Tandoori chicken is my favorite item at Indian buffets. How can anyone resist an all-you-can-eat spread of Indian food of Tandoori chicken, chicken tikka masala, butter chicken, naan, samosa and more?
In this post, I will teach you a homemade Tandoori chicken recipe which I learned from my friend Simply Reem who is a master Indian chef.
Tips on How to Bake Tandoori Chicken In Oven?
Here are all the the secrets on how to make Tandoori chicken that are juicy, tender and bursting with flavors just like Indian restaurants!
- Use Greek yogurt and garam masala in the marinade. The yogurt makes the chicken tender and moist while the Garam Masala gives the iconic aroma and flavors.
- Bake the marinated chicken in the oven at high heat (400 degrees F). The heat will seal in juice inside the chicken.
- To avoid dryness on the skin and the surface of the chicken, baste with oil half way and turn the chicken over while baking.
Grill the chicken in an outdoor or indoor grill for the best results.
What to Serve with Tandoori Chicken:
For a wholesome Indian buffet-style dinner at home, make the following dishes.
If chicken tandoori is spicy for you, you can always serve it with a glass of creamy and sweet Mango Lassi.
Complete Meal Plan
How Many Calories are in Tandoori chicken?
This is a healthy meal. It’s keto-friendly and great for keto diet. Each serving is only 405 calories. You should try this authentic Tandoori chicken recipe at home and skip Indian buffets from now on. If you have leftovers, you can use them to make chicken biryani.