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Easy oven tandoori chicken

Prep Time12 hrs 5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time12 hrs 25 mins
Course: Dinner, lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: easy, gluten free, nonvegetarian, processed sugar free, quick
Servings: 4


  • 2 tsps garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 lime juiced
  • Salt to taste
  • Pinch pepper
  • 2 tbsps full fat, natural yoghurt If you want to make it dairy free, coconut yoghurt works as well
  • 500 gms Chicken thighs / breasts Cut into medium sized pieces
  • 1 tbsps melted ghee / olive oil


  • The previous night, mix all the spices, lime juice, salt and pepper and yoghurt together in a bowl
  • Add the chicken and mix well
  • Keep in a sealed container in the fridge overnight
  • The next day, preheat the oven to 180ÂșC
  • Place all the chicken pieces on a baking tray and pour the extra juice over all the pieces
  • Drizzle the melted ghee / olive oil over all the pieces
  • Place the tray in the oven for 15 minutes turning the chicken half way
  • After 15 minutes, turn the grill on high and finish browning the chicken for the last 5 minutes