Best-Ever Tandoori Chicken

Best-Ever Tandoori Chicken

Creating culinary masterpieces in the kitchen is my passion, and I am thrilled to share my Best-Ever Tandoori Chicken recipe with you. This dish, originating from the vibrant streets of India, is a symphony of flavors and spices that will transport you straight to the heart of Indian cuisine.

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons tandoori masala
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons ground turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh cilantro leaves, for garnish
  • Lemon wedges, for serving


  1. Start by making deep cuts in the chicken breasts to allow the marinade to penetrate.
  2. In a bowl, combine yogurt, tandoori masala, cumin, paprika, turmeric, garlic, ginger, salt, and pepper.
  3. Coat the chicken evenly with the marinade, cover, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or preferably overnight.
  4. Preheat your grill or grill pan over medium-high heat.
  5. Grill the marinated chicken for 6-7 minutes per side or until fully cooked, with beautiful char marks.
  6. Remove from the grill and let it rest for a few minutes.
  7. Garnish with fresh cilantro leaves and serve hot with lemon wedges.

Preparation time: 2 hours (including marination time)

Serves: 4

Enjoy the authentic flavors of India with this Best-Ever Tandoori Chicken recipe. It’s a delightful balance of spices and tenderness that will make your taste buds dance.

Nutritional information: Calories: 280, Protein: 42g, Carbohydrates: 4g, Fat: 10g

Indulge in this culinary journey and savor the rich flavors of Indian cuisine. This Best-Ever Tandoori Chicken is not just a dish; it’s an experience that will elevate your cooking repertoire and delight your senses. Happy cooking!

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Hi! I’m Margaret!

A passionate home cook and food lover who loves nothing more than sharing my favourite recipes with the world.




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