Tandoori Chicken

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Tandoori Chicken

A restaurant-style chicken recipe that can be prepared at home easily… Chicken leg quarters are marinated in a tenderizing mixture of yogurt, lemon juice, ginger, garlic and spices and then baked in the oven with perfection.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Course Main
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4
Calories 221 kcal


  • 3-4 tbsp thick yogurt
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp ginger paste
  • 1/2 tsp garlic paste
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1/4 tsp chaat masala powder
  • Pinch of ground turmeric
  • Salt to taste
  • Pinch of orange food color
  • 2 chicken leg quarters
  • 2 tbsp tablespoons butter melted


  • With a sharp knife, make slight cuts to each chicken leg quarter.
  • 2.In a large bowl, add all ingredients except for chicken and butter and mix until well combined.
  • Add the chicken leg quarters and coat with the yogurt mixture generously.
  • Cover the bowl and refrigerate to marinate for 1 hour.
  • Preheat the oven at 350°F.
  • Arrange a wire rack onto a foil-lined baking sheet.
  • Remove the chicken from the bowl and discard any excess marinade.
  • Arrange the chicken leg quarters onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for about 30 minutes.
  • Remove the baking sheet from the oven and coat with butter.
  • Flip the chicken leg quarters and again coat with the butter.
  • Bake for about 30 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and set aside for about 5 minutes before serving.
  • Serve alongside your dipping sauce and fresh salad.


Sodium: 56mgCalcium: 7mgVitamin C: 1mgVitamin A: 56IUSugar: 1gFiber: 1gPotassium: 151mgCholesterol: 71mgCalories: 221kcalTrans Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 4gFat: 19gProtein: 12gCarbohydrates: 1gIron: 1mg
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