5 from 3 votes
Tandoori Chicken
Tandoori Chicken
Prep Time
6 hrs
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
6 hrs 20 mins
Spicy chicken marinated in yogurt, kashmiri red chili powder, fresh ginger-garlic, garam masala and then grilled to perfection!
Course: Appetizer, Entree
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: tandoori
Servings: 4
Calories: 336 kcal
Author: Archana Mundhe
  • 8-10 de-skinned chicken drumsticks
  • 1/2 cup plain regular or low fat yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon garlic paste
  • 1 tablespoon ginger paste
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1-2 tablespoon kashmiri or any other mild red chili powder
  • 1-2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  1. Make 3-4 slits across each drumstick. Whisk together ginger-garlic, garam masala, red chili powder, yogurt, lemon juice and salt to make the marinade. Apply evenly to the chicken pieces and let it marinate in the refrigerator for atleast 5-6 hours or up-to 24 hours.
  2. Pre-heat the grill or oven at 450 F. Take the chicken out of the refrigerator 30 minutes prior to grilling. Baste the chicken with some cooking oil and arrange it on a grilling pan or on the outdoor grill.
  3. You can grill it on an outdoor grill for 20 mins or until the juices run clear. Alternatively, bake it in an oven for 15 mins, followed by 5 minutes of broiling to get some perfectly grilled charred marks.
  4. Serve with fresh lemon wedges and sliced onion.
Nutrition Facts
Tandoori Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 336 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 160mg53%
Sodium 1361mg59%
Potassium 645mg18%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 50g100%
Vitamin A 995IU20%
Vitamin C 8.1mg10%
Calcium 94mg9%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.