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Piri Piri Chicken Tikka | Restaurant-Style Murg Tikka

Peri Peri Chicken Tikka | Restaurant-Style Murg Tikka

Piri Piri Chicken Tikka

Tender and juicy Piri Piri/Peri Peri chicken or murgh tikka is a quick starter or snack that you can make for your next house party. You can also serve it as the main course with naan, tandoori roti or rice. In this recipe, the chicken is cooked in a marinade with Piri Piri spice mix, yoghurt, cheese and fresh cream.  I have taken boneless chicken, as they cook quickly and stay tender. They are cut into 2 to 3-inch pieces. Marinade the chicken pieces in the Piri Piri-yoghurt mix for 1 hour. You can also marinade overnight if you are planning to cook them the next day. This way the chicken will soak up all the flavours and save you some time. Then whenever you want to cook, just take them out of the refrigerator. Allow them to come to room temperature. Place them on the baking tray and bake for 20 minutes at 180-degree Celsius. But don’t forget to preheat the oven first. After 20 minutes take them out of the oven, bast with butter and sprinkle freshly chopped coriander leaves. Serve them hot with onion rings and mint-coriander chutney.

Peri Peri Chicken Tikka | Restaurant-Style Murg Tikka

Chicken tikka is a traditional and popular north Indian dish. These are delicious, juicy and a crowd-pleaser. So to give this traditional dish a small twist, I have added Piri Piri masala. It is the key ingredient of this dish. It is a super easy dish that you can make in just a few minutes. You can even make these tikkas on the gas stove. I hope you’ll give it a try. Don’t forget to share your feedback with me. Happy Cooking!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes
Yield: Serves 2-3


  • 500 gm boneless chicken, cut into 2-3 inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp ginger-garlic powder or paste
  • 1 tbsp paprika powder
  • 2-3 tbsp Piri Piri spice mix ( I have used Keya’s Piri Piri instant multi-purpose spice mix)
  • 20 gm or 1 cube processed cheese, grated
  • 1 tsp corn flour
  • 2-3 tbsp fresh cream
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Melted butter, for basting
  • 1-2 tbsp fresh coriander leaves, finely chopped (for garnish)
  • Onion rings (for garnish)
  • Mint-Coriander chutney (for garnish)

Cooking Directions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, add yoghurt, ginger-garlic powder, paprika powder, Piri Piri spice powder. Mix everything nicely.
  2. Add grated cheese, corn flour, salt, fresh cream and oil. Mix well.
  3. Add the boneless chicken pieces. Coat well with the yoghurt mix. Marinade for 1 hour in the refrigerator.
  4. Preheat oven to 180-degree Celsius for 10-15 minutes. Line a baking tray with foil and grease it with butter.
  5. Place the chicken pieces on the tray and bake for 20 minutes. Bast with melted butter once it starts browning.
  6. You can also cook them in a skillet or pan. Just heat some oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the chicken pieces and cook each side for 5-7 minutes or until it gets a golden colour.
  7. Sprinkle freshly chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with onion rings and mint-coriander chutney. Enjoy!
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