Chicken Tikka

Chicken Tikka

Chicken Tikka is essentially a boneless version of tandoori chicken. It is small cubed pieces of chicken marinated in spices and yogurt. This dish is inherently keto friendly and a delicious appetizer or part of an entrée. Check out my keto chicken tikka kathi roll recipe where this succulent chicken is paired with mint chutney rolled in a keto flatbread.

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Chicken Tikka Cooking Instructions

Marination

In a bowl add 1 1/2 lbs of boneless chicken cubes, 1/2 tbsp dried crushed fenugreek leaves, 1/2 tbsp lemon juice, 1 tbsp yogurt,1/2 tsp turmeric, 1 tbsp chili powder, 1 tbsp tandoori masala, 1/2 tbsp ginger paste, 1/2 tbsp garlic paste, 1/2 tbsp olive oil and 1/2 tsp salt. Then mix well and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Air Fry/Bake Keto Chicken Tikka

Preheat oven to 375°F if going to use oven to bake chicken. Otherwise, fill chicken in a single layer in Air Fryer. Then Air Fry at 375°F for 18-20 minutes flipping halfway through. If baking in oven, bake at 375°F for 20-22 minutes, flipping halfway through. Wait 5 minutes then serve hot.

NOTES

  • I use Shan Tandoori masala powder.  You can use any brand of tandoori masala.  These are available at any Indian grocery store.  If you do not have it available substitute with 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder, 1/2 tsp paprika, 1/2 tsp black pepper powder, 1/2 tsp coriander powder, 1/2 tsp garam masala and 1/2 tsp monk fruit sweetener.
chicken tikka

Chicken Tikka

A chicken tikka recipe made of small boneless cubes of chicken marinated with spices and yogurt that is inherently keto friendly.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Marination: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: chicken tikka, keto, keto recipes, low carb, low carb chicken tikka kathi roll, low carb recipes
Servings: 6
Calories: 141.1kcal
Net Carbs: 1.2g

Equipment

Ingredients

Instructions

Marination

  • In a bowl add 1 1/2 lbs of boneless chicken cubes, 1/2 tbsp dried crushed fenugreek leaves, 1/2 tbsp lemon juice, 1 tbsp yogurt,1/2 tsp turmeric, 1 tbsp chili powder, 1 tbsp tandoori masala, 1/2 tbsp ginger paste, 1/2 tbsp garlic paste, 1/2 tbsp olive oil and 1/2 tsp salt.
    chicken tikka marinade ingredients
  • Then mix well and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
    chicken tikka marinade

Air Fry/Bake Keto Chicken Tikka

  • Preheat oven to 375°F if going to use oven to bake chicken.
  • Otherwise, fill chicken in a single layer in Air Fryer.
  • Then Air Fry at 375°F for 18-20 minutes flipping halfway through. If baking in oven, bake at 375°F for 20-22 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  • Wait 5 minutes then serve hot.
    chicken tikka done

Notes

  • I use Shan Tandoori masala powder.  You can use any brand of tandoori masala.  These are available at any Indian grocery store.  If you do not have it available substitute with 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder, 1/2 tsp paprika, 1/2 tsp black pepper powder, 1/2 tsp coriander powder, 1/2 tsp garam masala and 1/2 tsp monk fruit sweetener.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.25lbs | Calories: 141.1kcal | Carbohydrates: 1.8g | Protein: 10.7g | Fat: 9.9g | Saturated Fat: 2.6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 41.3mg | Sodium: 531mg | Potassium: 143.9mg | Fiber: 0.6g | Sugar: 0.3g | Vitamin A: 471.5IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg | Net Carbs: 1.2g
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