Tandoori Spiced Baked Chicken in Yogurt Masala Recipe

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Well, when I am sad and tired and overall cranky, I likes to eat the food prepared by my mothers hand, the flavorful easy to make food I grew up eating and these Tandoori Spiced Baked Chicken in Yogurt Masala hit the spot. Neither World’s most expensive dish Nor World’s best restaurant can compete Home Cooked Food by Mothers Hand 🙂

On to today’s recipe!

Tandoori Spiced Baked Chicken 

Today’s recipe is a favorite of me and my family. It’s a revamped version of this tandoori Roast Chicken Recipe which is one of my popular recipes on the blog! Why is it revamped? Well, because this recipe is more of tastiest than the old one and this is my favorite version: the chicken is deliciously spiced with yogurt marination, and the mango chutney served alongside adds fruity, tangy flavor.

Tandoori Spiced Baked Chicken In Yogurt Masala
Recipe Photo: Tandoori Spiced Baked Chicken In Yogurt Masala

To pair with the creamy yogurt, and spices, instead of using bone-in chicken or pieces of chicken breast, My mom used chicken thigh and wings. Chicken thigh is fattier, juicer and much more tender than chicken breast – I’m actually not a fan of chicken breast at all due to how tough and rubbery it is. Chicken thigh releases its juices during the cooking process, which leads to a deeply, beautifully flavored tandoori chicken which literally melts in your mouth – something chicken breast can’t do without extended marination times and slow cooking.

Recipe Photo: Tandoori Spiced Baked Chicken In Yogurt Masala
Recipe Photo: Tandoori Spiced Baked Chicken In Yogurt Masala

This Tandoori Spiced Baked Chicken  is very popular in Pakistani restaurants and is usually served with naan bread and chutney. This dish is a great recipes to cook for your house parties and is loved by one and all.

 Tandoori Spiced Baked Chicken In Yogurt Masala
Recipe Photo: Tandoori Spiced Baked Chicken In Yogurt Masala

If you have the ingredients on hand and a micro-plane or grater, tandoori chicken wings are so easy to make! Goes great served with Zeera Raita(cumin yogurt dip) or mango chutneylemon wedges and some onion rings.

 Tandoori Spiced Baked Chicken In Yogurt Masala
Recipe Photo: Tandoori Spiced Baked Chicken In Yogurt Masala

Bismillah, let’s get started!

Check it out the Tandoori Spiced Baked Chicken In Yogurt Masala recipe and printable version below.

Tandoori Spiced Baked Chicken In Yogurt Masala Recipe

This Tandoori Spiced Baked Chicken is very popular in Pakistani restaurants and is usually served with naan bread and chutney. This dish is a great recipes to cook for your house parties and is loved by one and all.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6
Author Bushrah | Recipestable

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds chicken pieces

For marination

  • 1-1/2 cups plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoon ginger garlic paste
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • salt to taste

For Garnishing

  • 4 limes quartered
  • onion rings

Instructions

Method

  • Make two deep slits crossways on the meaty parts of chicken piece.
  • Sprinkle the salt over the chicken and squeeze over some of the lemon juice.
  • In a large bowl, add the yogurt, lemon juice, ginger and garlic, plus all of the spices. Mix well and remove any lumps in the yogurt.
  • Put the chicken into the yogurt mixture and toss to coat evenly.
  • Cover and place in the refrigerator to marinate for about 4 hours to overnight, which is ideal.
  • Preheat an oven to 200 degree C.
  • Put the marinated chicken into a deep heat-proof dish. Cover with a lid or foil with holes poked in the top.
  • Bake for 30 minutes then move the meat around with a spoon.
  • Bake for an additional 30 minutes, uncovering the dish for the last 15 minutes of baking only.
  • Use tongs to remove the meat from the dish and the yogurt sauce and place on a separate tray to broil or use the broil setting on your oven to sear the meat, about 5 minutes each side.Tandoori Spiced Baked Chicken is ready to serve. Enjoy!!

Notes

Note:
If you prefer the chicken to be a bright red colour, and a few drops of red coloring into the marinade.
Serving Suggestions:
Serve with fresh naan bread, onion rings, lemon wedges and a yogurt sauce on the side for dipping.

I have also posted Tandoori Moti Tikka Recipe which is another easiest & tastiest version of making Tandoori Chicken. Do check it out as well.  It’s finger lickin’ good. You’ll be coming back for more. 


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Happy Cooking!!

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42 COMMENTS

  1. Magnificent website. Lots of helpful delicious recipes here.I’m sending it to some friends ans also sharing in delicious. And of course, thank you on your effort!

  2. wow I am falling in Love with your blog !! So Yumm recipes and so easy way to describe them ! My mom is constantly saying me these days to learn making food and I am sure I will learn much from your blog ! Love it xx

  3. I am definitely going to make your version of Tandoori chicken! It looks wonderful!
    Do you have a recipe for Kheer? I’d love to be able
    to make that at home! Thanks for your great recipes!

  4. hi, i like your recipe. I also have a passion for cooking and keep checking new recipes in my free time. This recipe seems to be interesting will try this weekend. Thanks for sharing! Regards

    Seema

  5. just made this and it was truly delicious thanks for the recipe! It just turned out the way the picture looked like and that doesnt happen often with me 🙂

  6. Dear bushra, Your blog is a life saver for me… I have been using your recipes from the day I started cooking. I couldn’t express in words about how much your blog and recipes had rescued me while cooking. Today my husband and his friends and family love my cooking and they believe that I’m a good cook… All the credits belong to you, bushra.

    Thank you,
    Saranya

    • Hi Saranya,
      Thanks a ton dear for your comment 🙂 I’m really happy to know that you find the site helpful. Btw, the cook can also take credit 🙂
      Happy cooking!

  7. I tried out your recipe today and it turned out really tasty. Really appreciate your effort for such a wonderful blog… truly amazing…

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