Oven Baked Tandoori Chicken

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Ever since Nick's work trips to Doha and Kuwait recently, he has developed a liking for Middle Eastern cuisine. Being the good wife that I am, I'm decided to recreate something similar at home. Here is my recipe for Oven Baked Tandoori Chicken.

4 whole chicken legs (I cut them into 2 parts each, thigh and drumstick)
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon ground coriander seeds
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon paprika
1 tablespoon garam masala
1 cup plain yogurt
2 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoon minced ginger
2 tablespoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper

Remove chicken skin and make 2-3 deep cuts (about 2cm deep, be careful not to cut all the way through) on the chicken pieces. Coat the chicken in the marinade, cover and chill for at least 2 hours, the longer the better.

Once you are ready to cook, arrange chicken pieces on to baking pan (lined with baking paper) in 1 layer. Baked in oven at 220°C for 35 minutes. Turn the temperature up to 250°C or set to grill for another 10 minutes to get the slight charred colour on the chicken.

For saffron rice:
Soak 4 cups rice for 20 minutes. Rince. Add ½ amount of water and another ½ with chicken stock. Add 1 medium chopped onion, ½ teaspoon ground coriander seeds, 1 star anise, 4 cloves, 1 teaspoon ground turmeric, a small pinch of saffron, salt and pepper to taste into the rice. Cook per usual.

For tomato salsa:
I used cherry tomatoes, cut into halves. You can use regular tomato too, chopped into cubes. Add chopped red onions, julienned coriander leaves, a dash of balsamic vinegar and a dash of olive oil. Salt and pepper to taste. 

saffron rice

PS: Here is another chicken dish that you might like.

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  1. Thanks for linking up with us for Tasty Tuesday! Hope to see what you have prepared for next week!

  2. I love everything about this - tandoori, tomato and saffron are all huge favourites in our house, so I'm pinning this one to try out later on.
    Popping over from Honest Mum's #TastyTuesdays

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Sophie! I love that there is no processed ingredients in this recipe. It is made from scratch with good ol' spices. Let me know how it turns out when you try it later on.

  3. Wow yummy, will be making this! Please do add my badge or link back. Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

    1. That is great to hear. Do let me know how it goes. I've linked back!

  4. Wow- this is just gorgeous! I love all the flavors and colors together. Thank you for sharing these beautiful recipes with us at Treasure Box Tuesday- pinned! :)