Tandoori Chicken Recipe

Tandoori Chicken is a must-have recipe! It’s just as good as what you would get at an Indian restaurant and it’s so easy to make! Chicken thighs are soaked in a creamy, well spiced, yogurt-based marinade and cooked on the grill to get that traditional char.
Tandoori Chicken is an Indian dish that’s traditionally marinated in yogurt and spices and then roasted in a hot tandoor oven (a cylindrically shaped clay oven). It usually has a vibrant color because most often you will find it colored with turmeric, chili powders or even food coloring.
Since most of us do not own a clay oven, with this recipe I cook it on the grill to mimic that same flavor. An electric or gas oven should be used as well.

Tandoori Chicken

Can I Bake This Chicken in the Oven?

You can roast this chicken in the oven too (instead of grilling). Preheat oven to 425 degrees, and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and set a large wire rack on baking sheet. Grease rack with non-stick cooking spray.
Cook chicken until center registers 165 in center of thickest part, And turning once halfway through (approx. 40 mins for bone-in, 30 for boneless). Broil during last 4 minutes for more color.

Tandoori Chicken

Reviews:

– I made Tandoori Chicken with boneless skinless chicken breasts and was in a hurry so I did not toast the spices, it was delicious!!! Thank you for an easy, healthy recipe!

– Easy to make and very flavorful, thank you for Tandoori Chicken Recipe.

– This was one of the simplest and more delicious Tandoori Chicken recipes that I’ve tried from something online. What a win for me and my family.

Tandoori Chicken

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Tandoori Chicken Recipe

Tandoori Chicken is a must-have recipe! It’s just as good as what you would get at an Indian restaurant and it’s so easy to make! Chicken thighs are soaked in a creamy, well spiced, yogurt-based marinade and cooked on the grill to get that traditional char.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Tandoori Chicken
Servings: 6
Calories: 339 kcal
Author: Jaclyn

Ingredients:

3 lbs bone-in or boneless skinless chicken thighs, and trimmed of excess fat
1 (5.3 oz) container fat-free of Greek yogurt (heaping 1/2 cup)
2 Tbsp vegetable oil or olive oil, and plus more for grilling
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 Tbsp minced fresh garlic
2 Tbsp peeled and minced fresh ginger
1 Tbsp paprika (not smoked!)
2 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper, and add more or less to taste
1/4 tsp cardamon (optional)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Fresh cilantro, for garnish

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