Tandoori Chicken Recipe | Oven Roasted Grill Chicken

Tandoori Chicken Recipe | Oven Roasted Grill Chicken

Oven roasted tandoori chicken recipe with step by step preparations & photos. Tandoori chicken or grill chicken is a famous Punjab dish which is normally available as a chicken starter in most of the restaurants nowadays.

The mouth watering tandoori chicken is also called as tandoori murgh, murgh meaning chicken, the chicken is marinated with spices and roasted in a hot clay oven called a tandoor.

grill chicken oven roasted indian style

The tandoori chicken can be easily done at home too. This is so simple & spicy tandoori chicken made with spices which are easily available from our Indian kitchen with no artificial colors added.

tandoori chicken recipe indian style with step by step pictures

This is an easy tandoori chicken in an oven, basted with butter & sesame oil with fresh chicken legs. Normally, the chicken will generate heat more it may affect our body sometimes. If we add sesame oil/gingelly oil while we cook chicken, it helps to reduce heat. You can also use chicken drumsticks to make this tandoori chicken. If you have tandoori masala, add as mentioned on the readymade masala packet.

tandoori chicken recipe using oven with step by step photos

Let’s have a look at how to prepare restaurant style tandoori chicken in an oven at home. Hope you like this recipe and kindly give me your comments below.

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oven roasted tandoori chicken recipe with step by step images

Ingredients ( 1 tbsp = 15 ml )

For Marination

Chicken Legs or chicken drumstick – 1/2 kg
Red Chili Powder / Vaththal Podi – 2 tsp or to taste
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi – 1/2 tsp
Coriander Powder / Malli Podi – 2 tsp
Garam Masala Powder – 1 tsp
Kashmiri Chili Powder  – 1 tbsp ( for good red color)
Kasuri Methi Leaves / Dried Fenugreek Leaves – 1 1/2 tsp
Ginger Garlic Paste / Inji Poondu Paste –  2 tsp
Thick Curd / Yogurt / Thayir – 2 tbsp
Sesame Oil / Gingelly Oil / Nalennai – 2 tbsp
Sea Salt / Crystal Salt – to taste

For basting

Butter / Vennai – 1/4 Cup (melted)
Sesame Oil / Gingelly Oil / Ellu Ennai / Nalennai – 1 tbsp

How to make Tandoori Chicken recipe with step by step images

1. Clean & wash the chicken legs thoroughly in water along with a little turmeric powder. Drain off the water completely. Make some deep incisions on each leg using a knife to get the chicken is marinated well inside. You can also use drumstick chicken.

tandoori chicken recipe oven roasted

2. Add all the ingredients mentioned under the “for marination” table are chili powder, kashmiri chili powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, salt, kasuri methi, thick curd, ginger garlic paste and sesame oil.

tandoori chicken recipe oven toasted indian style

3. Mix well and make sure the spices well coated with the chicken. Cover and let it marinate for at least 1 hour or overnight in a refrigerator.

tandoori chicken recipe indian style

4. If you kept in the refrigerator, take off the marinated chicken from the fridge before 1-hour grill the chicken.

For basting

5. Take 1/4 cup of melted butter in a bowl.

tandoori chicken recipe with butter

6. Add 1 tbsp of sesame oil which helps to reduce heat to our body. Mix well and set ready.

tandoori chicken recipe with butter & oil

7. Pre-heat the oven to 450°F/ 230°C for 10 minutes or your oven required preheating temperature.

8. Arrange the marinated chicken legs on the prepared baking tray with foil and greased with sesame oil or butter. Place the tray into the oven and bake.

tandoori chicken recipe using oven

9. After 15 minutes of baking, pull the tray from the oven and baste the chicken with butter & oil mix and bring it back to the oven and bake for another 5 minutes. The basting which helps to prevent the chicken is getting dried off.

tandoori chicken recipe basting with butter oil

After 5 minutes, pull the tray out again, flip the chicken legs to the other side and baste it with butter & oil mix. Bring back to the oven and again bake it for another 15 minutes.

After 15 minutes, bring back the tray and baste it with remaining butter oil mix and set the broil mode. Place the tray on top rack & broil it for another 5 minutes. Switch off the oven.

10. The delicious and mouth watering tandoori chicken is ready to serve now. Serve along with lemon wedges, onion slices and with any of your favorite dishes. My kids love to eat chicken with ketchup.

oven toasted tandoori chicken recipe

Step by step methods of making tandoori chicken in an oven – print here

Tandoori Chicken Recipe | Oven Roasted Grill Chicken

Tandoori Chicken Recipe | Oven Roasted Grill Chicken

Ingredients

    1 tbsp = 15 ml
    For Marination
  • Chicken Legs or chicken drumstick - 1/2 kg
  • Red Chili Powder / Vaththal Podi - 2 tsp or to taste
  • Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander Powder / Malli Podi - 2 tsp
  • Kashmiri Chili Powder - 1 tbsp ( for good red color)
  • Ginger Garlic Paste / Inji Poondu Paste - 1 tbsp
  • Thick Curd / Yogurt / Thayir - 1 tbsp
  • Sesame Oil / Gingelly Oil / Nalennai - 2 tbsp
  • Sea Salt / Crystal Salt - to taste
    For basting
  • Butter / Vennai - 1/4 Cup (melted)
  • Sesame Oil / Gingelly Oil / Ellu Ennai / Nalennai - 1 tbsp

Instructions

  1. Clean & wash the chicken legs thoroughly in the water along with a little turmeric powder. Drain off the water completely. Make some deep incisions on the each leg using a knife to get the chicken is marinated well inside.
  2. Add all the ingredients mentioned under the "for marination" table.
  3. Mix well and make sure all ingredients well coated with the chicken and into the incisions too. Cover and let it marinate for at least 1 hour or overnight in a refrigerator.
  4. If you kept in the refrigerator, take off the marinated chicken from the fridge before 1 hour you going to grill the chicken.
    For basting
  1. Take 1/4 cup of melted butter in a bowl.
  2. Add 1 tbsp of sesame oil. Mix well and set ready.
    Roasting or Baking
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 450°F/ 230°C for 10 minutes or your oven required preheating temperature.
  2. Arrange the marinated chicken legs on the prepared baking tray with foil and greased with sesame oil or butter. Place the tray into the oven and bake.
  3. After 15 minutes of baking, pull the tray from the oven and baste the chicken with butter & oil mix and bring it back to the oven and bake for another 5 minutes. The basting which helps to prevent the chicken is getting dried off.
  4. After 5 minutes, pull the tray again, flip the chicken legs to the other side and baste it with butter & oil mix. Bring back to the oven and again bake it for another 15 minutes.
  5. After 15 minutes, bring back the tray and baste it with remaining butter oil mix and set the broil mode and broil it for another 5 minutes.
  6. The delicious and spicy tandoori chicken is ready to serve now. Serve along with lemon wedges, onion slices and with any of your favorite dishes.



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