Chicken Tikka Wings
Chicken Tikka Wings
5 from 10 votes
Dive into the world of Indian-inspired appetisers with the enticing Chicken Tikka Wings recipe! A delightful blend of aromatic spices and succulent chicken wings that promises a flavourful journey in every bite.
Chicken Tikka Wings

Originating from the vibrant culinary landscape of South Asia, Chicken Tikka is a beloved dish celebrated for its succulent, spice-infused flavors.

In this rendition, we’re transforming traditional chicken wings into delectable bites bursting with aromatic spices and tantalizing tastes.

Crafting Chicken Tikka Wings is a delightful culinary adventure suitable for both novice cooks and seasoned chefs alike.

With its rich history steeped in Indian cuisine, Chicken Tikka has evolved into a globally cherished dish, admired for its bold flavors and simple preparation.

Embark on this culinary voyage with me as we explore the fusion of tender chicken wings with a harmonious blend of spices, yogurt, and zesty lemon juice.

From marinating the wings to achieving that perfect golden char in the oven, every step of this recipe promises to awaken your taste buds and ignite your passion for cooking.

Expert Tip: To achieve a crispy exterior, preheat your oven and cook the Chicken Tikka Wings at a high temperature, flipping halfway through cooking for even browning.


Chicken Wings: These succulent pieces of poultry absorb the flavorful marinade and delivering juicy bites with every crispy edge.

Yoghurt: Acting as a tenderizing agent, yoghurt adds a creamy texture while infusing the chicken wings with a subtle tanginess. Its acidity helps in breaking down the proteins, resulting in tender and moist chicken.

Tandoori Masala: This aromatic spice blend brings depth and complexity to the marinade, featuring a medley of flavorful ingredients like cumin, coriander, and paprika. It lends the distinctive red hue and smoky flavor characteristic of Chicken Tikka.

Kashmiri Chilli: Offering a mild heat with vibrant color, Kashmiri chilli powder enhances the visual appeal of the dish while imparting a subtle warmth without overwhelming spice.

Turmeric Powder (Haldi): Known for its vibrant yellow hue and earthy flavor, turmeric adds a subtle bitterness and a warm, peppery aroma to the marinade, elevating the overall flavor profile.

Salt: A fundamental seasoning agent, salt balances the flavors of the marinade, enhancing the taste of the chicken wings and ensuring each bite is perfectly seasoned.

Chilli Powder: Adding an extra kick of heat, chilli powder intensifies the spice level of the marinade, infusing the chicken wings with a fiery zest that tantalizes the taste buds.

Crushed Chillies: These flakes of dried chillies provide texture and a burst of heat, elevating the spiciness of the marinade and adding a delightful crunch to each bite.

Dried Fenugreek Leaves (Methi): Offering a unique herbal aroma and a slightly bitter taste, dried fenugreek leaves complement the richness of the marinade, imparting a distinctively aromatic flavor to the Chicken Tikka Wings.

Ginger Paste: Infusing the marinade with a pungent and spicy kick, ginger paste adds depth of flavor and a subtle warmth, enhancing the overall complexity of the dish.

Garlic Paste: With its robust aroma and savory undertones, garlic paste amplifies the savory notes of the marinade, contributing to the rich and aromatic profile of the Chicken Tikka Wings.

Lemon Juice: Adding a refreshing citrusy tang, lemon juice brightens the flavors of the marinade, balancing the richness of the spices and yoghurt while imparting a subtle acidity that enhances the overall taste.

Oil: Serving as a medium for distributing flavors and promoting even cooking, oil helps to bind the spices to the chicken wings, ensuring they are thoroughly coated and achieve a crispy, golden exterior during roasting.

Expert Tip: For extra depth of flavor, allow the chicken wings to marinate for several hours or overnight in the refrigerator.

Serving Suggestions

  • Plate up your tantalizing Chicken Tikka Wings alongside a vibrant array of fresh, crisp salad greens tossed with a tangy vinaigrette for a refreshing contrast to the bold flavors of the dish.
  • Pair your Chicken Tikka Wings with fluffy basmati rice or warm, buttery naan bread to soak up the savory juices and complete your culinary experience with a taste of authentic Indian cuisine.
  • Elevate your meal with a selection of vibrant chutneys and sauces, such as cooling mint yoghurt sauce or fiery mango chutney, to add layers of flavor and complexity to each delectable bite.
  • For a casual gathering or game day feast, serve your Chicken Tikka Wings with a side of crispy French fries or golden onion rings for a satisfyingly crunchy accompaniment that’s sure to please a crowd.
  • To create a memorable appetizer spread, arrange your Chicken Tikka Wings on a rustic wooden platter garnished with fresh herbs and lemon wedges, inviting guests to indulge in a tantalizing culinary experience.

Expert Tip: Ensure the chicken wings are thoroughly coated in the marinade for maximum flavor infusion.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use boneless chicken for this recipe?

Yes, boneless chicken can be used instead of chicken wings. Simply adjust the cooking time accordingly to ensure thorough cooking.

Can I prepare the marinade in advance?

Absolutely! Preparing the marinade in advance allows the flavors to meld together, resulting in even more delicious Chicken Tikka Wings. Store the marinated chicken in the refrigerator until ready to cook.

Can I grill the Chicken Tikka Wings instead of roasting them?

Yes, grilling is another fantastic cooking method for Chicken Tikka Wings. Simply preheat your grill to medium-high heat and cook the wings until they are charred and cooked through, turning occasionally for even cooking.

Can I substitute Greek yoghurt for regular yoghurt?

Yes, Greek yoghurt can be substituted for regular yoghurt in this recipe. Keep in mind that Greek yoghurt is thicker and tangier, so you may need to adjust the amount to achieve the desired consistency and flavor.

Can I freeze the marinated Chicken Tikka Wings?

Yes, you can freeze the marinated Chicken Tikka Wings for future use. Place the marinated wings in an airtight container or freezer bag and store in the freezer for up to three months. Thaw in the refrigerator before cooking.

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Chicken Tikka Wings

Chicken Tikka Wings

by Nabeela Kauser
For the perfect fusion of Indian cuisine and American cuisine try this oven baked chicken tikka wings recipe. Serve these baked wings with a side of yoghurt chutney for a real zing of refreshing spice.
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Marination Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Appetiser
Cuisine American, Indian
Servings 4
Calories 395 kcal


  • 1 kg Chicken Wings
  • 100 g Yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp Tandoori Masala
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri Chilli
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder Haldi
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Crushed Chillies
  • 1 tsp Dried Fenugreek Leaves Methi
  • 1 tsp Ginger Paste
  • 1 tsp Garlic Paste
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 2 tbsp Oil


  • In a large bowl add all the ingredients, except the chicken wings, and whisk until well combined
  • Add the chicken wings then mix until all the chicken pieces are evenly coated (see note 1)
  • Set aside to marinate for at least 30 minutes (see note 2)
  • Once marinated, roast for 15 minutes at the top of a preheated oven at 180°C (350°F) gas mark 4
  • Flip the chicken wings over and roast for a further 15 minutes
  • Serve with some crispy French fries and enjoy!



Note 1 – It is better to use chicken wings with skin.
Note 2 – The longer you marinate the chicken wings the greater the flavour.
Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done so merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.


Calories: 395kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 26gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 107mgSodium: 1059mgPotassium: 330mgFibre: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 668IUVitamin C: 3mgVitamin D: 0.2µgCalcium: 60mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Baked, Chicken, Chicken Wings, Food, Gameday, Recipe, Snack
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