How to make it

  • A day before cooking, combine all the spice blend ingredients in a blender and puree. Turn the mix into a bowl large enough to hold the chicken and spice blend. With the point of a sharp knife make a couple of slashes into each chicken thigh (to help the marinade penetrate) Add the chicken pieces to the bowl, turning to coat them evenly. Cover and refrigerate 24 hours.
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  • About 90 minutes before serving turn oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove the chicken from the fridge. Spread foil over a large shallow pan and set a rack over it (a baking rack will do). Lift the chicken pieces from the marinade onto the rack, without patting dry. Sprinkle the pieces with a little salt and pepper.
  • Roast the chicken for 20 minutes, turn with tongs and roast another 20 minutes to 25 minutes, or until an instant reading thermometer inserted into a thigh (but not touching bone) reads 170 degrees. Lift the chicken onto a heated serving platter and let rest 5 to 10 minutes. Garnish it with lemon wedges, coriander sprigs and the drained onion. Serve hot or warm.
  • Serving: Rice is a classic accompaniment, but the flat breads called Naan, or roti, are delicious for wrapping up slivers of chicken with coriander, onion and a squeeze of the fresh lemon

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  • thepiggs 11 years ago
    Have you tried this recipe as is? Just wondering. If the chicken is cooked at a very high temp it should turn red on its own, without the help of food coloring. A temp of 500F for a shorter time should do the trick. It rather flash cooks. Tandoori is such a delicious dish! It's too bad we don't have the clay ovens. That would make it even better!
    Thanks for sharing this recipe with us.

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  • lunasea 11 years ago
    Sounds wonderful and super flavorful. I love Tandoori Chicken...will give yours a try. Thanks!
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    " It was excellent "
    jenniferbyrdez ate it and said...
    Sounds wonderful GF. Thank you.
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  • juliecake 11 years ago
    Making this will be mandatory....can't wait to try it, sounds so exotic! Thank you.
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    " It was excellent "
    cheryilyn ate it and said...
    love tandori chicken, thanks
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  • danadooley 11 years ago
    Lovely title - so evocative and imaginative, it's enough to set me daydreaming about the exotic east ;) Thanks for sharing.
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