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chicken tikka recipe
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chicken tikka recipe | without oven or tandoor

Chicken tikka is a dry chicken starter cum snack recipe which can be eaten as a starter and can be made on a pan without any tandoor...
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: chicken
Cuisine: Punjabi
Servings: 3
Calories: 400kcal
Author: Asiya


  • 250 gms boneless chicken pieces
  • 1 cup beaten yogurt
  • salt - to taste
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1/4 tsp crushed kasoori methi
  • 1 tbsp lemon extract
  • 1 tsp edible oil
  • 1/4 tsp red food color
  • 2 onions cut into cubes
  • 1 green capsicum cut into cubes
  • 2 to matoes deseeded and cut into cubes
  • 2 tbsp oil for shallow frying

Other ingredients:

  • Satay sticks/kabab sticks or wooden skewers for stringing chicken and diced veggies

For garnishing:

  • lemon wedges
  • freshly chopped coriander leaves
  • onion rings


  • Firstly, take a bowl, into it, add beaten yogurt, salt to taste, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, ginger garlic paste, garam masala powder.
  • Add kasoori methi, lemon extract, edible oil, food color.
  • Mix all the ingredients well and mix without any lumps in the batter.
  • Add the boneless chicken pieces into it.
  • Give a mix.
  • Add the onion cubes, green capsicum cubes, diced tomatoes, mix all the ingredients well.
  • Cover the marinade with a lid.
  • Marinate the chicken for at least 30 minutes to 1 hour in refrigerator.
  • Take the chicken marinade out.
  • Take satay sticks or kabab sticks, soak the sticks for about 30 minutes before using in order to avoid burning.
  • Take each stick, make a string of tomato, onion, green capsicum and chicken.
  • Continue stringing tomato, onion, capsicum and chicken to the rest of the chicken sticks in the same pattern.
  • Take a non stick pan, add 2 tbsp oil and heat it.
  • Place the chicken sticks on the pan.
  • Cook for 6-8 minutes on medium flame.
  • Turn the chicken tikka sticks and cook the other side too for 6-8 minutes.
  • Keep turning and cook each side for 4-5 minutes on low flame until each side of the chicken is cooked well.
  • When all the sides of the chicken tikka sticks are done well, switch off the flame.
  • Take them out and serve them on a plate.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves, onion rings and lemon wedges.
  • Enjoy as a starter.


1. One can even brush some melted butter to the chicken tikka pieces while serving which gives a shiny look to the tikka.
2 Marinating the chicken for a long time helps in infusing all the flavors into the chicken while cooking.
3. One does not require tandoor or oven to make it and can be easily cooked on a pan.


Calories: 400kcal
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