Grilled Chicken Tikka Recipe

Boneless chicken pieces are marinated in yogurt, lemon juice, and spices and then grilled to perfection to create the traditional restaurant-style Tandoori Chicken Tikka at home.

One of my favorite dishes to order at Indian restaurants is Tandoori Chicken Tikka, a smokey, slightly charred grilled chicken with tandoori spices. Served with a side of green chutney and pickled onions, this dish is so satisfying – and surprisingly simple to make at home!

However, we don’t need to have a tandoor to make a restaurant-style tandoori chicken at home. Traditional tandoori dishes, such as Naan and Paneer Tikka, can also be made at home on your stovetop, in the bbq, or on the broiler setting of your oven. Tandoori Chicken, also known as Tandoori Murgh, gets its name from the traditional clay oven (tandoor) in which it is made

In a large bowl, mix yogurt, garlic, ginger, cumin, turmeric, cayenne, salt and pepper. Place the chicken in the bowl with the marinade, and marinate for at least 2 hours, preferably 4-6 hours. Thread chicken onto skewers. Heat your grill with a nice flame and place chicken skewers on the grill.

Chicken Tikka Recipe International Cuisines

Grilled chicken tikka masala 🔗


Prep: 12h

Total: 12h10min


  • 1 kg chicken wings or thighs
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 piece fresh ginger, about 3 cm
  • 1 green chilli pepper
  • 2 tablespoon tomato puree
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 cup yoghurt
  • Sea salt


  1. Place the chicken on a cutting board and add sea salt from both sides. Set aside.
  2. Place the fresh ginger, garlic and chilli in a mortar. Smash the ingredients and place them in a large container.
  3. Add the chicken and the rest of the ingredients to the same container. Combine using your hands to ensure the marinade is evenly distributed. Cover and store in the fridge for at least 12 hours up to 24 hours.
  4. BBQ: Grill the wings over high heat until cooked through, about 5 minutes per side.
  5. OVEN: Preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F).
    Arrange the chicken wings in a single layer on the rack.
    Bake for 45 minutes or until crispy and golden brown.


Is grilled chicken tikka healthy?

Skip: Chicken Tikka Masala The ghee and heavy cream are largely responsible for the dish’s staggering 1,249 calories and 90.8 grams of fat per serving.

How do you make chicken tika?

While chicken tikka must be made with skinless, boneless pieces of chicken that are always taken from the breast, chicken tandoori can be made with either half or a full chicken and is usually made with the legs, breasts, and wings.

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