|September 26, 2022

Chicken Tikka In The Oven

Chicken Tikka In The Oven

Chicken Tikka is a delicious snack packed with flavor. Boneless juicy chicken is marinated with aromatic spices and thick curd and then grilled over a charcoal fire. I am a chicken lover and have tasted so many Indian chicken recipes.

But due to a busy working life, I can hardly manage time to cook these kinds of recipes. Because Indian recipes demand much time and extra effort from you but no doubt in return it gives you a delicious plate of food.

One day my neighborhood aunt who is a Punjabi by birth called me for having dinner with them I accepted their invitation and went to their house one hour before. I find her cooking a chicken recipe in the kitchen, when I asked her about it she called it Chicken Tikka which she is going to serve as a starter.

Its nice aroma and fiery red color increased my hunger, and when she served it on a plate with mint chutney, I can’t stop myself from having it. I took the first bite of the tender and juicy chicken with chutney; my taste buds got the heavenly pleasure.

I was amazed to hear from her that she cooked this wonderful recipe at home in only 30 minutes in the oven instead of a tandoor. That day she shared this special recipe with me that I am going to share with you today.

Chicken Tikka vs Chicken Tikka Masala :

Well, there is a minor difference between these two spicy Indian recipes. Yet both the recipes are made from chicken chunks. But the main difference is that chicken tikka is a juicy chicken piece that is grilled over charcoal whereas, chicken tikka masala is all about dropping the tender chicken tikkas into a spicy gravy, making it spicier. But it is really hard to assume the difference because both the recipes are made of chicken chunks, both of them have Indian origin and are almost similar in taste.

How to make Easy Chicken Tikka in Oven?

Few days before one of my friend suggested me Alco spices. She told me about her cooking experience with these freshly packed spices. According to her the Alco spices are very good in quality just like it is just broken from the farm and brought to the home. The aroma of these Indian spices was so good that her simple bhindi masala now becomes so flavorful.

After hearing all these things, I thought of giving it a try, and believe me it was worth buying. Try it once and you will also be amazed by the outcome.

Anyways, now let’s just started preparing the easiest version of Chicken Tikka.

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Servings : 4

Level of cooking : Easy

Ingredients for Easy Chicken Tikka recipe :

  • Boneless chicken 400 grams.
  • Thick yogurt 2 tbsp
  • Alco garam masala 1 tsp
  • Alco chicken masala 1tsp
  • Alco Kashmiri red chili powder 1tsp
  • 1 tsp pepper powder
  • 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1tbsp gram flour
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • Cubed veggies (onion, capsicum, tomato)
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1tbsp butter 
  • 1 tbsp mustard oil

Preparation :

  1. Dry roast the besan and cool it.
  2. In a bowl add yogurt, garam masala, chicken masala, Kashmiri red chili powder, pepper powder, ginger-garlic paste, salt, and lemon juice.
  3. Add the gram. Pour the mustard oil into the bowl and mix all the spices. Add the chicken chunks and coat them well.
  4. Set it aside in the fridge for 15 minutes.
  5. Before grilling, soak the skewers for 30 minutes and preheat the oven to 240 degrees Celsius.
  6. Skew the marinated chicken alternatively with the veggies and grill it in the oven for 10 minutes.
  7. Brush melted butter on it and grill for 5 minutes more.
  8. Serve it hot with mint chutney.

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