"Classic Tandoori Chicken is an Indian recipe that's marinated in yogurt, garam masala and cayenne before baking made easier, a perfect weeknight meal."Serves 4 | Prep Time 8 minutes | Cook Time 35 minutes
Why I Love This Recipe
If you are craving chicken this is the recipe to go with. It has a great depth of flavor and is loved by almost every one.
Ingredients You'll Need
2 pounds chicken legs , no skin (8 legs)
2 cups greek yogurt
1 teaspoon Kosher salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 tablespoon garam masala
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon yellow food coloring
1 teaspoon red food coloring
1 lemon juiced
Cut very shallow little lines into the de-skinned chicken legs and add them to a large bowl or a zipper bag.
Add the rest of the ingredients to the chicken and mix well (I use a zipper bag and just sort of squish it all around).
Let marinade in the refrigerator for at LEAST 8 hours, preferably 24 hours.
Remove the majority of the marinade before cooking the chicken.
Heat the oiled grill to medium-high heat and cook the chicken until cooked through, 10-12 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and cook on a sheet pan for 25-30 minutes.
Pairs Well With
Naan and yogurt sauce