The Ultimate Chicken Tikka Wings Recipe

Picture this: It’s game day, and everyone is gathered around the TV, eagerly awaiting the kickoff. Suddenly, the aroma of spices wafts through the air, making your mouth water and your stomach rumble. You glance over towards the kitchen and see a plate of chicken tikka wings sitting on the counter, just waiting to be devoured.

This recipe for chicken tikka wings is not your average wings recipe. For starters, it’s gluten-free- perfect for those with dietary restrictions or preferences. Plus, with its fusion of Indian flavors like garam masala, ground cumin, and turmeric, it takes a classic game-day snack and infuses it with an exotic twist.

With this recipe, you’ll be able to enjoy all of the flavor of tandoori chicken without having to break out the grill or the deep fryer- these wings are baked until crispy and juicy. And with substitutions and variations available, you can customize the recipe to your liking.

So what are you waiting for? Whether you’re serving them up as a party appetizer or simply enjoying them as a finger food snack, these chicken tikka wings are sure to be a hit. Get ready to take your taste buds on an adventure that will leave you coming back for more!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Chicken Tikka Wings (Gluten Free)
Chicken Tikka Wings (Gluten Free)

Get ready to indulge in a perfectly spiced, savory and satisfying flavor experience with these gluten-free Chicken Tikka Wings. This recipe is a fusion of Indian flavors combined with a classic comfort food – chicken wings. Whether it’s for your next game day gathering or date night in, these wings will surely impress your loved ones.

One reason you’ll love this recipe is that it’s gluten-free, making this dish accessible for those with gluten intolerances. Not only that, but it also caters to those who are looking for healthier alternatives without sacrificing flavor. Instead of deep frying, these wings are oven baked or air fried, making them crispy on the outside but tender on the inside.

The secret to achieving the bold flavors of this recipe lies in the carefully selected spices such as ground cumin, ground coriander, chili powder, and turmeric, that blend harmoniously to create the perfect balance of taste. The pureed ginger and garlic provide an extra kick of flavor along with the dairy-free yogurt marinade that keeps the chicken moist and tender throughout the cooking process.

It’s easy to customize this recipe according to your preferences. Want more spice? Add more chili powder or curry powder! Looking for a milder version? Cut back on the spices or replace them with alternatives like paprika or cayenne pepper.

Not only are these wings delicious and easy to make, but they are versatile too! They pair well with a wide range of sides like salads, veggies, guacamole or even fries. Whether you’re hosting a party or enjoying a quiet night in with some finger food, these wings are sure to please everyone at the table.

So what are you waiting for? Give this recipe a try and experience the perfect fusion of Indian flavors and classic finger food with our Chicken Tikka Wings – you won’t regret it!

Ingredient List

 Get ready for your taste buds to take flight with these chicken tikka wings!
Get ready for your taste buds to take flight with these chicken tikka wings!

Let’s take a closer look at the ingredients needed for these Chicken Tikka Wings. For this recipe, you will require the following:

  • Chicken wings: You can use fresh or frozen chicken wings. I prefer to use fresh wings as they are more tender.
  • Yogurt: Use plain, non-fat yogurt. For a dairy-free option, use coconut or almond yogurt.
  • Garlic and ginger: Freshly pureed garlic and ginger add a burst of flavor to this recipe.
  • Spices: A perfect blend of spices is essential in making the best Chicken Tikka Wings. You will need ground cumin, ground coriander, salt, turmeric, chili powder, and garam masala.
  • Air fryer or oven: This recipe can be made in an air fryer or oven with equally delicious results.

Optional ingredients that you can add or substitute include curry powder or tikka masala for a spicier kick.

The Recipe How-To

 Who says wings can't be healthy AND delicious? These gluten-free chicken tikka wings will change your mind.
Who says wings can’t be healthy AND delicious? These gluten-free chicken tikka wings will change your mind.

Now comes the exciting part- preparing your chicken tikka wings to perfection! Follow this step-by-step guide to create delicious, juicy, and tender chicken wings that everyone will love.


Before starting, gather all of the ingredients listed in the recipe. Make sure you have everything on hand, so you don’t have to run out to the store while cooking.


Grab a large bowl, and in it, add 2 tablespoons of tandoori masala spice mix, 1 tablespoon of chili powder, 1 teaspoon of ground cumin, 1 teaspoon of ground coriander, 1 teaspoon of salt, ½ teaspoon of turmeric, and ½ teaspoon of garam masala. Give it all a good stir.

Pureed Garlic and Ginger

In another bowl, mix together 1 tablespoon of pureed ginger and 1 tablespoon of pureed garlic.

Yogurt Sauce

In a third bowl mix plain gluten-free yogurt (3 cups) with the spices prepared in the seasoning bowl. Then add the garlic/ginger mixture and mix until smooth.

Chicken Wings

Rinse your chicken wings under cold water and pat them dry with paper towels. Preheat your oven (or air fryer) to 375°F for baked Chicken Wings. For baked chicken wings sprayed with oil bake for 40-50 minutes or until fully cooked. For air fryers cook at high for 15 minutes shake RARE then put back for an extra 7-8 minutes or until fully cooked.

Mixing It Up

When your wings are crispy and done like you want them take them out of oven/air fryer place them within a stackable container shake some turmeric and some more Garam Masala roughly about less than half a teaspoon each it’s important to remember not too much as it will overpower the taste of the wings.

There! These were my instructions for making Chicken Tikka Wings. They are supremely healthy because they’re gluten and dairy-free, a perfect fusion of Indian flavors that you’ll surely enjoy.

Substitutions and Variations

 These wings are marinated in a blend of spices that will make your mouth water!
These wings are marinated in a blend of spices that will make your mouth water!

One thing I love about this recipe is its versatility. Luckily, there are many ways to tweak this recipe to suit your individual taste or dietary needs. Here are some substitutions and variations for you to try:

Gluten-Free Flour: If you do not have access to gluten-free flour, you can use regular all-purpose flour or almond flour instead.

Alternative Proteins: For a vegetarian version of this dish, you can replace the chicken wings with cauliflower florets or tofu cubes.

Dairy-Free Yogurt: If you cannot tolerate dairy, opt for coconut yogurt, soy yogurt, or cashew yogurt instead of regular yogurt.

Spice Level: Adjust the spice level by increasing or reducing the amount of chili powder in the recipe. You could also add a little bit more cayenne pepper for additional heat.

Marinade Time: For deep flavor and tenderness, marinate the chicken wings overnight. However, if you don’t have the time to wait that long, let them sit in the marinade for at least 30 minutes before cooking.

Serving Options: Instead of Air Fryer or Oven-Baked Chicken Tikka Wings, you can try deep-fried buffalo wings topped with a classic buffalo sauce or grilled BBQ wings coated in your favorite barbeque sauce.

These are just a few ideas to get you started, but feel free to experiment and make substitutions based on what’s in your pantry or personal preferences. With its versatility and ease of preparation, this Chicken Tikka Wings recipe is sure to become one of your favorites!

Serving and Pairing

 You won't miss the gluten with these crispy chicken tikka wings.
You won’t miss the gluten with these crispy chicken tikka wings.

Once your Chicken Tikka Wings are ready, it’s time to serve them up and enjoy the savory, aromatic flavors of this dish. These wings are perfect as a game day snack or for any occasion that calls for delicious finger foods. Serve them hot and crispy straight out of the oven or air fryer.

You can pair these wings with a yogurt dip or chutney to balance out the spiciness with a cooling flavor. But don’t stop there! You can also enjoy them with a side of jasmine or basmati rice, naan bread, or even grilled vegetables.

If you’re looking for a way to make this recipe even more exciting, consider turning it into a fusion dish. Add some buffalo sauce to create Buffalo Chicken Tikka Wings, or toss in some curry powder for an Indian-inspired Buffalo Curry Chicken Wings. The possibilities are endless!

No matter how you choose to serve your Chicken Tikka Wings, they are sure to be a crowd-pleaser. So get creative and experiment with different spices and flavors until you find the perfect combination for you!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 These wings are the perfect party appetizer that everyone can enjoy, regardless of dietary restrictions.
These wings are the perfect party appetizer that everyone can enjoy, regardless of dietary restrictions.

Are you hosting a party or preparing for a game day? Or do you simply want to plan ahead for the week to come? The good news is, these Chicken Tikka Wings are perfect for making ahead.

To make ahead: after marinating the chicken wings, cover them tightly with plastic wrap and store the wings in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours before cooking. When ready to cook, take them out of the fridge and let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes while preheating the oven.

To store: if you have leftovers, let them cool down to room temperature then transfer them into an airtight container. Place the container in the fridge and the leftover wings will stay fresh for 3-4 days.

To reheat: preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C) and place your leftover wings on a parchment-lined baking tray. Bake the wings for about 10-15 minutes or until they are heated through. Alternatively, you can reheat them in an air fryer or on a stovetop over medium heat.

Optimized as a finger food, Chicken Tikka Wings are perfect for events and get-togethers. Just like other wing recipes such as buffalo wings, tandoori chicken wings, and BBQ wings, they make great appetizers or snacks. You can prepare a large batch ahead of time to ensure that everything during your event runs smoothly.

The fusion Indian flavors of tikka masala and tandoori chicken guarantees it’s going to be one of the best gluten-free chicken wings recipes that is easy to prep, and satisfy your cravings because it’s healthy without feeling like you’re sacrificing flavor.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Make sure you have plenty of napkins on hand - these chicken tikka wings are messy, but worth it.
Make sure you have plenty of napkins on hand – these chicken tikka wings are messy, but worth it.

Now that you have gone through the entire recipe and are ready to make your chicken tikka wings, I want to give you some tips to ensure the perfect results every single time. Keep in mind that cooking can be a tricky business, but with a little bit of knowledge and patience, you can serve up a delicious meal that is sure to impress.

First and foremost, when marinating the chicken wings, give it ample time to absorb all of the flavors. The longer your chicken is marinated, the more flavorful it will become. For best results, marinate your chicken wings for at least 2-3 hours in the refrigerator. If possible, leave them to marinate for up to 24 hours for maximum flavor.

When baking or broiling your chicken tikka wings, take care not to let them overcook. Overcooking can cause them to become dry and tough. Always use a meat thermometer and check that the internal temperature of the thickest part of the wing reaches 165°F (74°C). This ensures they are cooked all the way through without being overdone.

While preparing your masala sauce make sure to cook it until it becomes a thick and paste-like consistency. This will help the chicken wings absorb all of the flavors while baking or broiling in the oven.

For those who are using an air fryer or deep frying their wings, make sure not to overcrowd them in the basket or frying pot. Crowding will lead to uneven cooking and the likelihood of undercooked pieces.

Lastly, don’t be afraid to experiment a little. While this recipe is great as written, feel free to try out different spices and herbs that you might have on hand. You never know what delicious combination you might come up with!

By following these simple tips, you’ll be well on your way to making perfectly cooked chicken tikka wings every time!

Bottom Line

I hope you enjoyed this recipe article on Chicken Tikka Wings. I truly believe that this dish is the perfect fusion of Indian spices and finger food, making it an ideal choice for game days or as a simple family dinner. And with its gluten-free and dairy-free options, it’s perfect for anyone with special dietary needs.

With the right ingredients and a few tips and tricks, you can easily create delicious, crispy chicken tikka wings in your own kitchen. Whether you prefer them baked, air-fried, or grilled, the possibilities are endless with this versatile recipe.

So why not give it a try and take your taste buds on an unforgettable journey? And don’t forget to experiment with different variations to find the perfect combination that suits your personal preferences.

Thank you for joining me in exploring this amazing Chicken Tikka Wings recipe. Remember to always choose organic and high-quality ingredients for maximum nutrition and flavor. Happy cooking!

Chicken Tikka Wings (Gluten Free)

Chicken Tikka Wings (Gluten Free) Recipe

The yogurt helps tenderize the chicken; the spices in the marinade infuse this popular mild Indian dish with lots of flavor.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Indian
Calories 614.5 kcal


  • 1 kg chicken wings
  • 1 1/3 cups plain gluten-free yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon pureed ginger
  • 1 teaspoon pureed garlic
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin


  • Pat the (thawed) chicken pieces dry between paper towel.
  • In a large bowl whisk together the yogurt and spices.
  • Add the wings and marinade for 1 1/2 hours.
  • Foil a large baking sheet.
  • Bake @375F for 45 minutes, baste occasionally with the extra marinade and turn to evenly brown.
  • If desired broil for 5 minutes to crisp the skin.
  • Time may vary depending on the size of the chicken.
  • This is also great marinade for cubed chicken breasts then grilled on skewers.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 338gCalories: 614.5kcalCarbohydrates: 5.6gProtein: 49gFat: 43gSaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 203.1mgSodium: 1405.9mgFiber: 0.8gSugar: 3.9g
Keyword < 60 Mins, Easy, Free Of..., Very Low Carbs
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