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Tandoori Chicken Tikka

Tandoori Chicken Tikka
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Tandoori Chicken Tikka is one of the most popular orders in restaurants and takeaways. This recipe is easy to follow and the result is amazing. Why purchase from a takeaway when you can cook your own. I use either chicken breasts or chicken legs, both of which can be marinated then barbecued or cooked on a griddle. Serve simply with pan fried peppers for a meal on its own.

Tandoori Chicken Tikka

Tandoori Chicken Tikka

Serve as a side dish or starter for a truly memorable meal.
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Course: Side Dish, Starter
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Advance, Chicken, Dairy, Marinade, Spice
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 4 People
Calories: 1845kcal



  • Combine the yoghurt, lemon juice, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, 1/2 of the cumin, black pepper, fresh ginger and 1/2 of the salt in a large glass bowl and mix thoroughly. It should look good enough to bath in.
  • Place the chicken into the bowl and smother with the mix.
  • Cover with film and refridgerate for an hour.
  • Heat a griddle pan on a high heat.
  • You can either skewer the breast chunks or use the legs whole.
  • Cook until chicken is cooked through. About 5 minutes on each side.
  • Over a medium heat place a good heavy saucepan. When hot, saute the garlic and chilli for about a minute.
  • Then add the remaining half of the cuminand salt together with the paprika.
  • Add the tomato passata and cream and stir in well.
  • Reduce to a low heat and simmer until sauce thickens. Add the cooked chicken and simmer for a further 10 minutes.
  • Serve with chopped fresh coriander.


Instead of chicken breasts, I have also used chicken legs. 


Sodium: 10249mg | Calcium: 660mg | Vitamin C: 52mg | Vitamin A: 10327IU | Sugar: 25g | Fiber: 11g | Potassium: 3242mg | Cholesterol: 688mg | Calories: 1845kcal | Saturated Fat: 84g | Fat: 142g | Protein: 93g | Carbohydrates: 58g | Iron: 13mg