Grilled Chicken Tikka Skewers



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R.R. - Grilled Chicken Tikka Skewers

8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs cut into 1" piece
1 lemon
1 large clove garlic, peeled
1/2" fresh ginger, peeled
1 small yellow onion, quartered
1 small red chile, stemmed and seeded
1 1/2 cups plain low-fat Greek yogurt
1 TB. ketchup
2 tsp. garam masala
2 medium red onions, each cut into 12 pieces
1/3 cup chopped cilantro
2 prepared naan or pita, toasted and buttered, for serving

1. Place the thighs in a large resealable plastic bag; squeeze the lemon on top and set aside.
2. Into a food processor with the motor running, drop the garlic and ginger. Add the yellow onion and chile and pulse to chop. Add the yogurt, ketchup, garam masala and 1 tsp. salt; process until smooth. Reserve 1/2 cup of the yogurt mixture and spoon the remaining mixture over the thighs; squeeze out the air and seal the bag. Let stand at room temperature for 1 hour or refrigerate for up to 12 hours.
3. Thread the chicken and red onion pieces onto 12 six-inch-long skewers.
4. Preheat a grill to medium. Grill skewers, covered, turning occasionally, until onion is tender and chicken is cooked through, 10 to 12 minutes. Sprinkle skewers with cilantro and serve with naan and reserved yogurt sauce. Serves 4 to 6

Source: Rachael Ray mag. 9-13
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