How to make Malai Chicken Tikka -

Chicken pieces coated with yogurt marinade, cooked to perfection in an oven

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Boneless chicken breasts (हड्डी रहित चिकन ब्रेस्ट), Hung yogurt (हंग कर्ड / दही का चक्का )

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

Malai Chicken Tikka

Malai Chicken Tikka Recipe Card


Hindi: murgh
Be a kid or a teenage or an adult or an oldie, chicken lovers trend all over the world at all times! One meat that is a favourite of all beyond belief! When cooked, it can be presented in many guises. Sauté it, fry it, toss it, bake it, steam it – eat it the way you want to. Whatever its form may be upon being cooked, its flavour may change but its flesh remains high in protein, low in fat and can be digested easily.

Prep Time : 2-2.30 hour

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Malai Chicken Tikka Recipe

  • Boneless chicken breasts cut into 1 inch pieces 400 grams

  • Hung yogurt 1/4 cup

  • Fresh cream 4 tablespoons

  • Green chilli paste 1/2 teaspoon

  • Lemon juice 1 tablespo teaspoon

  • White pepper powder to taste

  • Green cardamom powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Nutmeg powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 tablespoon

  • Garam masala powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Green chillies finely chopped 1 teaspoon

  • Processed cheese grated 1/2 cup

  • Butter for greasing

  • Lemon wedges to serve

  • Onion rings to serve

  • Green chutney to serve


Step 1

Take yogurt in a mixing bowl, add 2 tablespoons cream, green chilli paste, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, white pepper powder, green cardamom powder, salt, nutmeg powder, ginger-garlic paste, garam masala powder, green chillies and mix well.

Step 2

Add chicken pieces and mix well. Add remaining lemon juice and mix well. Keep the bowl in the refrigerator to marinate for 1-2 hours.

Step 3

Preheat oven to 180° C. Line a baking tray with aluminium foil sheet and grease with some butter.

Step 4

Skew the marinated chicken pieces onto satay sticks and place them on a baking tray. Keep the tray in the preheated oven and bake for 12-15 minutes.

Step 5

Bring the tray out of the oven, remove the chicken pieces from the skewers and arrange them on a serving platter. Serve hot with onion rings and green chutney.

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Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.