Chicken Tikka (Marinating)

Embark on a culinary adventure with this tantalizing Chicken Tikka recipe! This flavorful dish will transport your taste buds to the vibrant streets of India. With its zesty marinade and tender, succulent chicken, this recipe is sure to become a favorite in your kitchen.

Gather your ingredients, prepare your palate, and let’s create a culinary masterpiece together!

Ready Time

2 hrs 30 mins


5 servings


  • 4 oz chopped green chilies
  • 4 oz finely chopped cilantro
  • 8 tbsp fat-free plain Greek yogurt
  • 4 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp ginger paste
  • 2 tbsp garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp tikka masala
  • 4 drops red food coloring
  • salt to taste
  • 4 (5 ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cubed
  • nonstick cooking spray


In a spacious glass or ceramic bowl, meticulously whisk together the vibrant chopped green chilies and finely minced cilantro.

Gradually incorporate the creamy fat-free plain Greek yogurt, ensuring a smooth blend.

Enrich the mixture with the robust flavors of tomato paste, ginger paste, and garlic paste.

Add a touch of authentic Indian essence with the fragrant tikka masala.

For a vibrant hue, add a few drops of red food coloring.

Season generously with salt to balance the flavors.

Gently fold in the boneless, skinless chicken breasts that have been cut into bite-sized cubes.

Cover the bowl and refrigerate the marinade for at least 2 hours or up to overnight.

This allows the chicken to absorb the delectable flavors and become incredibly tender.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius).

Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil and lightly coat it with nonstick cooking spray to prevent sticking.

Carefully place the marinated chicken onto the prepared sheet.

Bake the chicken in the preheated oven for approximately 10 minutes.

Then, using tongs or a spatula, gently flip the pieces and spray them with additional cooking spray.

Continue baking for an additional 5 to 10 minutes, or until the chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear when pierced with a fork.

To achieve a golden-brown exterior, carefully switch your oven to the broiler setting.

Keep a watchful eye on the chicken and broil for 3 to 5 minutes, or until it has reached your desired level of doneness.

Once perfectly cooked, remove the chicken from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes before serving.

The succulent chicken tikka can be relished on its own or paired with your favorite sides for a tantalizing culinary experience.

Nutrional Value

  • Nutritional Value per Serving:
  • Calories: 280
  • Fat: 12g (16% DV
  • Saturated Fat: 3g (15% DV) Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 80mg (27% DV
  • Sodium: 560mg (24% DV
  • Carbohydrates: 15g (5% DV
  • Fiber: 2g (8% DV) Sugar: 8g (9% DV)
  • Protein: 32g (64% DV
  • Vitamin A: 25% DV
  • Vitamin C: 10% DV
  • Calcium: 15% DV
  • Iron: 15% DV
Chicken Tikka
Marinated Chicken Tikka

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