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Tandoori Chicken Recipe

Tandoori chicken recipe

Tandoori Chicken Recipe
Tandoori Chicken Recipe
HealthyFoodRecipe - Tandoori Chicken was the obvious next recipe I wanted to share after the other chicken recipes have been So popular with you guys.

Tandoori Chicken is an Indian dish that’s traditionally marinated in yogurt and spices then roasted in a hot tandoor oven (a cylindrical shaped clay oven). It usually has a vibrant color because most often you’ll find it colored with turmeric, chili powders or even food coloring.

Since most of us don’t own a clay oven, with this recipe I cook it on the grill to mimic that same flavor. An electric or gas oven can be used as well.

Then for the color I stick with the spices for a natural vibrant color. No food coloring on this chicken.

Tandoori Chicken Recipe


  • 3 lbs bone-in or boneless skinless chicken thighs, trimmed of excess fat
  • 1 (5.3 oz) container fat-free Greek yogurt (heaping 1/2 cup)
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil or olive oil, 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, add more or less to taste
  • 1/4 tsp cardamon (optional)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Fresh cilantro, for garish


  1. Mix the lemon juice with the paprika and red onions in a large shallow dish. Slash each chicken thigh three times, then turn them in the juice and set aside for 10 mins.
  2. Mix all of the marinade ingredients together and pour over the chicken.
  3. Give everything a good mix, then cover and chill for at least 1 hr. This can be done up to a day in advance.
  4. Heat the grill. Lift the chicken pieces onto a rack over a baking tray.
  5. Brush over a little oil and grill for 8 mins on each side or until lightly charred and completely cooked through.

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