The best homemade oven-baked tandoori chicken recipe ever! This authentic Tandoori chicken is tender, moist, juicy and a zillion times better than Indian buffets!

  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Persons: 4
  • Difficulty: Easy

  • Ingredients
  • 1 lb chicken legs
  • Oil, for basting
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, finely minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garam Masala
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoons oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt or to taste, (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • Red coloring, (optional)
  1. Instructions
  2. Clean and pat dry the chicken with paper towels.
  3. Mix all the ingredients of the Marinade in a bowl. Stir to combine well. Add the chicken to the Marinade and marinate for at least 2 hours, or best 4 hours.
  4. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line the baking sheet with aluminum foil and place a wire rack over it. Place the chicken on the wire rack. Bake for 20 minutes, then turn the chicken over and bake for another 20 minutes. Using a small brush, baste both surfaces of the chicken with the oil a couple of times during baking. Broil the chicken for 1 minute or until the skin is slightly charred. Remove from the oven and serve immediately with lime wedges.