Best Tandoori chicken legs with Lemon juice

Tandoori chicken

Tandoori chicken legs recipe

Tandoori chicken at its best! Chicken legs marinated in lemon juice, yogurt, and aromatic spices. Baked in the oven makes it incredibly tender, juicy, moist and outrageously delicious.

for step-by-step video recipe.

Tandoori chicken Ingredients:

Chicken Drumsticks – 8 to 9

1st Marinade:

  • Salt- 1.5 tsp
  • Lemon Juice- 3 tsp
  • Ginger Garlic Paste- 1.5 tbsp

2nd Marinade:

  • Plain Curd- 6 tbsp
  • Kashmiri Chilli Powder- 5 tsp
  • Turmeric/Haldi – 1/4 tsp
  • Garam Masala Powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin Powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Cardamom Powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Roasted & powdered Kasuri Methi (Dried Fenugreek leaves)- 1 tsp
  • Salt- pinch
  • Oil- 3 tbsp

Other Ingredients:

  • Butter or Oil for basting- 4-5 tbsp

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Tandoori chicken Preparation:

Wash and pat dry the whole Chicken Legs.
Now make slits on them.

1st Marination:

For the 1st Marination, take the whole legs in a bowl and add all the items for the 1st marinade. Mix it well, making sure that the marinade is rubbed inside the slits made earlier.

Cover the bowl and keep it in the refrigerator for around 1 hour.

2nd Marination:

To make the 2nd Marinade, take another bowl and add all the ingredients as shown in the video. Whisk it well to make a uniform and smooth marinade.

Now add the marinated chicken legs to the 2nd marinade and mix it well, making sure the marinade coats the chicken completely and massaged well inside the slits made earlier.

Now cover the bowl and keep in the refrigerator for minimum 3 hrs or overnight.

Tandoori chicken Process:

Preheat the oven to 250 degrees C.

1.Arrange the marinated chicken legs on a metal rack.

2.Slide in the rack/tray in the top slot of the oven.

3.Roast for 10 mins at 250 degrees C. After 10 mins flip the chicken.

4.Roast for another 10 mins at 250 degrees C on the other side.

5.Flip the chicken legs and baste with melted butter.

6.Reduce the oven temperature to 200 degrees C.

7.Roast for total of another 20 mins at 200 degrees C. Flip the chicken after 10 mins and continue basting with melted butter.

8.Remove the tray once the edges of the chicken are lightly charred.

Enjoy your Tandoori chicken

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