Tandoori Chicken Recipe

Tandoori Chicken Recipe

How To Make Tandoori Chicken

Sink your teeth into these tender Indian tandoori chicken for dinner tonight! It’s marinated in a seasoned sauce and baked to crispy perfection.

Preparation: 8 minutes
Cooking: 35 minutes
Total: 43 minutes



  • 2lbchicken legs,no skin, 8 legs
  • 2cupsGreek yogurt
  • 1tspkosher salt
  • 1tspgarlic powder
  • 1tsponion powder
  • 1tspground ginger
  • 1tsppaprika
  • 1tspturmeric
  • 1tbspgaram masala
  • 1tspcayenne pepper
  • 1tspyellow food coloring
  • 1tspred food coloring
  • 1lemon,juiced


  1. Add the chicken, yogurt, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, ginger, paprika, turmeric, garam masala, cayenne pepper, food colorings, and lemon to a large bowl. Mix well.

  2. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap.

  3. Let marinate in the refrigerator for at least 8 hours, preferably 24 hours.

  4. Remove the majority of the marinade.

  5. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

  6. Transfer the chicken to a sheet pan.

  7. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.

  8. Serve warm, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Alternative, you can grill the chicken. To do so, heat the oiled grill to medium-high heat. Grill the chicken for 10 to 12 minutes until cooked through.


  • Calories: 630.29kcal
  • Fat: 44.19g
  • Saturated Fat: 14.75g
  • Trans Fat: 0.14g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 15.05g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 7.75g
  • Carbohydrates: 10.00g
  • Fiber: 1.45g
  • Sugar: 5.32g
  • Protein: 48.33g
  • Cholesterol: 230.07mg
  • Sodium: 731.35mg
  • Calcium: 137.14mg
  • Potassium: 555.03mg
  • Iron: 2.49mg
  • Vitamin A: 87.59µg
  • Vitamin C: 9.23mg
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