Tandoori Grilled Chicken

Looking for a delicious and easy-to-make chicken dish? Try out this recipe for Tandoori Grilled Chicken!

Tandoori Grilled Chicken

Looking for a delicious and easy-to-make chicken dish? Try out this recipe for Tandoori Grilled Chicken! Marinated in yogurt and spices, this dish is sure to be a hit with your family and friends.

Tandoori chicken is a popular dish from northern India, traditionally cooked in a clay oven known as a Tandoor. However, this recipe simplifies the cooking process by using an electric grill oven. Typically served with mint chutney, lime, and onion wedges in restaurants, this dish also pairs well with naan or pulao.

This recipe was a hit with my son and his friends when I made it as a starter a few years back. Since then, I've been cooking this delicious dish regularly. Here are a few tips to make the perfect Tandoori Grilled Chicken:

First, marinate the chicken in yogurt and spices overnight for maximum flavor. If you're short on time, a few hours of marination will also do the trick.

To get that classic deep red color, some restaurants use red food coloring. Instead, I recommend using chili oil while cooking. And, for a healthier option, you can remove the chicken skin.

While you can use store-bought tandoori masala, I recommend making your own using common Indian kitchen spices. In this recipe, I've skipped the food color and butter for a healthier version.

Finally, keep an eye on the chicken while grilling to avoid overcooking and charring. Adjust the grilling time based on your oven for the best results.

Enjoy this delicious Tandoori Grilled Chicken with your loved ones and share your feedback in the comments!

You may also like my other chicken recipes such as Hyderabad Chicken Biryani, Chicken 65, Chicken Meat Balls, Spicy Chicken Steak, Tangy and Spicy Chicken Steak, Oven Baked Chicken Drumsticks, Chicken Korma, Oven Fried Chicken, Orange Chicken, Pineapple Chicken and Butter Chicken Masala.

Tandoori Grilled Chicken 2016-09-05 05:38:33

Tandoori Grilled Chicken

Serves 3
Prep Time: 03:35
Cook Time: 00:33
Total Time: 04:08


  • 3 whole chicken leg with thigh pieces (Without Skin)

For First Marination:

  • 1 tsp red chili powder.
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil.
  • 1/2 tsp salt.

For Second Marination:

  • 3 tbsp fresh yogurt. ( I used low fat yogurt)
  • 1&1/2 tsp ginger and garlic paste.
  • 1 tsp red chili powder.
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder.
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder.
  • 2 tbsp olive oil.
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder.
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice.
  • 1 tsp crushed kasoori methi / dried fenugreek leaves.
  • 1/4 tsp salt

For Brushing:

  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder


  • Wash chicken pieces and pat dry and then make three slits on the pieces randomly.
  • This step increases the surface area of the chicken, so the marinade can penetrate the meat.
  • Add all the ingredients given under 'First Marination'except the chicken in one wide bowl, mix well until combined.
  • Then place the chicken pieces, mix well and set aside for 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, mix all the ingredients given under the 'second marination' in a wide bowl until incorporated and keep it aside.
  • After 30 mins of the first marination, take the chicken pieces and place them in the second marination bowl, toss well and set aside for more than 3 hours or overnight.
  • Preheat the oven to grill mode for at least 15 mins. then place the aluminum foil on the baking tray. Take the chicken pieces, let the extra marinade drip off the chicken into the bowl.
  • Then place them on the baking tray with enough space in between them.
  • By using the cooking brush grease the chili oil on the chicken pieces.
  • Grill the chicken for 20 mins.
  • Then flip the chicken pieces, repeat brushing the chili oil and again grill for 10 mins. until the chicken is cooked.
  • Again flip the chicken pieces and grill for 3 minutes.
  • Now the Amazing Tandoori Grilled Chicken is ready to eat!

By Santhi Therese
The Indian Claypot

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