Chicken Malai Tikka
Chicken Malai Tikka
5 from 29 votes
This malai chicken tikka recipe made with chicken chunks marinated in a creamy sauce is perfect for iftar. A tender and juicy reshmi kebab recipe that is delicious served with homemade naan and a side of salad.

A delicious malai chicken tikka recipe made with chicken chunks marinated in a creamy sauce. Bake this chicken tikka kebab recipe in the oven or grill it on the outdoor BBQ. These reshmi kebab starters will soon become your new favourite summer barbeque recipe.

A tender and juicy reshmi kebab recipe perfect served with homemade naan. This murgh malai tikka video shows you how to make chicken tikka that is juicy, moist, and so flavourful.

Chicken malai kebab is best served as an appetizer, but this chicken malai tikka recipe is also good for dinner parties and family gatherings.

This recipe is perfect for iftar and just in time for Ramadan! This malai chicken tikka is commonly known as reshmi kebab. It is one of my absolute favourite chicken dishes to make. Usually, I serve it alongside naan bread and some salad.

Marination is key in this recipe as it allows the chicken to soak up all the flavours and make the chicken come out so tender, juicy, and succulent. I like to marinate overnight. However, this isn’t always possible. So, try to allow the chicken to marinate for at least 30 minutes.

Chicken marinated in spices, yogurt, and cream, then roasted until it’s tender and juicy. The flavor of this tikka is deep, sweet, and spicy—it’s a unique twist on classic Indian chicken tikka masala. You can serve this over rice or cauliflower rice to make it even more healthy.

Chicken tikka is one of the most popular Indian dishes in the world. It is traditionally made with chicken on the bone, marinated in spices, and then cooked in a tandoori oven.

Today, chicken tikka is often made without any bone and is instead made with chicken breast or thigh. This creates a softer texture, which is often preferred by people who aren’t as used to eating bone-in chicken.

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Chicken Malai Tikka

by Nabeela Kauser
This chicken malai tikka recipe gives you chicken tikka that is juicy, moist, and so flavourful. Bake this chicken tikka kebab in the oven or grill on the outdoor BBQ.
5 from 29 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Marination Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Appetiser
Cuisine Indian
Servings 5
Calories 260 kcal


  • 700 g Chicken
  • 100 g Yoghurt
  • 100 g Double Cream Malai
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Garlic Paste
  • 1 tsp Ginger Paste
  • 1 tsp Green Chilli Paste
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tbsp Cornflour
  • 1 tsp Dried Fenugreek Leaves Methi
  • 1 tbsp Coriander


  • In a bowl add the yoghurt and cream along with the rest of the ingredients (except the chicken) then whisk until well combined
  • Cut the chicken into large chunks then add into the marinade and coat each piece evenly
  • Set aside and leave to marinate for at least 30 minutes, the longer the better
  • Once ready to cook preheat the oven to 240°C (465°F) gas mark 9 and skewer the chicken pieces and place on a roasting tray
  • Roast the chicken for 8-10 minutes on one side then flip and roast further for another 8-10 minutes
  • Serve immediately with a side of naan bread and enjoy!



Calories: 260kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 14gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 76mgSodium: 534mgPotassium: 190mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 416IUVitamin C: 3mgVitamin D: 0.5µgCalcium: 49mgIron: 1mg
Keyword BBQ, Chicken, Ramadan, Summer
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6 months ago

5 stars
Awesome dish the kids love it too

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