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Chicken Tikka Recipe Made in Airfryer

by Rachna
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Chicken tikka is a favorite with the folks at home. The kind you get in the restaurant is often too red with the food colouring, very oily and way too spicy. Not that we don’t like that, but it is nice making it at home as well.

Of course, you do not get the smoky flavor of the tandoor, but it still turns out pretty tasty and wholesome. I make it in my Airfryer and it gets a lovely caramelized look and is tender and juicy to eat.

Here is my recipe of Chicken tikka:

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The Best Chicken Tikka recipe

Rachna Parmar
This is a robust and tasty chicken tikka recipe. Chicken breast is marinated in Indian spices and then grilled for a delectable treat.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Indian, North Indian, North Indian | Uttar Pradesh | Punjabi
Servings 5
Calories 130 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 400 gm. boneless Chicken breast cut into cubes
  • 2 tbsp. ginger and garlic paste
  • 3 big tbsp. thick hung curd
  • 1 tsp. garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp. chilly powder
  • 1 tbsp. Tandoori chicken masala
  • 1 tsp. Kashmiri chilly powder for the red colour
  • 1 tsp. coriander powder
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. oil/butter and some more for basting
  • 1 tsp. coarsely ground black pepper skip if you prefer less spice
  • 1 tsp. kasuri methi powder
  • slices Some chaat masala lemonand onionsfor garnish
  • Salt

Instructions
 

  • The key in making good chicken tikka is in its marination.
  • Take all the ingredients of the marinade and mix to form a thick paste.
  • Evenly coat chicken pieces with this marinade and keep for 4-8 hours or even better overnight for the flavours to get absorbed.
  • Now pre heat your airfryer at 160 deg for 6 minutes.
  • Take skewers and put the chicken tikka pieces in. Baste with some butter/oil and grill in airfryer at 160 degrees for about 8 minutes. Next raise the temperature to 200 degrees and grill for about 6 minutes till it gets a lovely smoky look.
  • You can do the same in a conventional grill or oven. Check the times depending on the type of your oven.
  • Serve hot with lemon slices, slices of onion and sprinkled chat masala. Enjoy

Notes

Always preheat your oven/airfryer
We cook first at low heat to cook the chicken from inside and yet keep it moist.
The high heat cooking is to give it a nice charcoal grill look.
When using airfryer, turn the skewers halfway through the cook so that both sides get cooked evenly.
Don't overcook or the chicken will become stringy and chewy.
You could also do this on stove top by cooking on a hot tava/skillet. Heat a skillet. Pour some oil and put the tikkas. Cover with a lid and cook on medium heat till both sides are done.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
The Best Chicken Tikka recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 130 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Cholesterol 51mg17%
Sodium 113mg5%
Potassium 359mg10%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 375IU8%
Vitamin C 6.9mg8%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Enjoy your hot and tasty chicken tikka and wow your family and friends. Do share with me if you like the recipe.

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shreya December 1, 2014 - 1:04 pm

very nice and interesting recipe. I am very fond of chicken but fail to make a chicken tikka…I have noted down the entire recipe along with the process and will surely try it out this weekend and will get back to you with the feedback…keep posting with lots more….

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Rachna December 1, 2014 - 2:22 pm

Thank you, Shreya. I look forward to your feedback.

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shreya December 1, 2014 - 1:04 pm

very nice and interesting recipe. I am very fond of chicken but fail to make a chicken tikka…I have noted down the entire recipe along with the process and will surely try it out this weekend and will get back to you with the feedback…keep posting with lots more….

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Rachna December 1, 2014 - 2:22 pm

Thank you, Shreya. I look forward to your feedback.

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b k chowla December 2, 2014 - 6:05 am

Chicken Tikka came in during Mughal days..Now it is a popular dish in England and the US

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Rachna December 3, 2014 - 9:15 pm

Indeed, it is, Chowlaji.

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b k chowla December 2, 2014 - 6:05 am

Chicken Tikka came in during Mughal days..Now it is a popular dish in England and the US

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Rachna December 3, 2014 - 9:15 pm

Indeed, it is, Chowlaji.

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Anusia December 2, 2014 - 12:18 pm

It looked delicious.I wish I could have one stick from here.

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Rachna December 2, 2014 - 12:20 pm

hehe Anusia. I wish you could as well. 🙂

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Anusia December 2, 2014 - 12:18 pm

It looked delicious.I wish I could have one stick from here.

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Rachna December 2, 2014 - 12:20 pm

hehe Anusia. I wish you could as well. 🙂

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Anita December 3, 2014 - 6:47 pm

Looks wonderful.
It’s same as Tandoori Chicken Tikka, right?
Mom used to make it…
There’s a Masala exclusively available for that.

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Rachna December 3, 2014 - 9:15 pm

Yes, it is the same, Anita. Only difference is this one is not cooked in the tandoor but on tawa. One could cook it on the grill too. I like to prepare my own masalas. 🙂

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Anita December 3, 2014 - 6:47 pm

Looks wonderful.
It’s same as Tandoori Chicken Tikka, right?
Mom used to make it…
There’s a Masala exclusively available for that.

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Rachna December 3, 2014 - 9:15 pm

Yes, it is the same, Anita. Only difference is this one is not cooked in the tandoor but on tawa. One could cook it on the grill too. I like to prepare my own masalas. 🙂

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Sapana August 11, 2016 - 2:23 pm

They look awesome!! I love chicken tikka (Well who doesnt??? )

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Rachna August 12, 2016 - 9:45 am

Thanks, Sapana! Who doesn’t indeed!

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Sapana August 11, 2016 - 2:23 pm

They look awesome!! I love chicken tikka (Well who doesnt??? )

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Rachna August 12, 2016 - 9:45 am

Thanks, Sapana! Who doesn’t indeed!

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