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Chicken tikka in metal skewers with veggies

Chicken Tikka in Oven

Chicken Tikka in Oven is easy to make. Also know as Tandoori Chicken Tikka or Chicken Tikka Kebab and these skewered Tikkas make an excellent appetizer for parties, potlucks and picnics. You can easily transform them into a complete meal as well.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Chicken Tikka in Oven, Chicken Tikka Kabab, Chicken Tikka Kebab, Tnadoori Chicken Tikka Recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Broiling Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 3 Skewers
Calories: 291kcal
Author: Meghna
Cost: $4


Dry Spices


  • 1 medium onion made into 1" or 1.5" squares
  • 1 medium bell pepper or capsicum made into 1 or 1.5" squares


Prep the Skinless and Boneless Chicken Meat

  • Begin by dicing the chicken into 2.5" chunks. Wash the chicken chunks very well under running tap water and pat them dry completely with the help of a kitchen towel. Set them aside in a bowl.

Marinate the Chicken Tikka

  • Add all the mentioned ingredients into the bowl containing the chicken chunks.
  • Give everything a good mix with the help of a spoon or your hands. Make sure that all the meat pieces are well coated with the Tandoori Tikka marinade.
  • Wrap the container with cling film or just cover it up with a plate and pop it in the fridge. Allow the chicken to rest in the marinade either over night or for at least 2-3 hours.

Skewer the Chicken Tikka Kabab

  • Dice the Bell Peppers or capsicums and Onions into 1 or 1.5" large squares.
  • Take a metal skewer and thread the marinated chicken tikka alternately with an onion square and bell pepper square. I threaded 3 chicken tikkas in a single metal skewer along with veggies and I got 3 skewers in total.

Cook Chicken Tikka in Oven

  • Pre heat the oven to 370 F.
  • Layer a baking tray with aluminum foil and place a metal cookie rack on top of the baking sheet. Arrange the skewers on top of the cookie rack.
  • Place the baking tray in the middle rack of your oven and bake at 370 F for 35 minutes in total turning sides midway.
  • After 35 minutes set the oven to BROIL on HIGH. Move the baking tray to the top rack and broil for 3-5 minutes depending on your oven.
  • Serve the Chicken Tikka Kebab with onion slices, lemon wedges and lots of zingy chutneys or sauces.

How to make Chicken Tikka Kabab on Tawa or skillet?

  • Set a griddle, tawa or a large skillet over medium heat. Place the chicken tikka skewers and roast them brushing basting them with mustard oil from time to time. Rotate sides and allow the meat to cook through. It should take you about 35 mins in total.
  • Finally, increase the heat to the maximum setting and char the chicken tikkas rotating fast on all sides. You can char them more or less depending your preference.



  1. Measuring Units Used, 1 cup = 240 ml & 1 teaspoon = 5 ml.
  2. Something regarding the Chicken meat: Use skinless and boneless chicken breasts or thighs and trim off any excess fat.
  3. Secret to moist juicy Chicken Tikka: Corret temperature, correct cooking time and storing them lightly covered after done cooking.
  4. Feel free to adjust the spice level according to your likings.
  5. The Chicken Tikka Kebab recipe is slightly spicy.
  6. I got 3 skewers in total consisting of 3 chicken tikkas on each metal skewer.
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Tikka in Oven
Amount Per Serving
Calories 291 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 128mg43%
Sodium 161mg7%
Potassium 532mg15%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 772IU15%
Vitamin C 36mg44%
Calcium 53mg5%
Iron 2mg11%
* Read our privacy policy - Calorie information is provided as a courtesy only and should be leveraged as an estimate rather than a guarantee.Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Calories: 291kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 128mg | Sodium: 161mg | Potassium: 532mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 772IU | Vitamin C: 36mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 2mg