Chicken Malai Tikka 


Creamy Chicken Skewers

Chicken Malai Tikka, also known as Murgh Malai Tikka are are incredibly creamy, melt-in-your-mouth chicken kebab on skewers.  This juicy chicken tikka is made with tender pieces of chicken breast marinated in delectable marinade of yogurt, almonds, heavy cream and aromatic spices like nutmeg and green cardamom.  Lets make!

Here are the ingredients you will need

Make the creamy spiced yogurt marinade.

So creamy!!

Marinate the chicken for at least 4 hours, overnight is the best

Skewer the marinated chicken on bamboo or metal skewers.

Cook the malai chicken tikka using any one of the below methods :- Airfryer Method - Air fry at 400F for 16-18 minutes. Time depends on size of chicken pieces. Please adjust accordingly.  Stove Top Method - Heat a heavy cast iron skillet or grill pan or a tawa(griddle) on medium( not smoky hot). Brush the pan liberally with ghee and layer the chicken in as single layer. Let cook 3-4 minutes, brush ghee at regular intervals(for softer tikka) ,flip and let cook till slightly charred. On the Grill - Fire up the grill and place the chicken skewers on it. Keep basting with ghee every now and then and cook on all sides.  In the oven - Preheat oven to 400F and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Bake for 20-25 minutes turning the skewers mid way and brushing with ghee. 

Serve Chicken Malai Tikka with green chutney, toasted naan, lemon and sliced onion.

More Tikka Recipes

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Murgh Tikka

Tanvi Srivastava