Chicken Tikka Recipe

Serves 4-8
Difficulty: Easy
Total: 20 mins
Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Add: 2 hrs 30 mins

A recipe for making restaurant style chicken tikka at home using our tikka marinade spices

For a delicious vegetarian alternative try our paneer tikka recipe


  • 2 teaspoon (20g) garlic paste
  • 2 teaspoon (20g) ginger paste
  • Juice from half a lemon (optional)
  • 3 heaped tablespoons (100g) plain yoghurt
  • 30g (1 packet) East at Home tikka marinade spices
  • 1kg (approx 4) chicken breasts cut into 2’’ cubes
  • 3 tablespoons (30ml) vegetable oil


  1. Mix the garlic and ginger paste, lemon juice and yoghurt and rub well into the chicken pieces.

  2. Leave to marinate for 30 mins.

  3. Add 1 of the tikka marinade spices packet and oil to the chicken and mix well so that all the chicken is coated.

  4. Leave to marinate for 2 hours in the fridge or ideally overnight.

  5. Remove from fridge and thread the chicken pieces onto skewers

  6. Preheat oven, air fryer or grill on full heat

  7. Cook the chicken skewers for 10-15 mins, brushing occasionally with oil and turning frequently.

  8. The chicken is ready when white in the middle and slightly charred on the edges


  1. Add chunks of peppers and onions to the marinade and cook with the chicken to make a delicious shashlik

  2. Cook the chicken tikka on a BBQ to replicate the delicious smoky taste and flavour of a tandoori oven.

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