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Tandoori Chicken


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"This Baked Tandoori Chicken features healthy and delicious Indian flavors you can enjoy right in your home. Made from scratch, baked in your oven and perfect for a weeknight meal!"

Serves 6 | Prep Time 20 | Cook Time 45

Why I Love This Recipe

This Baked Tandoori Chicken features healthy and delicious Indian flavors you can enjoy right in your home. Made from scratch, baked in your oven and perfect for a weeknight meal!


Ingredients You'll Need

Ingredients

▢3 pound chicken (such as breasts, thighs or drumsticks)
▢3 tablespoon butter (unsalted, melted, for brushing)
Wet Rub
▢1¼ teaspoon chili powder
▢1 teaspoon paprika
▢2 teaspoon lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
▢¼ teaspoon salt
Marinade
▢½ cup yogurt (plain, such as Greek yogurt)

▢2 cloves garlic (minced)
▢1 teaspoon ginger (minced)
▢2 teaspoon chili powder
▢½ teaspoon pepper (freshly ground)
▢1 teaspoon garam masala
▢1 teaspoon coriander powder
▢½ teaspoon cumin powder
▢3 tablespoon lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
▢4 tablespoon olive oil
▢1 teaspoon salt

▢2 drops red gel food coloring (optional)


Directions

Prepare the chicken: Clean the chicken and pat it dry. If using chicken breasts cut them in half. Using a knife, cut deep slits into the chicken.


Apply wet rub: In a small bowl, mix all the wet rub ingredients together to form a paste. Smear the rub in between the slits and if there is any left over, rub it over the entire chicken breasts.


Prepare marinade: In a medium size bowl, whisk together all the marinade ingredients. Place the chicken in the bowl with marinade and mix well, making sure each chicken breasts is fully coated.


Marinate chicken: Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for a couple hours.


Preheat oven and baking sheet: Preheat your oven to 400 F degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and over it, place a grill rack.


Place the chicken breasts over the grill rack leaving a bit of space in between each piece.


Bake: Bake the chicken for 30 minutes. 15 minutes in, brush some butter over each piece. After the first 30 minutes, turn the chicken pieces over, brush with more butter and bake for another 15 minutes.


Garnish with lemon slices, parsley and serve.


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