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Chicken Tandoori Tikka

Oven baked chicken tikka tandoori that taste as delicious as the ones made in tandoor! Learn the tips and tricks to make them easily with simple ingredients in your kitchen.

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This recipe results in tender, juicy and perfectly charred pieces of tandoori chicken tikka. Every single time you make it!

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 Ingredients for Baked Chicken Tikka

lemon juice



Kashmiri chili powder

coriander powder

Garam masala


Chili powder


ginger garlic paste

Boneless chicken

Mustard oil


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First Marinade

Clean and dice the chicken. Mix in salt, pepper, ginger garlic paste and lime juice. Keep it aside for 10 minutes.

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Heat mustard oil. Add to chili powder. Let it cool. Add ginger garlic paste, yogurt and rest of the spices.

Second Marinade

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Whisk all the marinade ingredients into a homogenous paste. Add this tandoori masala to the chicken and mix well.

Marinate the Chicken

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Roast besan/chickpea flour on low flame until it gives a nice aroma. Sprinkle it on the marinated chicken and mix.

Add Besan

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Thread the chicken cubes onto skewers. Place the skewers on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.


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 Bake in the oven at 230°C/446°F for 10 minutes.  Take out the tray and baste the chicken tikka with ghee/melted butter.  Return the tray to the oven and cook for 10 more minutes.


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Serve this chicken tikka as an appetizer or main dish with the classic restaurant style green chutney.