Tandoori Style Chicken

Total Time
8hrs 40mins
Prep 8 hrs
Cook 40 mins

Not a true tandoori chicken, which is made in a tandoor oven. This chicken still has all the spice, and is easily made in the home oven.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Stir together lime juice, yogurt, minced chiles, salt, turmeric, coriander, cumin, ginger, garlic, cayenne, cinnamon, cloves, and 1 tbsp of oil in a mixing bowl.
  2. Cut slits across the meat of chicken and rub spice mixture all over chicken.
  3. Marinate chicken in this mixture for 8 hours or overnight.
  4. Preheat the last tbsp of oil in the bottom of a roasting pan and layer chicken pieces in the bottom of pan.
  5. Bake 425F for 35-40 minutes or until chicken is done (you may want to check the chicken about 5-8 minutes before and it may even cook longer than the 40 min, depending on size of pieces).


Most Helpful

amazing!!! Changes I made (suggest) -fresh garlic (3 cloves) - 1/2 to 1tsp smoked paprika -use thighs not breast Best Way To cook: -cook over highest heat setting on bbq just to char each side -then cook using indirect heat for about 30+ minutes... closest thing to a tandoor oven taste! ENJOY this great recipe.

roccobertuzzi June 17, 2009

Yum! Made this using skinless boneless chicken breasts tonight on the George Foreman and it turned out wonderful. I used fresh garlic and ginger, 2 thai bird chiles instead and no turmeric because I didn't have any. I also didn't need to oil the grill, which made this recipe even healthier. Thanks for the recipe!

Peko August 13, 2006

A family favorite!! I omit the jalepenos & put it under the broiler for about 5 minutes to get it nice & crisp. Also add red food coloring (to the marinade) to give it a beautiful red color. Thanks for the awesome recipe!!

Misty Cooks July 19, 2011

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