Restaurant Style Chicken Malai Tikka | Best Ever Chicken Malai Kabab Recipe
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4 Servings
  • Chicken breast – 500 gms, boneless & skinless
  • Ghee/clarified butter – 4 tbsp or more
First marinade:
  • Ginger paste – ½ tbsp
  • Garlic paste – 1 tbsp
  • Salt – ½ tsp
  • Black pepper – ¼ tsp
Second Marinade:
  • Hung curd – 1 cup,
  • Fresh cream – ½ cup
  • Garam masala – 2 tsp
  • Green chili paste – 1 tsp
  • Kasuri methi – 1 tsp
  • White pepper powder – ¼ tsp
  • Freshly chopped coriander – 2 tbsp
  • Corn starch/corn flour – 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  1. Wash and pat dry the chicken breasts completely. Cut the chicken breast into thin strips of about 1-inch length & 1-cm thickness.
  2. Take the chicken strips in a bowl and add ginger paste, garlic paste, salt & pepper. Mix everything well with each of the chicken strips and set it aside for 30 minutes.
  3. Prepare the second marinade by mixing hung curd, fresh cream, green chilli paste, garam masala, kasuri methi, white pepper powder, fresh coriander leaves, corn flour and salt to taste. Whisk everything really well to make a homogeneous mixture.
  4. Now add the chicken strips to this prepared creamy marinate and give a very good mix preferably with hand coating each strip thoroughly with the mixture. Cover the marinated chicken with plastic wrap and let it chill in refrigerator overnight.
  5. Before you are ready to cook the chicken malai tikka, soak the bamboo skewers in water for 30 minutes.
  6. Now take one bamboo skewer at a time, fold and skew the chicken strips into the skewer until the stick it almost full.
  7. Heat a grill pan and add ghee to it. Let it smoke. Then place the skewered chicken malai tikka on the grill pan and cook them for 3 to 4 minutes each side until they turn golden brown and completely opaque. Do not overcook as chicken breast tends to become dry if overcooked.
  8. Take the chicken malai tikka out of the grill pan and place on serving plate. Drizzle some fresh cream on top and serve the smoky chicken malai tikka with green chutney and onion rings on the side! Enjoy!
Recipe by Everyday Indian Recipes at