Chicken Tikka Masala Baked Wings Recipe

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These Chicken Tikka Masala Baked Wings are the perfect fusion between Indian and American and are so perfect for a game day appetizer. Easy to make and perfectly succulent and juicy wings every time!

Chicken Tikka Masala Baked Wings served on a try with sauce

We are big fans of Indian food in our house, and thought it was time to combine two of my favorite things in this recipe! These flavorful wings are inspired by chicken tikka masala, loaded with Indian spices for a truly amazing game day appetizer!

If you are a wing lover like me, be sure to check out my other homemade wing recipes.

How to Make This Chicken Tikka Masala Baked Wings Recipe

  • Trim any excess fat off the chicken wingettes and pat dry.
  • Add the spices and marinade to the chicken and allow to sit in a bag for 30 minutes.
  • Bake the wings in the oven.
  • While the wings are baking, make the Tikka Masala Sauce.
  • Toss and serve!!

***See the recipe card at the bottom of the post for the full recipe!!***

Close up of the Chicken Tikka Masala Baked Wings

Baked wings ready to eat

What is tikka masala?

Tikka masala is a creamy curry sauce that uses tomato as it’s base. It is mild in spice and is vibrant reddy orange in color. The spices in tikka masala are:

  • Cumin
  • Ginger
  • Cinnamon
  • Turmeric
  • Cayenne
  • Garam masala
  • Paprika

This combination of spices creates a really flavorful sauce that’s perfectly matched with wings.

Baked Indian Wings

These wings make a great alternative to your regular buffalo wings and will be a real treat for whoever you are serving them too. They are perfectly juicy thanks to the marinade and they are quick and easy to prep. They were a real hit in our house and I can’t wait for you guys to try them!

Wings served with sauce on a blue tray

Wings ready to eat and served with a dip

How long does it take to bake chicken wings in the oven?

These wings will take around 35 to 45 minutes to cook at 425F. The wings need to be marinated for a couple of hours before cooking them, so do allow time for that. Don’t skip the marinading, it really does make all of the difference!

Top Tips to Make This Chicken Tikka Masala Baked Wings Recipe

  • Pat the wings dry before marinading them.
  • Spray the rack with oil before adding the wings so that they don’t stick and use a tin underneath it to catch any sauce or juices.
  • Don’t let the wings touch on the rack so that they cook evenly.
  • Serve immediately!

Close up of a baked wing

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