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Chicken Tikka | Chicken Tikka Recipe

Chicken Tikka Recipe with step by step pictures. Chicken pieces marinated in a yogurt, spices and cooked till tender and juicy in oven, tandoor or tawa.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Marinating Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 40 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Indian, North Indian
Servings 4 servings


  • Chicken Breast- ½ kg
  • For Marinate:
  • Curd-1 cup
  • Red chilli powder-1 tblspn
  • Garam masala powder-2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder-1 tsp
  • Ginger Garlic paste-2 tblspn
  • Cardamom powder-1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Lemon juice-2 tblspn
  • Red Food Colouring-a pinch


  • Mix the marinate ingredients together. Now add in chopped chicken pieces and mix well.
  • Let this marinate in the fridge over night.
  • Preheat the oven to the highest temperature. Mine went to 250°C(500°F).
  • Take the chicken out of the fridge before 30 mins so that it comes to room temperature and cooks evenly.
  • Arrange it in a foil lined baking tray.
  • Place the tray in the top rack and grill the chicken for 10 mins.
  • When 10 mins is over take the chicken out and apply the rest of the marinate over this and place it back in the oven for 10 mins.
  • Now mix lemon juice, oil, chat masala powder together for basing the chicken.
  • Now take the tray out. Turn the chicken over and base it with the lemon liquid and place it back in the oven for 5 more mins.
  • Cook the chicken for 5 mins until the chicken is cooked and gets a little charred around the edges.
  • Remove this and serve hot.


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