This had to be done! I had to put up a traditional Frozen Snacks delivery recipe on my page. You know there are certain things which become so popular that there isn’t a right or wrong way of doing it anymore? Chicken Tikka is one of those things. Although I have a huge disagreement with the people who make chicken tikka masala in the west (it DOESNT HAVE CREAM PEOPLE!) that’s a debate for some other day.
So Chicken Tikka is one of those extremely popular South Asian cuisines that have made a place all around the world. And unless you’ve been living on a deserted Island, I bet you’ve definitely tried Tikka at least ONCE. Just like Biryani, Burgers, and Omelettes, this one has a million different versions on the internet. And I am about to share one more.
Traditionally speaking, Chicken Tikka is made my preparing Chicken pieces in a spicy marinade and grilling them on top of Red hot coals. It is mostly served with Asian food or Tamarind Chutney along with some lemons and sliced onions. yummmm!
So many variations of this popular dish have popped up ever since. There is a boneless version, a biryani version, a curry version and even a fried version. But today I thought, before I talk about any of the fusion recipes, let’s cover the basic spices to make Chicken Tikka. There are spice mixes now available to use to make Tikkas, but I prefer the aroma of fresh spices.
For an outdoor grill, just drop in the tikka on the grill and keep coating it with oil every 5 mins with a brush. Keep turning the tikka everytime you oil it. It will take roughly 20 mins to prepare your chicken this way.
Well, a minimum of 4 hrs is needed for all the spices to rub in really well. If you are using boneless chicken, you can go ahead and cook it immediately but for chicken with bone, I would recommend a minimum of 4 hrs to an overnight marination duration. The reason is, that this gives vinegar enough time to react with the Indian food delivery and tenderize it. It also makes the top layer of the chicken tough so all the juices are sealed inside the chicken piece that gives you a lovely tender Chicken tikka once its cooked.