HOW TO MAKE CHICKEN TIKKA 2022
Here is a basic recipe for making chicken tikka at home:
- 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
- 1 cup plain yogurt
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon ginger paste
- 1 tablespoon garlic paste
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 1 tablespoon coriander
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon chili powder (optional)
- 1 teaspoon garam masala
- Salt, to taste
- In a medium bowl, combine the yogurt, lemon juice, ginger paste, garlic paste, cumin, coriander, paprika, chili powder (if using), and garam masala. Mix well to combine.
- Add the chicken pieces to the bowl and mix well to coat them in the marinade. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or preferably overnight.
- Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Remove the chicken from the marinade and place it on the prepared baking sheet. Discard the remaining marinade.
- Bake the chicken for 20-25 minutes, or until it is cooked through and the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C).
- Serve the chicken tikka hot, garnished with chopped fresh herbs or nuts, if desired.
Chicken Tikka Masala
Chicken tikka masala is a popular dish that originated in India but has gained widespread popularity around the world. It consists of pieces of chicken that are marinated in a mixture of yogurt and spices, then grilled or baked and served in a spicy tomato-based sauce. The dish is typically served with rice or bread and is often garnished with fresh herbs or chopped nuts.