Tandoori Chicken I

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Yogurt and lemon mix with tandoori spice--a blend including cumin, ginger, turmeric and red pepper--for a tart, rich, slightly hot marinade and baking sauce in this traditional Indian dish.

INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):


  • Make cuts in the chicken flesh, almost to the bone. Pour 2 tablespoons of the lemon juice over the chicken and rub in the salt.
  • Combine the tandoori spice, yogurt, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, oil and the vinegar. Coat the chicken with the mixture, rubbing well into the cuts. Place the chicken in a 13x9 inch pan, cover with foil and refrigerate overnight, turning occasionally.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • Bake covered chicken at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 hour. Remove foil the last 15 minutes of baking.