|September 26, 2022

CHICKEN TIKKA MASALA NAAN HACK

The Chicken Tikka Masala Naan Wrap is an absolutely delicious and fulfilling lunch or dinner wrap that you’ll crave again and again! 

If you ask any kid (why, even adults!) what’s their favorite lunch wrap, mostly every single kid will say it is chicken masala naan wrap! And why not, it’s that good!

Chicken tikka masala is a classic Indian curried dish with soft and tender chunks of char-grilled chicken, simmered in a delicious & super aromatic tikka masala sauce/gravy. The dish consists of 2 components – one is chicken tikka and the other is the masala, which is the gravy or sauce in which the chicken tikkas are simmered.

The best part about chicken tikka masala (which can be said about butter chicken masala/malai chicken too) is — you may already have most, if not all these ingredients in your kitchen. You can easily find them in any grocery store too if you don’t have them. You don’t need to go searching far and wide to find them!

This tikka grill wrap has everything you could probably search for in a completely satiating lunch wrap! Baked Tandoori Chicken, fresh veggies, a quick homemade yogurt and cucumber sauce, and Cilantro-Mint Chutney. Just hearing it makes your mouth water, doesn’t it? 

And the best part? These delicious chicken tikkas are wrapped in delicious, buttery naans to truly make this dish an epic experience! Naan allows you to really load your wraps, and they’re also amazingly buttery and soft, so they give that perfect texture for a delicious wrap. Everything combined, tandoori chicken tikka naan wraps make for an absolutely terrific lunch, and it's much easier than you think with this recipe!

CHICKEN TIKKA MASALA NAAN HACK

Mouthwatering chicken tikkas are wrapped in delicious, buttery naans to truly make this dish an epic experience! Naan allows you to really load your wraps, and they’re also amazingly buttery and soft, so they give that perfect texture for a delicious wrap.

Print Recipe
  • Prep Time- 30 minutes. 
  • Cook Time- 30 minutes.

Ingredients

For the naan

  • 1 sachet of instant dried yeast
  • 125ml warm water
  • 1 tsp. Honey
  • 250g plain flour
  • 3 tbsp. Greek yogurt
  • A pinch of salt

For the chicken tikka

  • 30g ginger
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 green chilies
  • 1 tsp. Turmeric
  • ½ tsp. Cumin
  • 1 tsp- Alcoeats hot chili powder
  • 30ml rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp. Pepper
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. coconut oil (for brushing)
  • 3 chicken breasts (cubed)
  • (Suggestion for Chicken tikka masala buy- Alcoeats Tikka Masala Powder)

To serve

  • Greek yogurt
  • Coriander
  • Red onion

Cooking Method

  • For the naans – Combine yeast and honey with some warm water in a mug or small bowl and leave for 5 minutes for the yeast to activate.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the naan flour with a teaspoon of salt and create a small well by using the end of a wooden spatula.
  • Add the yeast mix and some Greek yogurt into the well and gradually mix the flour in from all sides.
  • Once thoroughly mixed, knead the flour on a lightly floured surface for about 5 minutes. Cover and set the dough aside for an hour, it has doubled in size.
  • After an hour, take the dough and divide it into balls and shape the balls into naans on a lightly floured surface, using your hands.
  • Now, heat a non-stick pan on very high heat and place one naan on the pan. Turn your naan on each side and cook it for around 3-4 minutes, brushing with some oil on each side. Repeat this process with the other naans too.
  • For the chicken tikka, put all tikka marinade ingredients in a blender and blend until the ingredients become smooth.
  • Transfer the tikka marinade to a bowl with the chicken cubes and mix thoroughly till the chicken is completely coated. If you have time on your hands, you can marinate your chicken at this point too. Not compulsory though.
  • Heat your griddle to high heat and add your chicken. Leave the chicken to grill for 5 minutes before you start turning the pieces. Keep brushing oil over the chicken chunks throughout this process.
  • Add the chicken tikka to the naans. Garnish it with coriander, red onion slices, and Greek yogurt, then fold everything into a mouthwatering chicken tikka naan roll. Enjoy!

Can you make tandoori chicken wraps well before time?

Absolutely! To store your wrap, store the naan (or whatever bread you’re using) and chicken separately from the other toppings. This is because lettuce, tomatoes, chutney sauce, and other fresh ingredients, will not taste pleasant when they’re warmed up. 

The best way to prepare these wraps ahead of time is to reheat the naan and the chicken. Then, wrap the chicken, spread the yogurt sauce, and finally, add the remaining toppings. Doing this will avoid any sogginess in the naan. Tandoori Chicken Tikka Naan will stay good in the fridge for 3-4 days. 

frequently asked questions

What tastes best with naan?
Is naan junk food?
Is naan good for the stomach?
Is naan healthier than bread?
Is naan made from atta or maida?