Savor the Aromas: Mastering the Art of Tandoori Chicken


For Marination:

  • 4 chicken thighs or breasts
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons tandoori spice mix
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric powder (optional)
  • 2 cloves garlic (crushed or grated)
  • Salt

For Serving:

  • Lemon slices
  • Fresh cilantro or parsley leaves


  1. Prepare the Marinade: In a bowl, mix yogurt, olive oil, lemon juice, tandoori spice mix, turmeric powder (if using), and crushed garlic. Add salt to taste.
  2. Marinate the Chicken: Add the chicken pieces to the marinade mixture. Use your hands to rub the marinade all over the chicken. Cover the bowl and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, preferably 4 hours.
  3. Cooking: Preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F). Place the marinated chicken pieces on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or on a grill rack.
  4. Roast the chicken in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes. Cooking time may vary depending on the thickness of the chicken pieces. The chicken should be cooked through, with white meat and a nicely charred exterior.
  5. Serving: Transfer the Tandoori Chicken to a serving plate while still hot. Garnish with fresh cilantro or parsley leaves. Serve with lemon slices on the side.

Preparation Time: Approximately 15 minutes

Cooking Time: Approximately 20-25 minutes

Total Time: Approximately 2 hours 15 minutes (including marination time)

Serving Size: Approximately 2-4 servings

These times and servings are approximate values and can vary depending on your personal speed and experience. By following the steps carefully, you can create a flavorful and aromatic Tandoori Chicken dish that’s perfect for special occasions or casual dinners. Enjoy!

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