Baked Pepper Chicken Tikka

Hello Everyone,

This is the first recipe post on RuskAndTea and this is my treat to all our lovely readers.

I’m starting with my favourite food…Chicken!!! I have been a chicken lover all my life and chicken in any form tickles my taste buds and I am sure, I am not alone. Whenever I play host for a weekend party or plan a menu for a special occasion, it’s kind of mandate for me to include a chicken recipe in it (well… this is confessions of a chicken loverJ).

Today I am sharing a simple recipe with you – Pepper Chicken Tikka. This is one of my favourite starters, a perfect blend of taste and health.

Baked Pepper Chicken Tikka 

Preparation Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Cooking Time: 20 minutes



  • Boneless chicken  – 1/2 kg
  • Black peppercorns roasted -12 to 15
  • Ginger – a small piece
  • Garlic -8-10 cloves
  • Green chillies – 3
  • Onion – 3
  • Garam masala powder -1/2 tsp
  • Egg white -1
  • Corn flour – tbsp
  • Yogurt – 1cup
  • Fresh cream – 1 cup
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Salt – to taste


  1. Heat oil in a non-stick pan and sauté ginger, garlic, onion, green chillies till onion turns brown.
  2. Add garam masala, roasted peppercorns and salt.
  3. Cool the mixture and grind to a paste.
  4. In a bowl, combine the onion paste, yogurt, fresh cream, egg white, corn flour and salt.
  5. Add the chicken pieces and mix well.
  6. Marinate in the refrigerator for a min of 1 hour.
  7. Thread the chicken on a skewer and bake in a preheated oven at 250 Degree Celsius for 15 to 20 minutes.
  8. Turn sides at half time.
  9. Serve hot with chutney/ sauce of your choice.


Weight watchers can use low fat yogurt and low fat cream for the recipe.

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