Chicken tandoori is a very common dish that is popular with so many, including with my family! It is one of those Indian foods that everyone loves. Traditionally tandoori chicken is cooked in a clay oven, known as a tandoor, hence this recipe name.
Back in my home in Pakistan, we have a tandoor. It is a cylindrical-shaped oven and using wood, a fire is created within the confines of the clay. Then you add the food and as the food is exposed to the direct heat of the fire it cooks relatively quickly.
I miss my tandoor, but it is quite (VERY!) difficult to get your own personal at-home tandoor in the UK, so this recipe was created to use an oven. And I can assure you it tastes just as delicious!
This chicken recipe is very simple to make. The longest time is when you allow the chicken to marinate. I would recommend that you make the marinade the day before and allow it to marinate overnight as that will allow for maximum flavour and juiciness.
If you are a bit short of time you can shorten the marination time but try to marinate for at least 30 minutes. If the chicken is left to marinate overnight, then be sure to keep it in the refrigerator. About half an hour before you are going to cook remove the chicken from the fridge to allow the chicken to come to room temperature.
For this tandoori chicken recipe, I always use chicken legs and try to avoid using boneless cuts of chicken, such as chicken breasts. I wouldn’t recommend using chicken breasts in this recipe as they can dry out very easily and dry chicken is not something that anyone wants to eat! With bone-in chicken pieces, you are guaranteed to get juicy, flavourful, and succulent chicken.
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