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Best BBQ Chicken Tikka in Oven

by Farhana

Here comes a simple recipe of indoor BBQ chicken tikka that your whole family will love for its amazing flavours. This recipe is the perfect way to make smoky flavour chicken without firing the grill!

If you need a quick, healthy and filling meal to please your family this weekend, or a simple protein that you can enjoy and eat leftover the next day, then this chicken recipe is for you! This recipe may look fancy and difficult but is so easy to make with a few simple pantry ingredients. It is unbelievably crisp-tender and packed with so much flavour, with less than 20 minutes preparation. This chicken with vibrant colour and flavour makes an elegant, impressive and delicious dinner. Once you see how quick and easy it is to make, you’ll surely make it yourself!

BBQ Chicken Tikka
BBQ Chicken Tikka

In this crowd-pleasing recipe, the chicken is marinated in spices and yogurt, smoked with coal and then baked to perfection. The yogurt-based marinade helps tenderize the chicken while a beautiful blend of spices gives a wonderful flavour to this dish. It is healthier and so much tastier, I often make this savoury recipe in bulk, store in freezer and use for quick lunches.

Sprinkle with chaat masala and serve with salad, mint chutney, naan or fries if you are not avoiding carbs, otherwise with fresh salad and chutney will make it a complete meal. Check out the easy recipe below. Hope you will give this recipe a try and let me know how it turned out. Trying it once will be overwhelming. Enjoy a juicy, spicy and crispy feast!

Chicken Tikka
Chicken Tikka

What to serve this chicken tikka with?

  • Sprinkled with chaat masala and paired with fries, mint chutney, imli chutney or ketchup makes it a lip-smacking dish.
  • You can serve this chicken with naan, salad and raita.
  • It can also be served with boiled rice, couscous, pasta, or quinoa and steamed vegetables.
  • It also pairs well with tea as a teatime snack.

What can I do with the Leftovers?

  • Leftovers of this recipe are perfect for paratha roll, sandwiches and karahi. You can store the leftovers in the refrigerator in an airtight container for 2 – 3 days.
  • Leftovers of this dish are also great for kids’ lunch box.

Can I freeze this chicken tikka?

  • Yes, this recipe is freezer friendly! Just marinate the chicken and freeze in an airtight container or a freezer bag. Be sure to thaw it out in the fridge before baking it.


How to reheat this chicken tikka?

  • This chicken can easily be reheated in microwave.
  • If you want the chicken crispy, you can reheat it in Airfryer.
Chicken Tikka in Oven
BBQ Tikka in Oven


  • The longer you marinate this, the better it will be.
  • Any part of chicken can be used for this recipe (I used chicken legs for this recipe because they are extremely juicy).
  • you can make this recipe in pan if you don’t have oven.
  • To attain the best results, I prefer using Greek yogurt or thick curd.
  • You can use chicken with skin on for this recipe for extra crisp. You don’t need to brush the chicken with oil if you are using chicken with skin.
  • Additional vegetables can also be added if you like.
  • Timing will vary depending on oven brand.

Recipe Tutorial:

Instructions for Chicken Tikka
Recipe Instructions

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Serves: 5 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 50 calories 50 fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 7 voted )


  • Chicken (skinless, thighs and drumsticks, bone in, cut into 3-inch pieces) – 1 kg
  • Yoghurt – 2 tablespoons
  • Mustard Seed Oil – 2 tablespoons
  • Lemon Juice – 2 tablespoons
  • Garlic (chopped) – 1 tablespoon
  • Ginger (chopped) – 1 tablespoon
  • Himalayan Pink Salt – 1 tablespoon
  • Coriander Powder – 1 tablespoon
  • Cumin Powder – 1 tablespoon
  • Garam Masala Powder – 1 tablespoon
  • Red Chilli Powder – 1 tablespoon
  • Turmeric Powder – ½ teaspoon
  • Black Pepper Powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Tomatoes (sliced) – 2 medium size
  • Onions (sliced) – 2 medium size


Step by step recipe is given below:

  1. In a large bowl, combine chicken, yoghurt, mustard seed oil, lemon juice, garlic, ginger, salt, coriander powder, cumin powder, garam masala powder, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and black pepper powder. Mix them well.
  2. Take aluminium cup or foil, place in the middle of bowl and put well heated coal on it. Drop a few drops of the oil on coal, it will start releasing smoke, cover the bowl with lid and let it smoke for a few minutes. Take the coal out and let the marinated chicken sit for 1 hour.
  3. Brush the grill rack well with oil and place the marinated chicken on it.
  4. Scatter the sliced tomatoes and onions around the chicken.
  5. Bake in preheated oven on 200 °C for about 25 minutes or until done (flipping halfway through).

Sprinkle with Chaat Masala and serve hot with Naan, Chutney and Salad. Enjoy! And Remember ‘COOKING IS EASY’!


  • The longer you marinate this, the better it will be.
  • Any part of chicken can be used for this recipe.
  • You can make this recipe in pan if you don’t have oven.
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