Air fryer chicken tikka

Air frying chicken tikka is a quick and efficient way to achieve a deliciously marinated and flavorful dish. Here’s a simple recipe for making air fryer chicken tikka:

Air Fryer Chicken Tikka:


  • Chicken Marinade:
    • 500g boneless, skinless chicken thighs or breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
    • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
    • 2 tablespoons tikka masala spice mix
    • 1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • Salt and pepper to taste
  • For Air Frying:
    • Cooking spray or a light coating of oil


  1. Marinate the Chicken:
    • In a bowl, mix together the Greek yogurt, tikka masala spice mix, ginger-garlic paste, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
    • Add the chicken pieces to the marinade, ensuring they are well-coated. Cover the bowl and let it marinate for at least 30 minutes or refrigerate for a few hours for more flavor.
  2. Preheat the Air Fryer:
    • Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (200°C) for about 5 minutes.
  3. Assemble the Chicken:
    • Thread the marinated chicken pieces onto skewers. Shake off excess marinade to prevent excessive smoke in the air fryer.
  4. Air Fry:
    • Lightly coat the air fryer basket with cooking spray or a thin layer of oil.
    • Place the skewers in the air fryer basket, leaving space between them.
    • Air fry at 400°F (200°C) for 15-20 minutes, turning the skewers halfway through the cooking time.
  5. Check for Doneness:
    • Ensure the chicken is cooked through, with no pink in the center. The internal temperature should reach 165°F (74°C).
  6. Serve:
    • Remove the chicken tikka from the air fryer and let it rest for a couple of minutes before serving.
  7. Optional Garnish:
    • Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve with naan bread, rice, or a side of your choice.

Enjoy your homemade air fryer chicken tikka, a quick and healthier alternative to traditional methods. Adjust the spice levels and marination time based on your preferences.

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