Baked Tandoori Chicken

Healthy and delicious Indian flavors you can enjoy right in your home.

A juicy, moist and flavorful chicken with a delicious tandoori sauce. Serve with a side of naan and white rice and you’ll get a real hit for dinner!

Tandoori Chicken recipe

Ingredients list for the tandoori chicken

  • 2 whole chicken legs (drumsticks and thighs), or its equivalent, skinless, bone-in
  • 1 greek yogurt (8oz – 250g)
  • 1 lime
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1 tablespoon tandoori massala spice blend
  • 1 coffee spoon garam masala
  • A pinch of turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1-inch knob fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • Cilantro, finely chopped
  • Salt and fresh cracked black pepper
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1. Collect lime juice in a large bowl. Add greek yogurt, salt and pepper. Stir in spices, ginger, garlic and olive oil.

2. Coat chicken with this mixture, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour minimum.

3. Preheat oven at 460°F (240°C). Transfer chicken pieces to a baking dish or oven-proof skillet and bake uncovered for 30-45 minutes, turning occasionally.

4. Turn on the broiler, and cook for an additional 2 to 3 minutes to char the chicken a little bit more if you want. Sprinkle with cilantro before serving.

Notes: Serve over white rice. You can substitute basil or mint for cilantro.

Baked Tandoori Chicken

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