Chicken Tikka Tacos


Ever fancied some chicken tikka round lunch time but figured it takes too long, it’s messy and not the most practical thing to eat, so you grabbed an ordinary sandwich instead? Well I have a solution.. Presenting Chicken Tikka Tacos! (This is beginning to sound like an ad isn’t it?) Well it’s not supposed to….! It’s just a really simple recipe that tastes so good and fresh so I had to share it.
Note: The chicken can be pre marinated a couple days before and kept in the fridge until you want to use it. Check it out..

Serves 2

What we need:

Four 6″/8″ tortilla wraps
2 skinless washed chicken breasts
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp garam masala
1/4 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp ground cardamom
1/4 tsp black pepper
2 garlic cloves grated
1/2 tbsp ginger, grated
1 small green chilli, diced
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 cup of yogurt
2 tbsp olive oil

How we do:

  • Preheat oven to 500*F
  • Cut the chicken breast into small-medium cube pieces
  • In a bowl, add the dry ingredients. Add the yogurt and and mix to form a paste
  • Add the chicken and mix well
  • Place in a baking tray and drizzle over 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • After 10-12 minutes, turn over and drizzle 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • Cook for another 10-12 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked
  • Remove from oven. Heat the tacos and place 3-4 pieces chicken in the taco
  • Add lettuce, tomato, diced onions and chutney
  • BALLE BALLE! Enjoy!
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4 Responses to Chicken Tikka Tacos

  1. Anonymous says:

    love the recipes on your site! i've always been too intimidated to try indian food in my own kitchen, but you make it seem simple — i'll have to give these tacos a try for sure 🙂

  2. monica says:

    Aww thank you! You should definitely try them out! Let me know how it turns out and if you have any questions 🙂

  3. Jennifer says:

    I am making this as I write this; a couple of questions. Nowhere in this recipe does it say what to do with the lemon juice or the chiles. I just included them in the sauce; hopefully that’s right! Also, does it have to marinate, or can you just make this all in one sitting? Also, you may want to add in the lettuce, tomatoes, onions into the ingredients list; I didn’t buy them and I’m wishing I did!

    • Monica says:

      Hi Jennifer!
      Add the lemon juice chillies to the yoghurt paste before adding chicken. Also, if you don’t have time, you don’t have to let it rest to marinate (although if you do, the chicken will be more flavorful and tender).
      Thanks for this message-I’ll make the amendments! I hope this recipe works well for you.

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