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chicken reshmi kabab skewered in metal skewers

Chicken Reshmi Kabab Recipe

Chicken Reshmi Kabab recipe is a Mughlai chicken kabab that's famous for it's soft & silky texture. Also known as Chicken Malai Tikka, these kababs can be either pan roasted, oven baked, air fried or grilled. You'll need very few ingredients to make these chicken malai kababs & they are just so apt for any parties, backyard barbecue, picnics & gatherings.
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Course: Appetizer, Entree
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Chicken Malai Kabab recipe, Chicken Malai Tikka, Chicken Reshmi Kabab Recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Resting time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 206kcal
Author: Meghna Chakraborty


For Marinade No.1

For Marinade No. 2

For roasting


  • Dice the boneless chicken breasts into thick 1.5" pieces.
  • Add the ginger garlic paste, nutmeg powder, lemon juice, black pepper powder & salt to the chicken pieces and give a good rub until all the kabab pieces are well coated. 
  • Let it marinate for at least 20 mins.
  • In the meantime smooth out the cream cheese slab with the help of your fingers breaking the slab gently.
  • Add cornstarch & the green cardamom powder & mix well.
  • Put this cream cheese mixture to the marinated chicken kabab pieces or vice versa.
  • Give everything a good mix with the help of your fingers. Rubbing the chicken pieces with the cream cheese mixture until nicely coated.
  • Set aside for at least 10 mins or 2 hours.
  • Skewer the meat.
  • Heat a skillet or griddle or tawa over medium high heat and brush oil.
  • Place the skewered chicken reshmi kabab on the griddle or tawa along with the skewers and roast on all sides basting with oil.
  • Serve hot. Enjoy!


  1. Serving Ideas: Chicken Reshmi Kabab is served as an appetizer or entree with onion slices, a light salad or cilantro chutney. We love eating them this way a lot.
  2. Storing Suggestions: These Chicken Malai Kababs keep good for 7 days in the refrigerator without any taste distortions at all. I have not yet tried freezing them, but if you want you may do an experiment with a small batch.
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Reshmi Kabab Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 206 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 62mg21%
Sodium 331mg14%
Potassium 344mg10%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 265IU5%
Vitamin C 2.9mg4%
Calcium 69mg7%
Iron 1mg6%
* Read our privacy policy - Calorie information is provided as a courtesy only and should be leveraged as an estimate rather than a guarantee.Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Calories: 206kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 331mg | Potassium: 344mg | Vitamin A: 265IU | Vitamin C: 2.9mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 1mg