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tandoori chicken recipe without oven (easy tandoori chicken on gas stove)

A very delicious and easy tandoori chicken recipe made on a gas stove without using an oven.
4.41 from 5 votes
Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Indian Snacks
Cuisine Chicken
Servings 2
Calories 215 kcal


First marination:

  • 2 tandoori chicken pieces 750 gms approx...
  • salt - to taste
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extracted juice

Second marination:

  • ½ cup yogurt
  • ½ teaspoon red chilli powder
  • salt - to taste
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
  • ¼ teaspoon red food color
  • 1 tablespoon oil

To cook the chicken:

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter

For garnishing:

  • onion rings
  • sliced or grated carrots
  • coriander leaves
  • lemon wedges


  • Firstly, take two tandoori chicken pieces, make gashes or cuts that is 3 cuts on top, 1 at the joint, 3 on drumsticks, 1 at the end of the leg.

First marination:

  • Take the chicken pieces into a bowl, add salt as per taste, red chilli powder, ginger garlic paste, lemon extracted juice.
  • Mix the chicken with the spices completely.
  • Marinate the chicken inside the refrigerator for 20 minutes.

Second marination:

  • Take a bowl, into it add thick yogurt, add red chilli powder, salt as per taste, garam masala powder, ginger garlic paste, red food color, oil, mix the spices without lumps.
  • Add the marinated chicken pieces into it, mix well and marinate again for another 15-20 minutes.

Cooking the chicken:

  • Take a pan, into it add oil, butter and heat it.
  • Add the marinated chicken pieces into it.
  • Add the left over marinade all over the chicken.
  • Cover and cook the chicken for 10 minutes on low flame.
  • Flip the chicken and cook the chicken on the other side for 10 minutes on low flame.
  • Keep flipping and cook the chicken on each side until both the sides get cooked well on low flame.
  • When the chicken is cooked well, take the chicken pieces out on a plate.
  • Serve them using lemon wedges, onion rings, grated carrots etc.
  • Watch the video procedure above.


  • Make sure the chicken is cooked on low flame as the chicken gets burnt if cooked on medium or high flame.
  • If smoky flavor inside the chicken is preferred then take a small burning coal piece and put in a small steel bowl with the help of a tong, place that bowl in the middle of the chicken pieces in the pan, pour some ghee or butter onto the burning coal piece bowl and cover the lid of the pan.
  • These smoky flavors get infused into the chicken and taste amazing.... Enjoy by sprinkling lemon all over the chicken and serve it.


Nutrition Facts
tandoori chicken recipe without oven (easy tandoori chicken on gas stove)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 215 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 11g
Cholesterol 23mg8%
Sodium 80mg3%
Potassium 97mg3%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 2g4%
Calcium 76mg8%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Vitamin A 236IU5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.