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Chicken Tandoori

vandana's picture
An authentic tandoori chicken recipe that will keep you licking your fingers. The tandoori chicken has been a favorite of mine. Just can’t resist a succulent chicken cooked in yogurt and the exotic Indian spices. Yumm…can’t wait to go and have this delicious chicken.
  Chicken 1 Kilogram, cut into 4
  Yogurt 3 Tablespoon
  Ginger garlic paste 1 Tablespoon
  Cumin powder 1 Tablespoon (Jeera)
  Pepper powder 1 Teaspoon
  Red chilli powder 2 Teaspoon (according to taste)
  Red chili powder 2 Teaspoon (According To Taste)
  Salt To Taste
  Garam masala powder 1 Teaspoon
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon

Wash and clean the chicken. Marinate the chicken in a mixture of all the ingredients. Keep marinated overnight in the refrigerator. Take out. Cook in the gas tandoor or the oven for approximately 15 minutes on each side (or till done). Serve with any of the Indian breads.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
35 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes
The Tandoori chicken is chicken marinated in yogurt and the traditional Indian spices. Traditionally made in a tandoor or an earthen oven , the Tandoori tastes equally delicious in an oven or the gas tandoor…trust me. I make the Tandoori chicken on my gas tandoor and like to pair it with the naan (Indian bread) and a dry salad.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 683 Calories from Fat 358

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 40 g61%

Saturated Fat 11 g55.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 225.3 mg75.1%

Sodium 646 mg26.9%

Total Carbohydrates 8 g2.8%

Dietary Fiber 2.8 g11%

Sugars 1.9 g

Protein 70 g139.7%

Vitamin A 30.1% Vitamin C 12%

Calcium 11.7% Iron 27.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Ganesh.Dutta's picture
Mouth watering picture of Tandoori Chicken.This dish is truly represent the real taste of Punjabi cuisine. Thanks for sharing this excellent recipe.
Snigdha's picture
Great Picture. Leftover Tandoori chicken, cut into small pieces and cooked in thick tomato puree makes an awesome butter chicken ;)
vandana's picture
Thanks ganesh and snigdha. Ya Snigdha butter chicken is another of my favorites and so use the left over tandoori for making butter chicken like u do. I make the Tandoori chicken on the gas tandoor and like the slightly smoked taste.
paris221966's picture
Your photo is colorful and makes me hungry! Thanks for sharing ~ :-)
vandana's picture
Thanks paris . I am sure you will like it. Do try it. Waiting to hear from you.
sujathamano's picture
both you and your recipe look great.
Sanghi's picture
Hi vandana, This dish is one of my favourite. Thanks for the recipe.
Archana's picture
My hubby is fond of eating diferent types of dishes,he love chicken tandoori,I am going to buy gas tandoor,I ll try this.
Chicken Tandoori Recipe