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Authentic Tandoori Chicken Tikka {Air Fryer}

This air fryer authentic tandoori chicken tikka takes only 20 minutes to make in the air fryer. Served with fresh or store-bought naan as a chicken tikka kebab, you've got a quick, easy dinner!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 2 Servings
Calories: 234kcal
Author: Sunena Anand

Ingredients

  • 10 oz Chicken breasts boneless, skinless, cubed
  • 1 Green bell pepper cubed
  • 1 Red onion cubed
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon Tandoori masala
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon Ginger minced
  • 2 teaspoon Kashmiri red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Red chilli powder

Instructions

  • Prepare the marinade: In a mixing bowl, add the yogurt, ginger, garlic and spices. Mix well until all the spices are combined.
  • Marinate the chicken: Add the cubed chicken to the marinade, and massage the marinade into the chicken with your hands or with tongs. Make sure that each piece is evenly coated. Add the onions and peppers, mix together. Let the chicken marinate for 20-30 minutes.
  • Cook: Add the chicken to the air fryer basket in a single layer, and spray with avocado or olive oil cooking spray. Air fry the chicken at 390°F for 20 minutes. Turn at the 10 minute mark.
  • Serve: Serve the chicken with some freshly squeezed lemon juice, and serve with naan or basmati rice.

Notes

  • Always pat your chicken dry before adding it to the marinade! You do not want to add extra moisture to the marinade, and it will stick better to a dry surface!
  • If you want to barbecue this recipe, I recommend using bamboo or metal skewers to keep the chicken tikka pieces together, much like you would in a tandoor. Use high heat on the barbecue, to get a nice char!

Nutrition

Calories: 234kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 188mg | Potassium: 810mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 266IU | Vitamin C: 55mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 1mg