chicken tikka


BBQ chicken tikka recipe belongs to the Mughlai dish and this dish is very famous in Pakistan as well as in India. BBQ chicken tikka recipe is one to try out if you want to have a fancy dinner or want to impress your family members. This is super easy to prepare and gives you a unique taste of Chicken in the shape of a tikka.

chicken tikka

Chicken tikka BBQ is the most famous south Asian cuisine and it makes its place all around the world due to its taste. If you are living on a deserted island, I bet you, you tried this chicken tikka BBQ at least once in your whole life, as you eat biryani, omelets, shawarmas, or burgers.

Now, there are lots of different variations available on the internet, how to make chicken tikka. And that great thing is that in dd one more recipe in this chicken tikka recipe list.

King Of BBQ Family.

If you say BBQ chicken tikka is the king of the tikka family, then this is not wrong. Because this is quite popular and famous in Asian countries like India and Pakistan. And you can find chicken tikka bbq easily in any street or in any restaurant menu.

I know very well chicken tikka is always at the top of the list and top in-demand recipe, but today I will show you something different from usual. Now, instead of eating the usual bbq chicken tikka from restaurants, try this one. Because this is juicier and more aromatic than usual ones.

What Kind Of Chicken do We Use In Chicken Tikka BBQ?

In this chicken tikka bbq recipe, we use chicken leg pieces. Usual, you can see in restaurants, that they use chicken breasts instead of using chicken leg pieces. You can also use chicken breasts instead of chicken leg pieces. There is no issue. Just use chicken breasts, while all the processes remain the same.

I personally like to use leg pieces because this is juicier and yummier as compare to chicken breasts. If I make chicken tikka bbq for family or any special occasion, then I use chicken breasts, because many peoples don’t like leg pieces tikka. So, that’s why I use chicken breasts.

Chicken Tikka BQ Is Healthy Way To Cook Chicken.

I know very well, I every weekend I make this chicken tikka bbq for my family. All family members including the kids loved it. For making chicken tikka bbq light, make sure to remove the skin from the chicken properly.

This can be a protein-packed healthy meal. Now you can make this recipe in a hot oven or you can BBQ it. The choice is yours. But personally, I recommend the BBQ method. Because you can feel the taste of charcoal smoke as well and that is amazing.

Something Special About Chicken Tikka BBQ.

I know every recipe has some special features and that one also has some. This is always crowd pleasure/favorite, easy to cook, and healthy. It makes a perfect combination of sunny days.

The aroma of marinated chicken cooking with its moist juices is just mouthwatering. Sprinkled some chat masala and served along with mint chutney and along with some salad in sunny sunshine weather just surprised you.

Can We Freeze The Chicken?

Yes, of course, you can freeze your chicken for up to 2 months. If you want to prepare a meal in advance and you want all things are ready instantly. So, just marinate your chicken with the steps given below and freeze it immediately. The best thing is that it stays safe in the freezer for up to 2 months. And when you want to use this chicken for your chicken tikka BBQ, just remove it from the freezer, and once it’s thawed, BBQ it.

Why I Loved It So Much?

Well, I am a huge fan of every kind of food. But some are very special and one of them is the chicken tikka bbq recipe. Every Friday night, I enjoyed the chicken tikka bbq with my family. And I eat more than everyone eats. Lol.

You can smell the marinated chicken and this smell increase your appetizer believe me or not, this is a mouthwatering juicy dish and everyone loved with BBQ chicken tikka recipe dish. Just squeeze lemon on it and sprinkle chaat masala to make it more spicy and delicious.

bbq tikka recipe

In winters, everyone would like to spend their time by making BBQ on their Lawn or rooftop and everyone wants their BBQ to be juicy and tasty. Now if you have a friend circle that loves to eat with friends then you must try out this. This is very easy to cook and if you make your sunny day enjoyable then just gather your friends and make BBQ tikka at home and just enjoy and chill.

bbq tikka recipe

Ingredients For BBQ Chicken Tikka Recipe:

  • 2 Chicken leg pieces.
  • Garlic paste 1 tsp.
  • Lemon juice 3 tbsp.
  • Crushed black pepper 1/2 tsp.
  • Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp.
  • Allspice powder 1/2 tsp.
  • Red chili powder 1 tsp.
  • Hung curd 4 tbsp.
  • Yellow color 1 pinch.
  • Oil 1 tbsp.
  • Salt to taste.


  1. First of all mark cuts on chicken.
  2. Now take a bowl and put all ingredients in the bowl and mix it properly.
  3. After mixing all ingredients now marinate chicken with this mixture.
  4. Now grease oven tray with oil.
  5. Then keep marinated chicken in this tray, bake it at 180 C for 30-40 minutes or time as needed. or steam it in the steamer, and then fry it or you can also use coal for BBQ tikka.
  6. Finally, take it out in a serving dish and serve hot.

bbq tikka recipe

bbq tikka recipe

bbq tikka recipe

chicken tikka

Closing Notes:

Now you can serve BBQ tikka chicken dish with green chutney, tamarind chutney, or with mint tamarind mixed chutney.

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you can also check out this chicken malai tikka recipe.

you can also check out this malai chicken recipe.


Restaurant-style tandoori chicken tikka recipe is a kind of juicy flavor. You just need one pan to make this delicious and juicy tandoori chicken recipe right at your home.

tandoori chicken tikka recipe

You can find this creamy, rich, and juicy flavorful tandoori chicken tikka dish in Indian restaurants. Why, you go to a restaurant, when you make tandoori chicken tikka at home.

This tandoori chicken tikka is one of the best and flavorful recipes that you must try right now.

Tandoori chicken tikka is one of the most famous and popular dishes in India. We make this tandoori chicken, which is marinated with spices and gives us a tender bite of tandoori tikka at the end.

I Am a Huge Fan Of Tandoori Chicken Tikka:

Honestly speaking, I am a huge fan of tikka dishes. Believe me, I don’t miss out to make the chicken dishes at any event.

If I can say, tandoori chicken tikka is my girlfriend. Then this might be not a wrong statement. Lol, just making some fun. But, that’s true foodies.

I love very much to eat tandoori chicken tikka along with green chutney. This is my favorite combination.

Wait, I squeeze lemon on my tandoori chicken to make it more flavorful. You can also try this method, and I am sure. You loved this one.

Some Serving Suggestions For Restaurant Style Tandoori Chicken:

Here are some serving options, that I will share with you foodies. If you like, then add any of them with restaurant-style tandoori chicken. Otherwise, you can add anything that you like.

The best option is to add hot and fresh basmati rice with these chicken tandoori tikka recipe. You can also add homemade flatbread or fresh naan bread.

If you want something more special, then try to add savory coconut or Indian style rice along with this restaurant-style tandoori chicken.

Why This Is Best Chicken Tandoori Recipe?

There are some factors that will make this recipe more delicious and more flavorful.

  • You feel the taste same as you feel in a restaurant because we use authentic and original spices.
  • This restaurant-style tandoori chicken is smooth, rich and creamy, and spicy. And you can get the perfect combination of taste in one dish.
  • The overnight marination process adds more juicy flavor to this tandoori chicken recipe.

tandoori chicken tikka recipe

Is Tandoori Chicken Good For Health?

Yes, of course, this restaurant-style tandoori chicken recipe is a healthy dish due to its lean meat, and a unique cooking technique.

You all know, chicken contains a good amount of protein. Which is also healthy for health.

This tandoori chicken is traditionally cooked in a clay tandoor. Because in this method we don’t require much oil and retains the proteins. The chicken pieces are marinated with yogurt before cooking.

Some Tips For Tandoori Chicken Recipe:

  • Add some cuts to each side of chicken strips, while cleaning your chicken. This will ensure your marinade reaches inside your chicken strips through cuts.
  • While cooking the chicken in the pan, do not throw the water away. This will ensure your chicken is tender and nice.

Is Clay Oven Necessary For Making Tandoori Chicken Tikka Recipe:

No, this is not necessary. But, if you have a clay oven, then this is the best option.

Traditionally, authentic restaurant-style tandoori chicken tikka is made in a clay oven. But, in some kitchens, clay ovens are not available.

So, if you are one who has no clay oven in your kitchen. Then this recipe is just for you. Because in this recipe you don’t need an oven or clay oven to make this tandoori tikka recipe.

What Is Meant By Tandoor?

Ok, maybe you are familiar with the word tandoor. But, if you don’t know. Then don’t worry I will explain. Basically, a tandoor is very famous in India and in Pakistan.

And this is one of the most important menus in Indian and Pakistani restaurants around the world.

Know more about Tandoor.

Basically, the tandoor word means a cylindrical oven used for cooking and baking. tandoor=clay oven. 

Traditionally, we used firewood or charcoal as fuel for the tandoor. And the food we cooked in a tandoor is called tandoori food.

Believe me, you can feel the clay smell in your food. And this will make your dish more flavorful and more delicious.


Ingredients For Making Restaurant Style Chicken Tikka Recipe:

  • Chicken strips – 1 kg.
  • Full fat yogurt – 5 tbsp.
  • Black pepper – 1 tsp.
  • Red chili powder – 1 tsp.
  • Olive oil – 3 tbsp.
  • Tandoori masala – 3 tsp.
  • Ginger powder – 1 tsp.
  • Garam masala – 1 tsp.
  • Red food coloring – 1/4 tsp.
  • Garlic powder – 1 tsp.
  • Coriander powder – 1 tsp.
  • Salt – 1 tsp.

Directions For Making Restaurant Style Tandoori Chicken Tikka Recipe: 

  1. The very first step is to take a mixing bowl.
  2. Now, add yogurt into this mixing bowl and add pepper, salt, chili powder, ginger powder, tandoori masala, garlic powder, coriander powder, garam masala, and red food coloring.
  3. Mix all the ingredients in the mixing bowl very nicely and make a thick paste.
  4. Now, if your mixture is too thick then add more yogurt, however, make sure the marinade is not too runny.
  5. Add chicken strips into the bowl and coat every stipe properly and nicely.
  6. After marination, keep aside this marinated chicken overnight for better and juicy results.
  7. Now take a wide pan and add oil into this pan.
  8. Heat oil in this wide pan.
  9. Now, we add the marinated chicken strips and make sure every piece of chicken touching the pan surface
  10. First 15 minutes, cook these chicken pieces on low flame and turning halfway through.
  11. When 15 minutes complete, change your flame from low to medium flame.
  12. Cook until all the water evaporated properly.
  13. When you see, oil separates from the pan sides, turn the heat up to high flame and caramelize for 2 minutes.
  14. This will add to the flavor and look.
  15. Finally, our delicious, juicy, and flavorful restaurant-style chicken tikka is ready to serve.

ingredients for tandoori chicken tikka recipe marinated chicken heat oil in pan chicken tikka in pan chicken tikka

Closing Notes:

Finally, our delicious, juicy, and flavorful restaurant style tandoori chicken recipe is ready to serve. You can add any of the options as a serving that I mentioned above.

Believe me, this will just stun the minds of anyone, that tries this tandoori chicken tikka.

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