Tandoori Chicken Drumsticks

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Preparation time
60 mins
Cooking time
20 mins
3 people
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1 Tsp
1 Tsp
1 Tsp
1 Tsp
1 Tsp
1 Tsp
Onion powder
3 pinch
1 Tsp
Garlic powder
1 Tsp
Cayenne pepper
1 Tsp
2 medium
1 cup
8 leg
Tandoori Chicken Drumsticks

Tandoori chicken drumsticks are easy to cook for dinner, a party or barbecue. This dish is low-fat, protein-rich and ends up with a fiery look and hot, spicy taste. An excellent way to create an authentic-tasting alternative to traditional tandoori, cooked in a tandoor oven. Cooked with a blend of spices, yogurt and lemon juice. All salt and spices exist to create a Tandoori Spice Mix and you can leave out those ingredients if you buy a pre-made mixture. If you want to add red food colouring you may add a few drops or more to the yoghurt because the best tandoori chicken looks bright red!

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  1. Prepare your chicken for cooking by cutting 2 or 3 deep, diagonal incisions through the thickest part of each drumstick with a sharp knife.
  2. You can buy tandoori spice mix or make it, to make it combine paprika, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, salt, onion powder, dried basil, coriander, cumin, ginger, cinnamon.
  3. In a mixing bowl, stir your yoghurt, tandoori spice powder (3 tablespoons) and the juice of 1 lime. Stir well to combine the ingredients. (Save the other lime for serving)
  4. Add your drumsticks and leave them, covered, in the fridge for 1-2 hours, (minimum 30 minutes). The longer you leave the meat to marinade, the stronger the flavour will be.
  5. Grill your chicken on a grill rack on medium heat. Or bake your drumsticks in an oven by putting your chicken pieces on a grill rack, with a little water in the tray to allow the steam to keep your chicken moist and bake at 200 C for approximately 20 minutes. Turn your drumsticks over when one side is done and where you have made the incisions, check the juices are running clear from the bone area, and your tandoori chicken will be ready. If you want a charred effect on the skin after baking, use a grill function set to very hot heat to grill them for a minute or so until the skin turns darker.
  6. Serve with the other lime cut into wedges.

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