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Chicken Tikka

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A popular Indian sub-continent appetizer dish
Chicken Tikka

Chicken Tikka is a popular sub-continent dish where pieces of marinated chicken are cooked in a tandoor/oven. The Chicken Tikka Dry is a delicious dish is often served as an appetizer or even as a main course with roti, naan or paratha. It is a prominent menu at weddings and parties.  A staple of the Punjabi cuisine, it is made with boneless chicken pieces marinated in a yogurt marinade and cooked in an oven or a tandoor either skewered or as is.

Chicken Tikka


Chicken Tikka
5 from 2 votes

Chicken Tikka Recipe

A popular Indian sub-continent appetizer dish
Prep Time2 hours 15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time2 hours 30 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Indian, North Indian

Ingredients for Chicken Tikka

  • 400 g Chicken boneless, skinless, chopped
  • few Wooden Skewers soaked in water

For the marinade:

  • 1/4 cup Plain Yogurt
  • 1/2 + 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • as per taste Salt
  • 2 tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 3 + 2 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 1 tbsp Mustard Oil
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 1/4 tsp Chaat Masala Powder
  • 1 Onion sliced into rings
  • as required Lemon Wedges

How to make Chicken Tikka

  • Mix 1/2 tsp red chilli powder, 2 tsp lemon juice and salt in a bowl.
  • Add the chicken pieces and mix well.
  • Cover and keep this in the fridge for 20 minutes.
  • Add the red chilli powder, ginger garlic paste, lemon juice, mustard oil, garam masala powder and salt to a bowl.
  • Add the yogurt and mix well until smooth.
  • Add the marinated chicken pieces and mix until evenly coated.
  • Cover and keep this in the fridge for 2 to 4 hours.
  • Skewer the chicken pieces and place them on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake in a preheated oven (200C/400F) for 10 minutes or until cooked.
  • Remove and brush with butter.
  • Bake again for another minute or two.
  • Transfer to a serving dish.
  • Sprinkle chaat masala powder.
  • Serve with lemon wedges and onion rings.
Arthi Balaji
Arthi Balaji
An entrepreneur by profession, Arthi Balaji is a mother of two and tries to spend as little time as possible in the kitchen. Hence she is always on the lookout for quick recipes that can help her juggle her career and family life.


sarosh September 23, 2014 - 11:03 am


suparnaa Mulick September 23, 2014 - 9:17 am

good, easy to cook.

najeeb yousuff September 23, 2014 - 8:33 am

nice easy and very quick


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