Chicken tikka

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Chicken tikka
Chicken tikka
CourseHors d'oeuvre
Region or stateIndian subcontinent
Associated national cuisineIndia, Bangladesh, Pakistan
Serving temperatureHot
Main ingredientsChicken, dahi (yogurt), red chili powder, ginger and garlic paste, lemon juice
VariationsPaneer tikka

Chicken tikka is a dish which was originally from the Indian subcontinent. It started during the Mughal era. Today, it is popular in many countries. It usually consists of small pieces of roast chicken, with spices. It is similar to tandoori chicken, except that tandoori chicken also contains bones.

There are versions of chicken tikka in Afgan, Persian and Turkish cuisine, but usually they are less spicy than the versions from the Indian subcontinent.

Chicken tikka masala is a similar dish, but it has a sauce, and likely originated in Great Britain.