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Air Fryer Tandoori Chicken Skewers and Rice

There have been days this month where quick dinners have become a norm. Mainly because I was just swamped with work on my other channel and Ramadan, so I wanted to find a few recipes that would be easy to make, that the kids can warm up themselves and they will actually enjoy. So we are Pakistani, but for some reason, my kids don’t really enjoy eating Pakistani food every day. Which is totally fine because I don’t like eating it every day either. 

air fryer tandoori chicken skewers and rice

Preparation Time 10 minutes 

Marination Time 4 hours 

Cook Time 30 minutes 




400 grams chicken breasts- cubed 

1/2 teaspoon chilli powder 

1/8 teaspoon turmeric 

1 teaspoon coriander powder 

2 teaspoon paprika 

1 teaspoon cumin 

1 teaspoon garam masala 

1 heaped tablespoon greek yogurt 

1 tablespoon tomato puree 

1 tablespoon garlic paste 

1 tablespoon ginger paste 

Salt and pepper 

1 teaspoon oil 

Juice of 1 lemon 

A couple drops of Red food colour


1 green pepper- cubed 

3 spring onions- sliced 

1 cup rice- washed and soaked for 30 minutes 

1 tablespoon oil 

1/2 teaspoon paprika 

1/2 teaspoon black pepper 

1 1/2 cups chicken stock 

Mint and Lime Yogurt 

2 heaped tablespoons greek yogurt 

Juice of 1 lemon 

Chopped mint 

Salt and pepper 


  1. Marinate the chicken in the above spices and ingredients. Set it aside for 30 minutes- 4 hours. 

  2. For the rice: sauté the spring onions and green pepper in oil for 3-4 minutes. Add the paprika and pepper. Sauté for a minute more. Add the chicken stock and taste for salt. 

  3. Bring it to a boil and add the rice. Cover and cook on a low heat until the stock is absorbed in the rice. Once the water is absorbed, steam the rice for 10 minutes until fluffy. Set them aside 

  4. Soak 8 wooden skewers in water then thread the chicken onto the skewers. 

  5. Grill the chicken for 3-4 minutes until golden and cooked through. 

  6. For the mint and lime yogurt: combine all the ingredients and chill until ready to serve.  

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