This Tandoori Chicken Recipe is so easy to make at home for a healthy family dinner. Chicken pieces are marinated in a yogurt and spice mixture, then oven baked or grilled, for the most tender and flavorful chicken around!
Take a sharp knife and make slits into the tops of each chicken thigh, being careful not to fully cut through. Combine all the ingredients, except the chicken, in a large bowl. Mix until smooth. Add the chicken and marinate for at least 6 hours but no more than 24 hours.
After the chicken has marinated, take the pieces out of yogurt and discard the marinade. Preheat a gas grill or prepare a charcoal fire.**If oven baking, preheat oven to 450F/232C degrees and place the chicken on a large baking sheet. Can also place chicken on a rack on the baking sheet and can cover the bottom of the pan with foil for easier cleanup!
Grill (or bake) the chicken: bone-in for 25-30 minutes or boneless for 15-20 minutes. Until a thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the meat registers 175F/79C degrees (dark meat) or 165F/74C (white meat).
Serve the chicken with lime wedges on the side.
Do not marinate for longer than 24 hours, as the chicken meat may become mushy
When baking the chicken, can place on a rack on the baking sheet and can also cover the bottom of the pan with foil for easier cleanup!
Store leftover cooked chicken tightly covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days