Tender and Juicy Tandoori Chicken

Tender and Juicy Tandoori Chicken

You just need to marinate the chicken and bake it in the oven and you will have very moist and juicy tandoori chicken. Turmeric rice is very easy to make also.

Ingredients: Serves 3-4

Chicken breast (Other parts or chicken tenders are okay too)
2-3 pieces
80-100 g
Grated garlic
1 piece
Grated ginger
1/2 piece
Grated onion
Curry powder
2 tablespoons
Tomato puree (or ketchup)
1-2 tabelspoons
Oyster sauce
1 tablespoon


1. Poke holes in the chicken using a fork. Pat dry the excess moisture from the chicken, then season it with salt and pepper.
2. Combine all the seasonings in a plastic bag. Add the chicken and rub in the seasoning. Marinade it in the refrigerator for about half a day (if you like it spicy, you can either reduce or eliminate the amount of tomato puree).
3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the chicken from step 2 on the baking sheet, pour any remaining seasoning mixture on the chicken and bake it in a preheated oven at 200℃ for 20-30 minutes, and you will have juicy tandoori chicken! ※If you prefer to have a nice golden top, bake it for 20 minutes then increase the temperature to 230℃ and bake it for another 3-5 minutes. ※Reduce the cooking time if you are using chicken tenders.
4. To make turmeric rice: To your rice maker add 2 rice cooker cups of uncooked rice (360 ml), 1 tablespoon margarine, 1 teaspoon soup stock granules, a small amount of honey, and add water up to the 2 cup mark then press start. It looks beautiful to serve with the curry as well.

Story Behind this Recipe

I used to add many different kinds of spices to make tandoori chicken, but I found out that simpler seasonings can make it an authentic and tasty dish!
Kids love it when you serve it with turmeric rice.