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Tandoori Chicken

Tandoori-Style Chicken

Tandoori chicken is delicious and popular all over the world! It is a chicken dish that has been marinated in yogurt and spices and then roasting in a cylindrical clay oven called a Tandoor, or on a grill or regular oven!
Prep Time 1 d
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian


  • 1 Mixing Bowl
  • 1 Whisk
  • 1 Grill or Oven


  • 1 cup Plain Yogurt drained
  • 1/4 cup Ginger and Garlic Paste (1:1 ratio)
  • 1 Tbsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Cumin Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Chili Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 3 Tbsp Vegetable Oil Mustard Oil preferred
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 pinch Dried Fenugreek Leaves crushed
  • 3 drops Red Food Coloring


  • In a large mixing bowl, mix the drained yogurt with the rest of the ingredients and whisk well.
  • Remove the skin from the chicken and score the meat to allow the marination to penetrate.
  • Marinate the chicken for at least 4 hours, but overnight is the best.
  • Preheat a BBQ grill or oven to high heat. Add the marinated chicken pieces and cook until done, turning as needed.
  • Serve with your choice of starch, vegetable and sauce.
Keyword Baked, Chicken, Grill, Indian Cuisine, Marinade, Roast, Tandoori