Tandoori Chicken

Tandoori Chicken

Taste authentic Tandoori kitchen at the comfort of your own home.

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • 2 pounds chicken, cut into pieces
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges
  • ½ onion, finely chopped
  • 1 ¼ cups plain yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons garam masala
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger root
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon yellow food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon red food coloring


Step 1

Remove skin from chicken pieces, and cut slits into them lengthwise. Place in a shallow dish. Sprinkle both sides of chicken with salt and lemon juice. Set aside 20 minutes.

Step 2

In a medium bowl, combine yogurt, onion, garlic, ginger, garam masala, and cayenne pepper. Mix until smooth. Stir in yellow and red food coloring. Spread yogurt mixture over chicken. Cover, and refrigerate for 6 to 24 hours (the longer the better).

Step 3

Preheat an outdoor grill for medium high heat, and lightly oil grate.

Step 4

Cook chicken on grill until no longer pink and juices run clear. Garnish with cilantro and lemon wedges.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 356Total Fat 19gCholesterol 102mgSodium 734mgCarbohydrates 14gProtein 36g



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