Heavenly Tandoori Chicken



Heavenly Tandoori Chicken

Tandoori Chicken, a beloved Indian dish, boasts flavors that transport you to the heart of India with each bite. The marination process infuses the chicken with a blend of aromatic spices, tenderizing the meat and enhancing its taste. Imagine succulent chicken, charred to perfection, with a delightful mix of spices that leaves your taste buds craving for more.

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons tandoori masala
  • 2 tablespoons ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh cilantro for garnish

Instructions

  1. Begin by scoring the chicken breasts with shallow cuts to allow the marinade to penetrate.
  2. In a bowl, combine yogurt, tandoori masala, ginger-garlic paste, lemon juice, ground cumin, paprika, turmeric, and salt to create the marinade.
  3. Coat the chicken evenly with the marinade, ensuring it gets into the cuts. Refrigerate for at least 2-4 hours, allowing the flavors to meld.
  4. Preheat your grill or oven to a high temperature. Cook the marinated chicken until it’s tender and slightly charred on the edges.
  5. Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve hot.

Prep time: 15 minutes | Marination time: 2-4 hours | Cook time: 20 minutes

Serves 4

Heavenly Tandoori Chicken is a tantalizing dish that transports you to the vibrant streets of India. The tender chicken, marinated in a blend of aromatic spices and yogurt, is a burst of flavor in every bite. Perfectly charred, this dish is a heavenly delight for your taste buds.

Nutritional information (per serving):

Calories: 280kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 125mg | Sodium: 590mg | Potassium: 790mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 15% | Vitamin C: 9% | Calcium: 15% | Iron: 2%

Make this Heavenly Tandoori Chicken recipe to embark on a flavorful journey through the streets of India. The combination of spices and the grilling process result in a dish that is nothing short of heavenly. Enjoy the rich flavors and tantalize your taste buds with this authentic Indian delight!