If you thought tandoori chicken was some mystical thing you could only get from Indian restaurants, I’m here to show you otherwise. You won’t believe how deliciously authentic this homemade tandoori chicken tastes, and it’s really easy too!
I wrote this tandoori chicken recipe a long, long time ago. OK, it was two years ago, which is a long time in blog years. At that time, I had gone to a farmer’s market and sampled several types of Indian breads. After all that sampling, I felt obligated to buy something (clever ploy…). Once I got home with my naan, I figured I should make an Indian dish to go with them but had no idea where to start.
We order Indian takeout fairly regularly, but I have never tried to make any of the dishes at home. I’ve looked up recipes for a couple of my favorite curries, and they are so involved that delivery seemed like a much more reasonable option. I found a couple recipes for Tandoori Chicken that looked easy, so I decided to give it a go. We were very surprised at how great it turned out!
If you don’t have a grill (which was the case for me until about a month ago), you can make this in your broiler instead! I have a note at the end of the recipe with details of how to do it. This is also a good option if you have a hankering for tandoori chicken, but the weather isn’t cooperating with grilling.
The recipe for the lentil salad you see in the background is coming up on Thursday, so stay tuned for that. Those two make a great combo! This chicken would also pair well with these recipes: