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    The 35 BEST Indian Chicken Recipes

    If you really want to add some big time flavor to your chicken, the best way to go is Indian!

    That’s why we’ve compiled this mouth watering list of Indian Chicken Recipes. There’s nothing bland and boring here!

    You’ll find wonderfully tasty curries, quick and easy stir fry meals, fun appetizers, and so much more. The variety is amazing.

    Cook your way through all of these amazing Indian chicken recipes. You’ll be glad you did!

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    Indian Chicken Recipes:

    1. Chicken Korma

    We’re sure you are going to love our list of Indian Chicken Recipes, so let’s begin with the most delicious if all, Chicken Korma.

    This creamy, rich, and iconic Mughlai dish is surprisingly easy to make, and delivers a finger-licking main dish. Serve it with naan or rice, and enjoy a hearty meal with your family.

    Get the Recipe: Chicken Korma

    2. Chicken Masala

    You must have tried many chicken curries, but try our version of Chicken Masala, it will be your new go-to Indian-style curry dish.

    Whenever you crave some spicy Indian flavors, give it a try, we’re sure you’ll love it.

    Get the Recipe: Chicken Masala

    3. Chicken Tikkas

    Do you want to impress your guests with minimal effort? Then try this exotic and famous Indian appetizer recipe, Chicken Tikkas.

    It’s super simple to make, just marinate the chicken using staple Indian spices and yogurt, and give it a good time to marinate. You can roast, grill, or stovetop these extremely delicious tikkas.

    Get the Recipe: Chicken Tikkas

    4. Chicken Curry

    Try our simple Indian Chicken Curry recipe for an easy introduction to Indian cuisine. Tender chicken in a rich tomato-based sauce with warm spices. Perfect for a hearty meal!

    Get the Recipe: Chicken Curry

    5. Methi Chicken

    Methi Chicken, or Methi Murgh, is a delicious Indian curry with a creamy yogurt and cashew base, enhanced with the unique flavor of methi leaves.

    Get the Recipe: Methi Chicken

    6. Chicken Chapli Kababs

    Make the best and most succulent chicken kababs at home with this Chicken Chapli Kababs recipe.

    They’re easily made by mixing exotic spices and fresh herbs into your ground chicken, and then forming the mixture into small disks and cooking.

    Serve them with your favorite dipping sauce, and enjoy. It can be a great option for your future get-togethers.

    Get the Recipe

    7. Chicken Biryani

    For Indians, Biryani is a quintessential dish for any celebration. With this Chicken Biryani recipe, you can make the best meal for your loved ones.

    The fluffy spiced rice with the most aromatic, vibrant, and flavorful spiced chicken curry flavors will make you completely addicted to this rice dish.

    It’s one of our favorite Indian chicken recipes.

    Get the Recipe @ recipetineats

    8. Chicken 65

    Classic Chicken 65 is a very famous chicken appetizer. It’s basically fried chicken cubes that are blended in well-balanced and unique spices, which makes the best quick appetizer.

    Just follow this recipe and make yourself this awesome chicken treat.

    Get the Recipe @ theflavoursofkitchen

    9. Chicken Saag (Palak Chicken)

    Spinach and chicken are an underrated combination, that’s why you just have to try Chicken Saag, or Palak Chicken.

    The fresh spinach and classic spices make an incredibly delicious chicken curry that gets ready in just 35 minutes. So what are you waiting for? Enjoy this super yummy saag with rice or roti.

    Get the Recipe @ cubesnjuliennes

    10. Tandoori Chicken

    Yet another very popular Indian appetizer for you is Tandoori Chicken. You can effortlessly make this excellent dish and amaze your guests.

    It has bold, smoky and spicy flavors which are incredibly delicious. It works great for meal prep ahead of time, so you can enjoy your party.

    Get the Recipe @ carlsbadcravings

    11. Malai Chicken Tikka

    Malai Chicken Tikka is a scrumptious Indian chicken appetizer that is a breeze to make.

    Just marinate your boneless chunks in the most flavorful creamy marinade with fresh herbs, and then grill, bake or pan fry to juicy perfection.

    Enjoy it as a snack with your favorite dipping sauce or use it to make wraps.

    Get the Recipe @ chilitochoc

    12. Chicken Chettinad

    Now, this Chicken Chettinad is a very famous South Indian dish, and it’s the a very traditional recipe.

    You will love the flavor combinations of unique spices, which give your chicken an amazing spicy taste. Just follows the recipe to make it perfect every time.

    Get the Recipe @ funfoodfrolic

    13. Malabar Chicken Curry

    Malabar Chicken Curry is a popular Kerala style of cooking, which is a little different from many Indian curries.

    It’s made with curry leaves, spices, and coconut paste, which gives it a unique flavor. Give it a try, it’s one of our favorite Indian chicken recipes.

    Get the Recipe @ whiskaffair

    14. Chicken Ghee Roast

    One more mouth-watering dish from South India is Chicken Ghee Roast. It’s made with fresh ground spices, dried red chilies, tamarind, curry leaves, and ghee, which makes it just too good.

    We are sure you’ll love every bite of this dish. You can have it as an appetizer or serve it with rice to make a whole meal.

    Get the Recipe @ theyummydelights

    15. Goan Chicken Vindaloo

    Goan Vindaloo is a worldwide famous Indian curry, and this authentic version of Chicken Vindaloo recipe is just outstanding.

    You can make this magical curry on the stovetop or in the instant pot. Either way it’s perfectly tangy and spicy, with a hint of sweetness. YUM!

    Get the Recipe @ simmertoslimmer

    16. Chicken Keema (Indian Style Chicken Mince Recipe)

    Give your ground chicken some Indian flavors by making this excellent Chicken Kheema recipe.

    It’s super easy and quick to make using simple staple ingredients. This dry version of ground chicken curry tastes delicious with rotis or rice.

    Get the Recipe @ theloveofspice

    17. Goan Chicken Xacuti

    One more beloved dish from Goa is Chicken Xacuti.

    The freshly grated coconut along with some whole spices, garlic, onion, and garam masala are blended to a smooth paste, and then the marinated chicken is cooked in this paste which makes a delicious thick gravy.

    You’re going to be blown away by the flavors!

    Get the Recipe @ rakshaskitchen

    18. Chicken Sukka Masala

    Ok now, make some dry chicken curry in the Mangalorean style, called Chicken Sukka Masala.

    This South Indian dish is made with grated coconut, mixed whole spices, and tamarind. You will really enjoy the spicy, tangy, and uniquely flavored chicken.

    Get the Recipe @ tiffinandtea

    19. Tawa Chicken 

    Tawa Chicken means a quick and easy stir fry in Indian style. You can use a flat pan, or any skillet, to make this most delicious dish.

    Serve with your favorite Indian flatbread along with some fresh salad or mint yogurt dip and enjoy it completely.

    Get the Recipe @ sugarspicenmore

    20. Chicken Pulao

    If you are a fan of chicken biryani, then we’ve got you an easier alternative you can make any time, Chicken Pulav.

    This quick recipe is amazingly simple to make using marinated chicken, onions, tomatoes, and Indian spices. You can use a stovetop or instant pot to make this dish.

    Get the Recipe @ whiskaffair

    21. Murgh Musallam

    Murgh Musallam is seriously a celebration-worthy Mughalai dish.

    It’s made with whole chicken which is marinated in a tandoori marinade and then stuffed with boiled eggs, tomatoes, dried plums, and fresh herbs, and then cooked to juicy perfection.

    We guarantee it will be your showstopper dish of the night.

    Get the Recipe @ chilitochoc

    22. Hariyali Chicken Tikka

    Another very famous Indian Tikka recipe for your to try is this Hariyali Chicken Tikka.

    This version of tikka is made with a fresh, spicy, and amazing cilantro marinade, which is super flavorful and aromatic.

    It can make a great contender for your grilling season appetizers.

    Get the Recipe @ aromaticessence

    23. Chicken Tikka Masala

    Chicken Tikka Masala is one of the most famous Indian chicken recipes, and you can easily make it at home.

    It turns out so delicious that it feels like you are having it in some famous Indian restaurant. The flavorful chicken pieces in a rich and creamy curry sauce taste out-of-this-world delicious.

    Get the Recipe @ cafedelites

    24. Chicken Seekh Kebab 

    Here is one more Indian appetizer for your summer cookout events, the very popular Chicken Seekh kebab.

    It is made with ground chicken that is well seasoned with Indian spices along with ginger, garlic, onions, green chilies, cilantro, and lemon juice.

    Grill them to perfection and watch your guests go for seconds.

    Get the Recipe @ honeywhatscooking

    25. Chicken Cafreal

    Make your weekend dinner special with this Chicken Cafreal, a Portuguese Goa recipe.

    It’s made special with a spicy, rustic, and super flavorful green spice paste known as Cafreal masala, and it’s very simple to make.

    Just follow the recipe, and make your family and friends the most delicious dinner ever.

    Get the Recipe @ aromaticessence

    26. Chicken Jalfrezi

    Learn how to make takeout-worthy Chicken Jalfrezi in your own kitchen with this amazing recipe.

    It’s basically chicken and veggies in a super flavorful spicy tomato curry that is totally delectable. Just don’t get intimated by the long list of ingredients, it will fall in place perfectly when you make.

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks

    27. Achari Chicken 

    Achari Chicken means pickled chicken. Sounds interesting, right?

    Yes, and it tastes delicious, made with ingredients that are all used in South Asian pickles. It’s perfectly tangy, zesty, and full of flavors.

    Get the Recipe @ teaforturmeric

    28. Andhra Chicken Fry

    Try Andhra Chicken Fry this weekend, and impress everyone with this amazing recipe.

    Andhra Pradesh cuisine is famous for its spicy flavors, which give your chicken a delectable taste that is very hard to resist. Follow this recipe to create a unique and flavorful curry, that we bet you haven’t tried before.

    Get the Recipe @ theyummydelights

    29.  Chilli Chicken

    Indo-Chinese flavors are very popular in India, and you can get them everywhere from small stalls to well-known restaurants.

    Chili Chicken is one of the most popular of such dishes, which is easy to make and is full of Indo-Chinese flavors.

    Give it a try, you’ll be amazed by the flavors.

    Get the Recipe @ theflavoursofkitchen

    30. Patiala Chicken

    Guys, do try this Patiala Chicken. It’s a recipe from Punjab, India. If you like butter chicken, then you will fall in love with this Patiala dish.

    The chicken is marinated in a spiced yogurt marinade. The curry is made in a cashew, tomato, and cream base. You will definitely add this to your favorite curry repertoire.

    Get the Recipe @ tiffinandteaofficial

    31. Chicken Kathi Roll

    Here is Chicken Kathi Roll, the well-known Indian street food which you can easily make at home.

    It’s made with tasty marinated chicken that is perfectly cooked, and then loaded into flaky parathas, along with peppers, onions, and green chutney.

    Once you try it, it will be one of your favorite Indian chicken recipes!

    Get the Recipe @ spicecravings

    32.  Chicken Lollipops

    Yet another very popular Indo-Chinese appetizer is Chicken Lollipops. They are lip-smackingly delicious and irresistible.

    Just follow this recipe for tips and tricks to create the perfect appetizer for your family and friends. You will truly love this one.

    Get the Recipe @ foodiesterminal

    33. Kadai Chicken

    Make restaurant-worthy Kadai Chicken at home with this fantastic recipe. It’s usually made in an Indian wok, but this recipe is made in an instant pot, and gets ready in just half an hour.

    So jazz up your chicken with this easy and flavorful recipe, which is going to be a hit dish in your family.

    Get the Recipe @ spicecravings

    34. Madras Chicken Curry 

    Make your Sunday meal unique with this Madras Chicken Curry, which is a simple South Indian-style curry that is straightforward to make.

    It’s made by toasting whole spices along with other flavorful basic ingredients to make masala paste, and then adding chicken pieces and curry leaves to make the best spicy curry. It’s so good!

    Get the Recipe @ spiceindiaonline

    35. Shami Chicken Kebab

    Let’s end our delicious list of Indian chicken recipes with a bang with this Shami Chicken Kebab recipe.

    It’s made with chicken chunks, lentils, and a variety of spices along with onions and coriander to make it extra special. This is going to be your new favorite kebab for sure.

    Get the Recipe @ fatimacooks

    36. Butter Chicken (Murgh Makhani)

    Butter Chicken, also called Murgh Makhani, is the most loved Indian main dish, so popular in Indian restaurants.

    It’s amazingly easy to make, and the ingredients are readily available in any supermarket. You will love the creamy, silky curry sauce, which is best paired with rice or naan.

    Get the Recipe @ cafedelites

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    35 BEST Indian Chicken Recipes

    This collection of easy and delicious Indian Chicken Recipes will add some big flavor to your ordinary chicken! We love these tasty tikka kebabs:


    • 1.5 lbs chicken breasts or thighs
    • 1/2 cup yogurt
    • 1 Tbsp ginger paste
    • 1.5 Tbsp garlic paste
    • 2 tsp red chili powder or paprika
    • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
    • 1 tsp cumin powder
    • 3 tsp coriander powder
    • 1 tsp garam masala powder
    • 1 Tbsp kasoori methi powder
    • 1 lemon, juiced
    • 3 Tbsp chopped cilantro
    • 2 Tbsp chopped mint
    • 1 Tbsp oil
    • 2 Tbsp melted butter
    • Salt and pepper to taste


    1. Crush garlic and ginger into paste.
    2. Add herbs, spices, oil and lemon juice to yogurt and mix thoroughly.
    3. Cut chicken into bite size pieces and add to marinade.
    4. Marinate chicken in refrigerator, at least 5-6 hours, preferably overnight. In a pinch, even 30 minute marination will give you tasty tikkas.
    5. Preheat oven to 500°F.
    6. Skewer chicken pieces and place on greased, foil lined, baking sheet.
    7. Bake 15 minutes, turn tikkas and baste with melted butter or ghee. Return to oven.
    8. Bake and additional 10-15 minutes.
    9. Broil 3-4 minutes, while keeping close eye on your tikkas, to get nice char marks.

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