Tandoori Chicken

Tandoor Chicken

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Who says we need a barbeque grill for enjoying grilled food? I don’t have a patio nor a barbeque grill. But I enjoy grilled food anytime of the year, whenever I am in mood for some grilled food. I use my oven to grill my meats and vegetables and sometimes I do it on the stove top in a grill pan or a griddle. When I saw this months Monthly Mingle theme Grill It!, hosted by Sig, I was hooray!!! I have at least two entries for this event.

My first entry is Tandoori Chicken, which I already have on my blog. I am reposting the recipe for this event.

Tandoor Chicken

Total Time: 2 ½ hours
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Marination Time: 2 hours
Cooking Time: 20 minutes

  • Marinade
    • 5-6 Chicken Drumsticks (1-1 ½ lbs)
    • 2 tsp Tandoori Powder
    • 2 tsp Chili Powder
    • Salt to Taste
    • 1 tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste
    • ½ tsp Garam Masala
    • ½ Lime or Lemon Juice
    • ¾ cup Yogurt
    • 1 tbsp Oil
  • Oil to baste
  • Onion Slices
  • Lime Wedges
  • Make incisions or big cuts on the chicken.
  • Mix all the ingredients of listed under the marinade.
  • Marinate the chicken for at least 2 hours, preferably overnight.
  • Preheat the oven to 450F. Arrange the chicken pieces on a grilling pan.
  • Spray some cooking oil or baste the chicken with oil.
  • Bake for 12 minutes. Turn the chicken, baste with oil.
  • Bake for another 5 minutes.
  • Serve hot with onion slices and lime wedges.
Update Jan 29,2011
Lately, I have noticed that it is taking longer to cook the chicken.  Bake for 15 minutes, turn the drumsticks around, baste with oil or spray pam cooking oil and bake for another 10 minutes.  Turn the drumsticks  around again and bake for another  3 minutes or until juices run clear.

  • Oven temperatures vary from oven to oven. Make sure you don’t burn the chicken or under cook it.
  • I am baking the chicken here but you can use your grill to cook the chicken.
  • You can use cut up whole chicken or only leg quarters or only breasts pieces. I personally prefer drumsticks.

6 thoughts on “Tandoori Chicken

  1. Tandoori Chicken is my all time favorite and a frequent grill meat on our BBQs. Lovely recipe. Thanks for joining us at the MM.

    It is my favorite too….

  2. Is there a specific make of Garam Masala for this recipe? I notice in your other ones you make your own, I can’t seem to see any here?

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