Mains, Meat

Tandoori Chicken

Cooking method:

  • Prep Time: 35 mins
  • Total time: 55 mins
  • Skill Easy
  • Serves 6 people

Tandoori Chicken

Classic Tandoori Chicken is a favourite Indian recipe in our house. It is marinaded in yogurt, tandoori paste and Indian spices. An easy weeknight meal for the family


Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Dairy


  • 2lb chicken thighs or legs
  • 125g plain yoghurt
  • 1 inch ginger, crushed
  • 4-6 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tbsp kashmiri chilli powder
  • 2 tbsp tandoori paste or powder
  • 0.5 tsp turmeric
  • 1.5 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • To taste salt
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp ghee, oil or spray oil

Cooking mode

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  • Step 1

    Cut 2 large slits into each chicken thigh or leg

  • Step 2

    In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients with the chicken and rub the marinade in

  • Step 3

    Allow the chicken to marinate for a minimum of 30 minutes but up to 24 hours

  • Step 4

    Insert the grill plate in to the Ninja Foodi Health Grill and Air Fryer, and close the lid

  • Step 5

    Select Grill, set the temperature to the highest option and set the timer for 18 minutes

  • Step 6

    Spray with oil and add the chicken to the grill plate

  • Step 7

    Flip the chicken midway through cooking and baste

  • Step 8

    Check that the chicken is cooked through fully before removing. Place back on the grill for a few more minutes if required

  • Step 9

    Serve with naan or rice