Tandoori Chicken Tikka Recipe

If you’re looking to spice up your weeknight dinners, this Pakistani Tandoori Chicken Tikka recipe is perfect for you! Marinated in a blend of aromatic spices and yogurt, this dish is a classic favorite among Pakistani cuisine lovers. Our recipe has a spicy twist that will tantalize your taste buds and leave you wanting more. Let’s get started!


  • 1 lb boneless chicken, cut into cubes
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 tbsp tandoori masala
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp ginger paste
  • 1 tbsp garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Salt, to taste
  • Wooden skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the yogurt, tandoori masala, red chili powder, paprika, cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, ginger paste, garlic paste, lemon juice, and salt. Mix well.
  2. Add the chicken cubes to the bowl and mix until the chicken is fully coated with the marinade. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight for best results.
  3. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Thread the chicken cubes onto the wooden skewers and place them on a baking sheet.
  4. Bake the chicken for 15-20 minutes or until fully cooked, turning once halfway through. Serve hot with some mint chutney on the side.

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