Spicy Tandoori Chicken Tikka – Air Fryer Tandoori Chicken

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Spicy Tandoori Chicken Tikka – Air Fryer Tandoori Chicken without the tandoor? YES! These Air Fryer tikkas only need 20 minutes to cook and become tender.  This recipe is our latest family-friendly, easy-to-get-on-the-table dinner obsession. This recipe uses a Greek Yogurt marinade and a few Indian spices to infuse the chicken with both flavor and moisture.

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What ingredients do I need to make Spicy Tandoori Chicken Tikka – Air Fryer Tandoori Chicken?

Greek yogurt forms the marinade base. It makes the chicken tender and the spices make it flavorful.


In order to avoid dryness, I put some oil in the marinade as well as coat the chicken with some oil when it is air fried.

Boneless chicken (breasts or thighs).

Other ingredients: Oil, ginger garlic paste, lemon juice, salt, ground pepper, red chili powderkashmiri chili powderground turmericgaram masalaground coriander, Dried Fenugreek Leaves, and ground cumin).

How do I make this recipe?

First, chop the chicken to 2 to 3 inch cubes. 

Second in a mixing bowl, add in the yogurt,  1 tbsp oil,  ginger garlic paste, lemon juice, salt, ground pepper, red chili powderkashmiri chili powderground turmericgaram masalaground coriander, Dried Fenugreek Leaves, and ground cumin). Mix  well. Furthermore add in the chicken and mix well.

Cover the marinated chicken bowl with a lid. Marinate the chicken for 30 minutes to an hour. Additionally you can also marinate it overnight in the refrigerator.

Air Fry-

When you are ready to cook, grease your Air Fryer basket with the left over oil. Then, follow your air fryer directions for preheating to 350°F for 5 minutes. When it’s preheated, working in batches, place the chicken in a single layer or in a skewer.

Further, air fry for 18 minutes, at 360°F. When 8 minutes are remaining, flip the chicken gently with tongs and drizzle or brush some oil. Also, every air fryer is different so check after the 15-minute mark. You can increase or decrease the time as per your liking. I like to up the temperature to 380 for an additional 2 minutes after the 18 minute mark to char it slightly.

Finally, Using a  meat thermometer ensure that the chicken has reached an internal temperature of 165ºF before serving.

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Spicy Tandoori Chicken Tikka – Air Fryer Tandoori Chicken

Shilpa
Spicy Tandoori Chicken Tikka – Air Fryer Tandoori Chicken without the tandoor? YES! These Air Fryer tikkas only need 20 minutes to cook and become tender.  This recipe is our latest family-friendly, easy-to-get-on-the-table dinner obsession. This recipe uses a Greek Yogurt marinade and a few Indian spices to infuse the chicken with both flavor and moisture.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Appertizer, Side, Side Dish
Cuisine India, Indian Food
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

Prep

  • Chop the chicken to 2-to-3-inch cubes. 
  • In a mixing bowl, add in the Greek yogurt, 1 tbsp oil, ground coriander, ground cumin, ground turmeric, red chili powder, Kashmiri chili powder, garam masala, ginger garlic paste, salt, dried Fenugreek leaves, lemon juice, and ground black pepper. Mix well. Furthermore, add in the chicken and mix well.
  • Cover the marinated chicken bowl with a lid. Marinate the chicken for 30 minutes to an hour. Additionally, you can also marinate it overnight in the refrigerator.

Air Fry

  • When you are ready to cook, grease your Air Fryer basket with the left over oil. Then, follow your air fryer directions for preheating to 350°F for 5 minutes. When it’s preheated, working in batches, place the chicken in a single layer or in a skewer.
  • Air fry for 18 minutes, at 360°F. When 8 minutes are remaining, flip the chicken gently with tongs and drizzle or brush some oil. Also, every air fryer is different so check after the 15-minute mark. You can increase or decrease the time as per your liking. I like to up the temperature to 380 for an additional 2 minutes after the 18-minute mark to char it slightly.
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My name is Shilpa Tiku. I am a foodie and love experimenting with different cuisines. Originally a Kashmiri, born in Mumbai and currently live in Dallas.

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