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Hariyali Chicken Tikka Recipe

Marinate chicken in cilantro, mint, spices, and yogurt before threading onto skewers and grilling.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Marinating Time3 hrs
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 325kcal
Author: Katie Wells


  • 1 cup fresh cilantro
  • ½ cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1 green chili stem and seeds removed
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • ¼ cup plain yogurt
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 TBSP lemon juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 lb boneless skinless chicken breast


  • In a small blender or food processor, combine the cilantro, mint, green chili, and ginger.
  • Process until the herbs are finely chopped.
  • Transfer the mixture to a bowl and stir in the yogurt, garam masala, turmeric, cumin, lemon juice, and salt.
  • Cut the chicken into 1-inch cubes and add it to the bowl with the yogurt mixture, stirring to coat the chicken.
  • Marinate in the refrigerator for a few hours.
  • Thread the chicken pieces onto skewers and grill over high heat until cooked through.


  • This recipe can be doubled easily. I’ve doubled the marinade recipe and had plenty for 5 pounds of chicken.
  • You can also cook the chicken in a skillet without the skewers if it’s not grilling weather.


Calories: 325kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 52g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 742mg | Potassium: 934mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 525IU | Vitamin C: 5.7mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 2mg