Taste of India: Homemade Chicken Tikka

There’s something magical about the blend of fragrant Indian spices and succulent pieces of chicken, and that’s precisely what our Taste of India: Homemade Chicken Tikka brings to the table. This recipe is a culinary journey that encapsulates the rich heritage of Indian flavors, offering a delightful experience that’s sure to transport your taste buds to the bustling streets of India.


  • 1 lb boneless chicken pieces
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon ginger paste
  • Salt to taste
  • Wooden skewers, soaked in water


  1. Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces and set aside.
  2. In a bowl, mix the yogurt, lemon juice, ground cumin, paprika, turmeric, garam masala, garlic paste, ginger paste, and salt to create the marinade.
  3. Add the chicken pieces to the marinade, ensuring they are well-coated, and refrigerate for 2-4 hours.
  4. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  5. Thread the marinated chicken pieces onto the soaked wooden skewers.
  6. Grill the chicken skewers for about 15-20 minutes, turning occasionally, until they are cooked through and have a charred, smoky flavor.
  7. Serve the Homemade Chicken Tikka hot, garnished with fresh cilantro and accompanied by naan or rice.

Prep time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Taste the authentic flavors of India with our Homemade Chicken Tikka recipe. Tender, spiced chicken grilled to perfection.

Nutrition information: Calories: 220 | Protein: 28g | Carbohydrates: 4g | Fat: 9g | Fiber: 1g

Delve into the heart of Indian cuisine with our Taste of India: Homemade Chicken Tikka. This dish is more than just a recipe; it’s a cultural experience on a plate. The medley of aromatic spices infuses the chicken with layers of flavor, while the grilling process adds a tantalizing smokiness. Whether you’re enjoying this dish at a festive gathering or for a cozy dinner at home, every bite transports you to the vibrant streets of India, where every corner is filled with the fragrance of delectable spices. Bring a touch of tradition and a burst of flavor to your table with our Homemade Chicken Tikka – a true embodiment of the Taste of India.