Tandoori roast chicken – Whole chicken marinated with homemade tandoori paste and then baked to perfection! A classic yet surprisingly easy to make at home.
When I talk about Indian food, tandoori chicken is the first dish that comes to my mind. Ok, maybe the second, right after butter chicken. Anyway, these classic recipes hold a special place in my heart.
This is the one dish that has conquered the entire world. The spicy, smoky flavor of the chicken is totally irresistible.
I can honestly say that the tandoori paste used in this recipe is out of this world. It’s a simple marinade made with few spices. You can always use store bought paste in this recipe, but “homemade” is what makes this tandoori marinade so special.
Roast chicken is probably one of the favorite choices for a perfect Sunday dinner. In fact, this is my favorite, too!
Before marinating the chicken, remember to score the thighs, so the marinade will flavor the chicken inside out.
Tandoori chicken is usually cooked in tandoors or clay ovens. This is the secret behind the smoky flavor of the chicken. But a regular kitchen may not be equipped with tandoors. So this tandoori roast chicken recipe is customized for foodies like me who will love to try their restaurant favorite at home.
I served this tandoori chicken with naan. You can also try rice or even bread with this roast chicken. Leftovers make a great filling for sandwiches or wraps. You can also toss them with noodles, pasta, or add as a pizza topping. Brilliant!
***Get the recipe for Homemade Tandoori Paste here.
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