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tandoori chicken in oven
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tandoori chicken in oven, indian baked chicken

A simple marinated chicken cooked in the oven.
Prep Time2 hrs
Cook Time1 hr
Course: Baking, chicken
Cuisine: Punjabi
Servings: 2
Calories: 442kcal
Author: yummy indian kitchen


  • 2 chicken leg quarters
  • 3 tbsp thick yogurt or curd
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • a pinch of turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1/4 tsp chaat masala powder
  • 2 tsp lemon extracted juice
  • a pinch of orange food color
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1/4 tsp dried kasoori methi


  • Wash the chicken leg quarters well.
  • Take the chicken leg quarters, make slight cuts to the chicken.
  • Add yogurt into a mixing bowl, add salt, red chili powder, turmeric powder, ginger garlic paste.
  • Add garam masala powder, chaat masala powder, orange food color, lemon extract, oil.
  • Mix all these ingredients well.
  • Take the chicken and coat it well with all the masala.
  • Cover and marinate the chicken for 1 hour in refrigerator.
  • Preheat the oven at 350°F or 180° C.
  • Take a baking tray and cover it with an aluminium foil.
  • Place a baking wire rack on the tray.
  • Place the marinated chicken on the wire rack.
  • Put it in the oven.
  • Cook for 30 minutes in the oven.
  • Take the chicken out, apply butter to the chicken.
  • Flip the chicken and apply butter to it again.
  • Cook for another 30 minutes in the oven.
  • Take it out from the oven and it is ready to be served with a dip or enjoy as a starter.


  • Instead of chicken leg quarters, chicken drumsticks or whole chicken can be used to make the same recipe using the same procedure.
  • Additional spices such as kali mirch powder or black pepper powder can be added in the marinade for more flavors.


Calories: 442kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 142mg | Sodium: 112mg | Potassium: 296mg | Vitamin A: 113IU | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg
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