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Chicken Tikka in the oven

Chicken Tikka is a popular Indian dish consisting of marinated chicken pieces that are traditionally cooked in a tandoor, or clay oven, but can also be prepared in a regular oven or on a grill.

The chicken is marinated in a mixture of yogurt and spices, including cumin, coriander, turmeric, and garam masala, along with garlic, ginger, and lemon juice, which infuses it with rich, aromatic flavours.

Easy chicken tikka in the oven

Once marinated, the chicken is cooked until tender and slightly charred, giving it a smoky taste and succulent texture. Often served with naan or rice and accompanied by mint chutney, Chicken Tikka is a flavourful and versatile dish enjoyed by many around the world.

chicken tikka in the oven

The word "tikka" means "bits" or "pieces" in Persian, indicating the small chunks of chicken used in the dish.

The chicken is typically marinated in a mixture of yogurt and spices such as cumin, coriander, turmeric, and garam masala, which tenderizes the meat and imparts a rich, layered flavor.

The tandoor's high heat creates a unique smoky flavor and a slightly charred exterior while keeping the inside juicy and tender.

In contemporary times, Chicken Tikka remains a staple both in India and globally, celebrated for its bold flavours and versatility.

It can be served as an appetiser, part of a main course, or even in wraps and sandwiches.

The dish's popularity has also led to numerous variations, including vegetarian and vegan versions, demonstrating its enduring appeal and adaptability.

Dont forget to check out the video below!

Skip to the 06:52 mark to watch the cooking process.

Happy cooking!

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