Tandoori Chicken Recipe: Spicy and Flavorful

A delicious and spicy Tandoori Chicken recipe made with yogurt and spices. Perfect for dinner or as an appetizer.

Tandoori chicken is a popular dish from Indian cuisine, known for its spicy and flavorful taste. It is typically marinated in yogurt and spices, then cooked in a tandoor oven to give it that signature smoky flavor. This recipe will show you how to make tandoori chicken in your oven, and the results are just as delicious as if it were cooked in a tandoor.

Step 1: Marinate the Chicken Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless chicken breasts or legs
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon ginger paste
  • 1 tablespoon garlic paste
  • 1 tablespoon tandoori spice mix
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Salt, to taste


  1. In a large bowl, mix together the yogurt, ginger paste, garlic paste, tandoori spice mix, red chili powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, garam masala, lemon juice, and salt.
  2. Add the chicken pieces to the bowl and make sure they are coated well with the marinade.
  3. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight for best results.

Step 2: Bake the Chicken Ingredients:

  • 4 skewers
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • Cilantro, for garnish


  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  2. Soak the skewers in water for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Place the chicken pieces onto the skewers and brush with oil.
  4. Place the skewers onto a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the skin is slightly charred.
  5. Serve hot with cilantro for garnish.

Tips and Tricks:

  • For best results, marinate the chicken overnight.
  • If you don’t have tandoori spice mix, you can use a combination of cumin, coriander, garam masala, turmeric, and red chili powder.
  • To give the chicken a smoky flavor, you can use a kitchen torch to char the skin before serving.

Tandoori chicken is a delicious and spicy dish that is sure to please. By marinating the chicken in yogurt and spices and baking it in the oven, you can enjoy the taste of tandoori chicken at home. Serve it as an appetizer or as a main dish with rice or naan for a complete meal.

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