Tandoori Chicken in Oven (baked or broil) gives your perfect taste as you eat in restaurants. It's a quick and easy recipe. If you are craving Indian tandoori chicken then this recipe is for you. Easy dinner idea for foodies to try at home!
What a great idea to make chicken marinated with yogurt and masala and then baked in oven to give tandoori flavor. The absolutely juicy, tender, and delicious chicken will be ready in no time. If you are looking at how to make tandoori chicken at home then look at the step-by-step video recipe to follow the quick steps.
To be very honest the baking aroma of chicken will make you hasty to have this chicken. Once you make then you will surely make it again.
Tandoori Chicken in Oven
In Pakistani and Indian recipes, tandoori chicken has a special position on the table and people loved to serve on special occasions like family get-together and parties and one of the hottest menu item in the Pakistani Wedding dish.
Chicken: To make tandoori chicken, it's recommended to take chicken with tandoori cuts and mark them properly. I personally prefer to take chicken without skin as it makes the best taste after baking in the oven.
Yogurt: The main taste of tandoori chicken comes up with yogurt. Recommended taking thick yogurt or nonwatery.
Salt and Peppers: Add salt, black pepper, and red peppers according to your taste.
Spices: It's essential to add turmeric, coriander powder, cumin powder, and Garam masala.
Roasted Gram Flour (besan): Must add gram flour in this marination and if you don't have then skip it. Roasted gram flour creates a nutty flavor in roasted chicken.
Ginger Garlic Paste: It will add flavor to spices and the most important ingredient of tandoori chicken.
Oil: Added oil for lubrication. In this way, the chicken will be juicy and tender after baking in the oven.
How to Make in Oven?
To make this delicious chicken, you only need few ingredients. First, you will take thick yogurt and then add Indian spices like red chili powder, coriander, turmeric, and most important the Garam masala powder that makes a perfect taste in chicken. Don't forget to add oil in marination as it will make the lubrication in chicken. Marinate the chicken for a minimum of 2 hours otherwise, you can marinate for overnight to get the best flavor of the chicken.
Then the baking part comes up, you only need to place the marinated chicken in a preheated oven on a greased tray and bake for about 40 minutes at 220 degrees.
To make the chicken more tempting, I have added onion rings and some veggies to bake with chicken.
Happy cooking and happy eating!!
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6 Tips to Make Tender and Juicy Chicken
- Take the best cut of chicken so the marination can deeply absorb in chicken.
- Make sure to use proper ingredients to prepare marination.
- Don't make the marination runny or watery otherwise the chicken will realease water during baking.
- Marination needs to stick to chicken pieces to give it the perfect flavor.
- Temperature management is more important to make the best chicken.
- Don't overcook the chicken otherwise, it will taste like rubber.
What to Serve With?
There are many options to make tandoori chicken serving. Serving ideas could be different for lunch or dinner.
How to keep tandoori chicken moist?
To make the chicken moist, juicy, and tender 'brining' is important. Brining is the cooking technique in which you cut the chicken and leave it in salty cold water for half an hour. After that, you can rinse with fresh water and move forward with your recipe.
You can store with marination and after cooking. If you store before marination then store it in airtight container and refrigerate for 2 to 3 weeks. When you need it then take it back and defrost in microwave and cook it accordingly with you prefreed method.
If you are storing after cooking then place in airtight container and refrigerate for 5 to 6 days. When you need it take it back, microwave and eat. You can drizzle little oil and bake for 5 to 10 minutes in preheated oven. It will take like the freshly baked chicken.
How to Cook in Microwave Convection Oven
Preheat the microwave before 10 minutes of baking and set the temperature to 220°C or 428°F. Place the marinated chicken in the microwave oven and cook for about 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, turn the chicken to cook from another side. Reduce the oven temperature to 200°C and cook for 15 minutes. Make sure to add oil/ghee on the chicken to avoid dryness and add more lubrication in the chicken. Broil the chicken for 5 to 10 minutes. For this turn on the grill (upside) of the oven.
It's a mouthwatering experience to make tandoori chicken in oven. Here is step by step video recipe to follow the quick directions.
Tandoori Chicken in Oven
- Chicken - 2 tandoori pieces
- Yogurt - 1 Cup
- Salt - 1 Tsp
- Black Pepper - 1 Tsp
- Red Chili Powder - 1 Tsp
- Turmeric Powder - 1 Tsp
- Coriander Powder - 1 Tsp
- Cumin Powder - 1 Tsp
- Garam Masala Powder - 1 Tsp
- Roasted Gram Flour Besan - 1 Tsp
- Garlic Paste - 1 Tsp
- Ginger Paste - 1 Tsp
- Oil - 1 Tbsp
- STEP 1:
- Prepare Chicken:
- Cut the chicken in Tandoori Pieces.
- Mark Chicken with deep cuts.
- Now wash and make it dry to release water.
- STEP 2:
- Marinate the Chicken:
- In a bowl, add thick yogurt, salt, red chili, coriander, turmeric, cumin, garam masala, and roasted cumin.
- Also, add ginger garlic paste.
- Add oil and whisk all the ingredients to make a thick paste.
- Now add chicken pieces and mix well with the masala to give it a good coat.
- Now cover and Marinate the chicken for 4 to 6 hours. In my case, I gave it 2 hours for marination.
- STEP 3
- Set the Baking Platter
- Drizzle some oil on the baking surface and brush it up.
- Place the chicken in baking dish with some distance.
- Bake in the oven at 220 degrees centigrade for 40 minutes.
- Now the chicken is 'Tandoori Chicken' ready to serve.
- Clearly mark the chicken so it can absorb the marination.
- Tap to dry the chicken before marination.
- Marinate for longer hours (4 to 6 hours recommended) can make the chicken more juicy and tender in flavor.
- In baking dish, don't forget to layer with oil otherwise the chicken will stick.
- Make sure to add oil or butter in marination so it will make the chicken more juicy and tender also it will not dry up right after baking.