Tandoori Chicken

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Submitted: January 31, 2014
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Preparation Time: 15-20 mins
Cooking Time: 35-40 mins
Servings: 4-6 | 100 kcal

Tandoori chicken is a super delicious and a very  popular Indian dish. Chicken is marinated in lemon juice, yoghurt and spices and roasted till perfection. Tandoori chicken gets its name from the traditional bell-shaped tandoor or clay oven in which it is cooked.

Required ingredients

  • 1 whole chicken of around 800 grams to 1 kg. (you can use the whole chicken or cut into 8 pieces)

First marinade

  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • Salt as per taste

Second marinade

  • ½ cup hung yoghurt
  • 2 tbsp red chilli paste
  • ½ tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 2 tbsp tandoori masala powder
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • Salt as per taste
  • 3 tbsp oil

Directions & How to

  • Wash and pat dry the chicken. Make deep incisions with a sharp knife on chicken breast and thighs.
  • Mix salt and pepper in lemon juice and rub it well over the chicken. Leave it to rest for around half an hour to 45 minutes.
  • Mix together all the ingredients for second marinade. Rub it well over the whole chicken and leave it to marinate in the fridge for 6-8 hours or preferably over night.
  • Preheat the oven at 200’ C. Grease the oven tray. Remove the chicken from the marinade,  and place it on your oven tray and roast it for around 35-40 minutes or till cooked through.
  • You can even cook it in a clay tandoor, just skew the chicken in a skewer and cook it in a moderately hot tandoor for around 25-30 minutes or till done.
  •  Serve hot with a little chat masala sprinkled on it and some sliced onions, lemon wedges, and  green chutney or dip of your choice.

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