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This recipe was AMAZING. I had a chef over for dinner and her 2 foodies and they licked their plates clean. Out of this world. Because I didn't have time to marinate the chicken, I baked it in a covered baking pot in all it's ingredients adding onions sliced round on top. I used 4 skinless chicken breasts and sliced them in half & tenderized them a bit with a mallet. I put all of the ingredients of the marinade in the pot with the chicken and while the oven heated up - it sat soaking in those yummy juices for about 30 minutes. Then I cooked it at 450 for 30 minutes then turned each piece over and cooked it for another 20 - 30 minutes. Took it out and as my guests arrived, I guess it sat in the pot in it's juices for another hour. To go along with the chicken I made saag and a mint chutney and heated up whole wheat pita. My chef friend made a dill cucumber yogurt salad with baby tomatoes that was the perfect addition to the meal. We were stuffed after 1 helping. I can't wait to make this meal again. Thanks for posting it and for everyone's person renditions.

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apsheri July 29, 2011

OH BOY DID THIS E-X-C-I-T-E! Have this for night! Bought some tandoori colouring when last time in spice shop, I could go on about the colouring (which is wonderful) but will STOP lol This is the best it can be! What an authentic dish this was to me! Added less than 1/4 teaspoon tandoori colouring, TRUE! I have read can simply add a drop or two of red food colouring dye too! OK, I used chicken tenders, worked for me! Initially heated oven to 220C, then lowered it to 200, as was instinctual for me! Watch it slightly char, was lovely too! When I turned them over, I reapplied what was left of the marinated too! Lowered oven to 180C, cooked for ten minutes, rested for 30, worked PERFECT!!! ABSOLUTLEY PERFECT for me! Think the key is making sure whatever chicken you use, don't dry it out! AS THIS IS A GREAT RECIPE I CERTAINLY DO SHOUT!!! lol THANKS! UPDATE: Served this with Cucumber, Mint, and Tomato Raita Cucumber, Mint, and Tomato Raita TRUE! Slices of red onion, lemon juice...YUMBERINI WHOO HOO!

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mickeydownunder June 22, 2010

I have made this recipe twice now. This review is on my first attempt in which I followed the recipe verbatim.<br/>This recipe is awesome! Not quite hot enough for my liking but that is easily fixable by tweaking a few of the ingredients.<br/><br/>On my second attempt, I made two batches. One again exactly as the recipe specified and the second time I doubled the cayenne, doubled the Chili Garlic paste, and added a teaspoon of Hot Curry. Still not quite hot enough... but the flavor is right on.<br/><br/>I uploaded an image showing my HOT batch of thighs. About 1/2 tsp of red food coloring was also added.

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PFulstone June 21, 2014

LOVE THIS RECIPE!!! Tandoori chicken is one of my favorite dishes so have tried many varieties of it... This is the best oven baked tandoori's I've had. Served it with raita and naan.

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BlondeGuru November 14, 2012

Excellent recipe! A house favorite!

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mcwagner October 24, 2011


I made a few modifications, which is normal for me. I tripled the amount of cayenne pepper, doubled the black pepper, quadrupled the paprika, and quadrupled the garlic. Used about double the chilli paste. (We like spiced up stuff in this house.) Used water buffalo curd instead of yoghurt - very similar dairy product, but the wb curd is thicker. Didn't have ginger *gasp!*, so that was omitted. Used about 1/2 to 2/3 the chicken and added chunks of potatoes and onions, all smothered in the yoghurt sauce. Didn't have time to marinade, so tossed all of it in a baking dish, so the chicken was not suspended, but rather sat in all the sauce along with everything else. Baked it for a bit over an hour, turning and stirring in between.

Love love love love love it. Will definitely make this again. :)

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LMAshton July 14, 2010

I can't vouch for the authenticity, but I can say that this is a terrific recipe. It's really not very difficult to pull the ingredients together, which is monumental when you have a 2-year-old! The skin came out so crisp, especially with the convection oven. The flavors were very unique and did remind me of some restaurants dishes in our South Indian community. Just the way to wake up your every day chicken!

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barefootandpregnant June 16, 2009

Delicious, but next time I will reduce the cayenne pepper and the Thai chile paste by half. I prefer being able to taste the chicken in a chicken dish! Also, I think that marinating the chicken for more than an hour or so is a waste of time since the marinade is so strong and thick. If it penetrated any more deeply into the meat, you might as well just eat the marinade and eliminate the chicken.

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Hermswok March 07, 2015

Great flavor! Found the ingredients at a local Asian market and I grilled it instead of baking.

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Tia L. December 09, 2014

WONDERFUL! Thank you Jeweler!<br/>We were planning a summer BBQ but there was rain in the forecast...and this recipe didn't disappoint! It was easy and wonderfully tasty!<br/>I marinaded for 24 hours and also added about 1/2 a tsp of red food colouring. I followed the cooking directions exactly and when I opened the oven the meat was a perfect 180 degrees!<br/>Thanks again for a 'keeper'!

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Violet F. July 14, 2014
Restaurant-Style Tandoori Chicken in the Oven!