Tandoori Chicken  Leg Recipe

What is tandoori chicken?

While the word “tandoori” often evokes thoughts of spicy Indian cuisine, it really refers to the method of cooking in a tandoor oven. Using the grill or cooking the chicken on a rack in the oven produces a similar result. It’s really all about the marinade.

Make Marinade

In a bowl, combine the marinade ingredients. Stir until well mixed.

Coat the Chicken

Add chicken & marinade to a storage bag or a bowl and mix around until the chicken is thoroughly coated.


Place in the refrigerator for at least 4-6 hours or overnight.

Prepare Grill

Preheat grill to medium, remove the chicken from the marinade, dry it with paper towels, and place it on the grill.

Grill Chicken

Grill over indirect medium heat for 40-50 minutes, or until the juices run clear.


Sprinkle the chicken with additional cilantro for garnish if desired and serve immediately.

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