Tandoori chicken without oven

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Tandoori chicken at its best! This easy recipe helps you make incredibly tender, juicy, moist và outrageously delicious Tandoori chicken. This mind-blowing way of grilling chicken is immensely popular in the Indian restaurants và is known as Tandoori Murgh. It is eaten with Cilantro Chutney or Mint Chutney. Indian food lovers keep going back to lớn the restaurants time & again, not knowing it is the simplest that can be made at home.


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In this post I share how khổng lồ make the best Tandoori chicken in numerous ways – using an oven, on stovetop Griddle, air fryer and on direct fire. If you are new khổng lồ the dish you may be wondering

What is Tandoori Chicken?

Tandoori chicken is a popular Indian dish where marinated chicken is grilled khổng lồ perfection in a Tandoor, a cylindrical clay oven. As a first step chicken is marinated overnight with various spices, herbs and yogurt.

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This marinade helps to tenderize, spice & flavor up the chicken. It is later grilled in a Tandoor. Traditionally the heat for a tandoor is generated by wood fire or charcoal. As the food cooks in this clay oven, the juices drip on to lớn the hot charcoal and release a smoky flavor.

The resulting char grilled chicken is the best – tender và juicy with bursting flavors.

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Sources say Tandoori chicken dates back lớn the Mughal period. While others say it was invented at Moti Mahal, Peshawar by Kundan Lal Gujral, before the partition of India. However it is beyond the scope of this post so let us enjoy making this amazing dish at home.

Wondering how lớn make Tandoori chicken without having a tandoor?Any kind of heat source is good enough lớn grill/roast the chicken – an oven, stovetop, air fryer or direct fire. We are going to roast the chicken to perfection in one of these ways.

How vì we infuse the smoky aroma into the chicken?It is simpler than you think, you can infuse the smoky flavor either by smoking the grilled chicken with a red hot wood coal or cook it over direct fire for a few minutes towards the end.

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