Chicken Tikka (Low Carb Indian Recipes)

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Chicken Tikka (Low Carb Indian Recipes)

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 An excellent source of protein, cooked chicken offers a wide range of nutritional benefits. Besides protein, it also contains vitamin B12, B6 & niacin and minerals like Zinc, Magnesium and Selenium.

For those on a low carb diet, you can pair this Chicken Tikka with a bowl of salad and some grilled veggies.

Ingredients for Chicken Tikka:

Chicken thighs: 1 kg ( cut into 2″ pieces)

Ginger garlic paste : 2 tbsp

Kashmiri chili powder:4 tsp.

Lemon juice: Juice of 1 lemon

Oil/ Butter/Ghee: 3 Tbsp

Besan:  2 Tbsp

Turmeric powder :¼ tsp

Yogurt : ½ cup

Black salt : ¼ tsp

Garam Masala powder:  1½ tsp

Chat masala : ½ tsp

Salt: to taste


  1. Roast the besan in a kadai till you get the cooked aroma. Let it cool.
  2. Make the marinade for the Chicken tikka with all the ingredients mentioned. Taste the marinade for salt/seasonings.
  3. Add the cut and cleaned chicken pieces into the marinade and mix well to coat all the pieces.
  4. Let it marinade overnight (or at least for 3-4 hours)
  5. Preheat the oven to 180C.
  6. Place the chicken on a tray and bake for about 20 mins.
  7. Take the tray out, brush the drippings all over the pieces. Turn them over, brush again with the drippings and some butter and bake for another 8-10 mins.
  8. Remove from oven and brush it with some butter.
  9. Before serving, sprinkle some black salt, chaat masala over the pieces.
  10. Serve with some mint chutney and some onions, lemon wedges and salad.

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