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Stove top Chicken Tikka
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Stove top Chicken Tikka

Chicken Tikka is an absolutely yummy starter. We love ,love it so much and usually every holiday we plan for a barbeque night and chicken tikka is definitely there.
Prep Time8 hrs
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time8 hrs 25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Chicken Tikka, Grilled Chicken, Stsove Top Chicken Tikka
Servings: 4
Author: sharmila kingsly


  • Chicken – ¼ kg
  • Salt as needed
  • Chilli powder – 1 tbsp
  • Garam Masala – ½ tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Cumin Powder – 1 tsp
  • Lemon juice – 1 tsp
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1 tbsp
  • Curd – 1 tbsp
  • Oil for cooking the chicken


  • In a pan add in chicken and water and then ½ tsp salt and allow it to cook. Cook till its ¾ th done and then switch off the flame.
  • Separate the Chicken and then water. Keep the Chicken water (stock) aside (you can use it for preparing chicken soup). In another mixing bowl add in the Red Chilli powder, Garam Masala, Turmeric powder, Salt, Cumin powder and Ginger garlic paste.
  • Next add in the Curd, lemon juice and mix well. Make it a paste. To this add in the chicken pieces and mix well. Leave the marinade aside for 1 hour to 8 hours. Heat a tawa with oil and add in the marinated chicken pieces and cook in a medium low flame.
  • The chicken would be done in 10 mins as we have already cooked the chicken to 75 %Turn the sides and cook till the chicken is cooked clean and crisp.
  • Once done switch off the flame. For the Smokey flavour. Show the chicken in the direct flame for few secs and then set it aside.


  • You can also prepare the same in the oven.
  • Click here for the oven version.
  • Goes well with kebab green chutney.
  • Serve with some onion wedges and lemon.
  • Perfect party appetizer.
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