Tandoori Chicken Recipe

Tandoori Chicken Recipe by GoSpicy.net Tandoori Chicken Recipe by GoSpicy.net

Who loves Tandoori chicken? Raise hands with me.. ha ha. Yes, I love tandoori chicken especially when I make at home. Though I am not a big fan of having chicken leg pieces, i love when it cooked this way. This is an excellent appetizer.

Chicken thigh and legs are best for this recipe. Because it won't go dry and hard like chicken breast. It is traditionally cooked in tandoor oven but we usually don't have tandoor at home. So I am making it using kitchen oven. Trust me, it will be equally delicious as cooked in tandoor.

No need to go to a restaurant to have it when you can easily make at home. At home, you can also avoid adding food color which is bad for health. Who says no to chicken, especially to tandoori chicken...!!! Come on chicken lovers, try this at home and share with me how it turned out.

Tandoori Chicken

Cuisine: Indian | Category: Appetizer | Yields: 4 piece

Prep Time: 45 min | Cook Time: 45 min

Chicken leg pieces - 4 nos
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
For Masala Paste:
Curd/Yogurt - 4 tbsp
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
Chilli powder - 1 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp
Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
Lemon/Lime juice - 1 tsp
Red Food Color - 1 pinch (optional)
Salt - as required
Oil - 1 tsp

1Wash the chicken leg pieces well with water. Slit the chicken using a knife until you reach its bone. Make 3 to 4 slits on each pieces.

Tandoori Chicken cooking steps by GoSpicy.net

2Marinate leg pieces with turmeic powder. Make sure turmeric is all the way through slits. Keep it aside for 5 minutes. Now take a bowl with the ingredients under for masala paste except oil.

Tandoori Chicken cooking steps by GoSpicy.net

3Mix them well. Now marinate the chicken pieces in masala paste. Finally drizzle a tsp of oil above chicken pieces. Marinate them for minimum 30 minutes.

Tandoori Chicken cooking steps by GoSpicy.net

4Preheat the oven at 450° F. Place the pieces in a grill pan and cook in oven. In between flip the pieces upside down and cook until its done and gets nice golden brown colour. Usually it takes 35 to 45 min(for small pieces) to cook.

Tandoori Chicken cooking steps by GoSpicy.net

You can marinate the chicken pieces overnight and cook it next day.

Do not add water while marinating. Because we are adding lemon juice and curd which gives enough water content for the masala.

Cooking time is depending upon the size of the chicken pieces. Long and chubby pieces takes extra time to cook. Check one piece before you remove them from oven.

Everyone's favourite mouthwatering tandoori chicken is now ready to eat. Yummy!

Tandoori Chicken Recipe by GoSpicy.net


  1. Me too... I love tandoori chicken... thanks for posting this yummy recipe. Awesome work...

    1. Am glad you liked the recipe.. Thank you so much Anuja..


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