So simple tandoori chicken

    4 hours 20 min

    Tandoori chicken, a perfect dinner when served with salad and rice.....! The marinade is easy, using shop bought tandoori spice.

    County Mayo, Ireland
    98 people made this

    Makes: 1 Kg of chicken

    • 80g natural yoghurt
    • 9g tandoori masala spice mix
    • 8.5g vegetable oil
    • 1kg chicken thighs or drumsticks

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Extra time:3hr marinating  ›  Ready in:4hr20min 

    1. Mix yoghurt with the dry mix and oil. Blend into a smooth paste.
    2. Cut a few diagonal stripes into the top of the chicken with a sharp knife. Rub the marinade well into the chicken especially the cuts.
    3. Put in a suitable dish, cover with cling film and leave for at least 2-3 hours in the fridge.
    4. Preheat the oven to 200 C / 180 C (fan) / Gas 6. Remove chicken from fridge and wrap individual pieces of chicken in foil and roast for an hour making sure juices run clear or stick them on a BBQ. After oven cooking you could blacken the chicken under the grill or on BBQ.
    5. Serve with salad and/or rice. Garnish with a slice of lemon and coriander (optional).


    Longer the marinade process the tastier it is. To make more, these ingredients are per 1kg of meat so 2kg of meat double rest of ingredients and so on. Whole chicken breasts can be used also same method and cooking times.

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    I love this!!I have made this about 10 times now, and its been great every time. A regular favourite in my house! I use chicken breasts istead of the thighs/drumsticks and use fat free greek yogurt to make it a bit healthier. I make up this whole amount for this recipe for two chicken breasts.  -  06 Aug 2011


    Restraunt quality!!!!  -  06 May 2010


    This is for Spice Queen, Ian Forbes, if you are unable to find the powder, this will hopefully float your boat, i have done this recipe, both ways and its delish 1 cup plain yogurt 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon allspice 1 teaspoon fresh coarse ground black pepper 1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground ginger 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 1 tablespoon finely minced garlic 1 tablespoon chili paste with garlic  -  31 Mar 2015