a hit, I have been told it needs to be added to our regular meal list. This one is going to be brought out a lot in the summer I think!
2-4 Chicken Breasts or Deboned and Skinned Thighs (your preference... I used thighs as there's more flavour)
200ml Natural Yoghurt (can use fat free)
1tsp Garam Masala
1tsp Garlic Powder
1tsp Ground Cumin
Juice of 1 Lemon
1tsp Salt and Pepper
You can chop up the chicken breast into chunks, but I left mine whole in the bowl to shred later. Chuck all the ingredients into the bowl with the chicken and mix and ensure it is all covered.
Wrap in clingfilm and pop in the fridge to marinate. Ideally you want o marinate overnight but if this is not possible then do it for a minimum of 1 hour.
The next day, create a nest of foil in the bottom of your slow cooker and pour in the contents of the bowl. Wrap the foil so the chicken is sealed inside and pop the lid on the slow cooker.
Cook on high for 4-5 hours or on low for 7-8 hours. At this point I then used two forks to pull and shred the meat, remixing in the excess sauce.
I served this in flatbreads - one set with lettuce, tomato, cucumber and sour cream and the other with lettuce and mango chutney.
One the whole family can and does enjoy!