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This is a very flavorful tandoori recipe that is easy to make at home. We served it two nights in a row, the second night with guests, and everyone loved it.

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Servings: 4


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  • 8 chicken thighs (can be regular, skinless, or skinless/boneless)
  • Kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp plain yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 small red onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic smashed
  • 2 inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 4 tsp tomato paste
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp hot paprika
  • 2 Tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Cooked Basmati rice (for serving with)


  1. Preheat the broiler. Make shallow cuts in the chicken pieces with a knife. Toss the chicken in the lemon juice and 1 1/2 teaspoons of kosher salt in a large bowl.
  2. In a food processor or blender, pulse 2 Tbsp yogurt, the vegetable oil,onion, garlic, ginger, tomato paste, coriander, cumin, 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika, and 1/2 tsp kosher salt to make a paste.Toss the chicken in the mixture and let marinate for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Place the chicken on a foil-lined broiler pan. Broil, turning once, until slightly charred, 5-6 minutes per side. If cooking bone-in chicken, after broiling set oven to bake at 350 and bake the chicken in its juices for approximately 30 minutes. The center should register approx. 165 F when done.
  4. Meanwhile, combine the remaining 1/2 cup yogurt and 1/2 tsp paprika, the cilantro and a pinch of kosher salt in a bowl. Top the chicken wiht the yogurt sauce and serve with rice underneath or on the side.
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 165g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 270  
Calories from Fat 172 64%
Total Fat 19.21g 24%
Saturated Fat 5.23g 21%
Trans Fat 0.29g  
Cholesterol 82mg 27%
Sodium 137mg 6%
Potassium 383mg 11%
Total Carbs 6.55g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1.3g 4%
Sugars 3.74g 2%
Protein 18.09g 29%



  • John Spottiswood
    May 28, 2010
    This was outstanding...two nights in a row. Cooking with bone-in thighs gave it a rich gravy almost like Chicken Tikka Masala. Wonderful with the yogurt sauce (raita) on top!
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    • Kim Drake
      September 17, 2010
      Yummy! I used boneless breast chicken and ground ginger because that is what I had on hand at home.
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      This is a variation
      • Sheri Tarter Chen
        May 18, 2014
        This recipe was easy to make and delicious! Extremely close to the actual stuff you get at an Indian restaurant.
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