Make from scratch authentic chicken tikka kebabs.
Create a traditional Indian cuisine in which the meat is marinated with yoghurt and spices, put on skewers and then grilled.
You will be making your own homemade marinade for chicken tikka.
It’s not at all difficult to make tandoori chicken tikka at home. You don’t even need a tandoor.
Below I’ll share different techniques including, Broil/grill, BBQ, air fryer, dry-frying and oven baking for cooking, along with tips for preparation, how to serve chicken tikka, and more.
This recipe gets great results.
It tastes just like the fantastic chicken tikka you find at the best curry houses.
Make an easy, family-pleasing dinner and is also great as an appetiser.
What Is Chicken Tikka?
Indian chicken tikka is traditionally made by cooking small pieces of boneless, skinless chicken over a fire pit.
Chicken tikka is marinated in a mixture of yogurt and spices, including Garam Masala.
It can be served right from the skewer or added to a curry sauce. Important! . .
Chicken Tikka Marinade Ingredients
Finely chop coriander, garlic and jalapeños, set aside.
Otherwise you can Grill/Broil under a medium heat for 5-8 minutes on each side. See more alternative cooking methods below
Soaking the skewers! Yes... please make sure you allow your wooden skewers to soak for around 15min, this stops them burning.
Alternative Cooking Methods
Cooking Chicken Tikka on The BBQ
Cooking Chicken Tikka In A Frying Pan
Cooking Chicken Tikka In The Oven
This somewhere between 4-8 minutes. Total cooking time depends on how big your chicken pieces are.
How to cook Chicken Tikka Kebabs in the Air Fryer
What To Eat With Chicken Tikka
Looking for the perfect side dish to serve with your chicken tikka? We've got you covered!
Tikka can be served either as main meal or as an appetiser.
Here are our top choices for sides that pair well with chicken tikka and guarantee a tasty meal.
Pulao rice is a fragrant, flavourful, and sometimes spicy Indian dish.
It's made with basmati rice and cooked with sautéed onions, garlic, ginger, tomatoes, and plenty of flavourful spices.
I find this to be the perfect accompaniment to chicken tikka, as it helps bring out all its delicious flavours.
For best results, serve it with a dollop of butter or ghee for a truly irresistible meal!
Chutneys are an essential part of the Indian cuisine, and there are endless varieties available on supermarket shelves.
They’re also a great way to add flavour, spice, and colour to any dish.
So why not finish off your chicken tikka meal with a delicious chutney?
From sweet mango chutney to zesty tomato-based chatni, here’s your chance to try some new and exciting flavour combinations!
Serve your succulent chicken tikka with a warm, fluffy naan bread.
Naan is made from an enriched dough– meaning it contains yoghurt, butter, and/or milk – which helps create its signature soft texture.
Brush the top with ghee or butter for added flavor, then bake the dough until it’s golden brown. Enjoy!
Raita is a classic yoghurt-based Indian salad often served alongside dishes like chicken tikka.
For a creamy, cool raita that complements warm foods, mix together thick Greek yogurt, diced cucumbers, grated carrots, chopped fresh cilantro leaves, and add a pinch of ground cumin for extra flavour.
Sprinkle with sea salt and serve as a refreshing side dish to your chicken tikka.
A green salad is a great way to add a light, flavourful side to your meal.
Start by washing and drying some fresh lettuce and adding it to a bowl.
Then top with chopped vegetables such as cucumber, tomato, red onion, and bell peppers.
For the dressing, combine olive oil, white wine vinegar, garlic powder, oregano, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a jar with a tight fitting lid.
Shake until combined then pour over the salad just before serving for a delicious flavour boost!
Roasting seasonal vegies in the oven gives them a smoky flavour that’s perfect for pairing with chicken tikka.
Vegetables like green beans, potatoes, sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts and carrots all work beautifully when roasted until golden and tender in an Indian spiced oil or sauce.
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Chicken Tikka Wraps
To Assemble The Wraps
Try not to overfill the tortilla wraps.
Chicken Tikka Skewers With Vegies
Adding a couple of sweet vegetables to your skewers helps increase the flavours.
Dice some red capsicum and onion and mix in to the marinade with the chicken.
Chicken Tikka With Rice
Serve as a main with fragrant, fresh rice and naan, so it is nutritious and flavoursome.
Chicken Tikka Sandwich
Serve cold in a sandwich or bread roll with your favourite salad ingredients.
To Assemble The Wraps
Try not to overfill the sandwiches. Sometimes less is best.
Chili Lime Chicken Tikka Skewers
For a zesty kick, try these grilled chili lime skewers.
Sri Lankan Masala-Style Marinated Chicken Breast Fillet
For a hearty, Sri Lankan-style take on chicken tikka.
Maharaja-Style Boneless Tandoori Chicken Thighs
For an extra tender, juicy take on chicken tikka.
To add flavour and colour to your dish, use some Kashmiri chilli powder to really boost the aromatic notes of the marinade.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 30
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 69Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 109mgCarbohydrates: 1gFibre: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 11g