Chicken Tandoori
Chicken Tandoori
5 from 2 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings: 5
This tandoori chicken recipe is a traditional Indian dish that yields tender, succulent, and juicy chicken every time. Traditionally made in tandoor, this oven-baked chicken tandoori tastes just as good, if not better.

Nutrition: per serving



  • 1 kg Chicken Drumsticks
  • 100 g Yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 2 tbsp Tandoori Masala
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Crushed Chillies
  • 2 tsp Ginger Paste
  • 2 tsp Garlic Paste
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 2 tsp Cumin Seeds


  • In a bowl add all of the ingredients (except the chicken) then whisk until all of the ingredients are fully combined.
  • Add the chicken into the marinade then coat each drumstick piece evenly (See Note 1)
  • Set aside and allow to marinade for at least 60 minutes (see note 2)
  • Once ready to cook, preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F) Gas mark 4
  • Line a baking tray with foil and place the marinated chicken legs in a single layer then cover with more foil (see note 3)
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes then drain any excess juices
  • Remove the foil and broil at 250°C (480°F) Gas mark 9 on the top shelf of the oven for 10 minutes until lightly charred (see note 4)
  • Serve with a side of steamed rice and enjoy!

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