Easy Mex-Inspired Tandoori Chicken Recipes

Easy Mex-Inspired Tandoori Chicken Recipes

The ingredients for making Easy Mex-Inspired Tandoori Chicken Recipes

  1. 5 pounds bone-in, skin-on chicken items, scored 1/4″ deep twice on each side (whole drums and thighs or half breast pieces)
  2. 1 cup yogurt
  3. 1 medium tomato, finely chopped (if no refreshing tomatoes, you can use 1/3 mug well drained chopped canned tomatoes)
  4. 1/2 medium onion, finely chopped or grated
  5. 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped or grated
  6. 1. 5-2 Tablespoons kosher salt
  7. 2 teaspoons sugar
  8. the zest of 1 lime
  9. 1 Tablespoon lime juice
  10. 1/3-1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  11. 2 teaspoons achiote powder
  12. 1 teaspoon cumin
  13. 2 teaspoons dried Mexican oregano (the other kind will do in a pinch, of course)
  14. 2-4 minced Serrano chilies (JalapeƱos work as well)
  15. 3 Tablespoons oil
  16. 1 green onion, chopped, and a handful of chopped cilantro for garnish

Step-step making Mex-Inspired Tandoori Chicken

  1. Place all ingredients in large combining bowl and mix and massage with your hands to thoroughly and evenly season each piece of chicken.

  2. Allow to marinate for at least 4 hours, and up to a full day time, in the refrigerator, making sure to redistribute the chicken once or twice to ensure that all the spices gets evenly distributed again after the chicken and vegetable matter release liquid.

  3. An hour before cooking, take the chicken out of the fridge and lay the chicken away in a single layer, skin part down, on a lightly oiled broiler pan, or on a rack on a baking pan or sheet, to bring the chicken up to space temp.

  4. Preheat the stove to broil (this usually takes 20 minutes or so), then broil the chicken about 4 inches under the broiler element (yours may be under the oven or right under the top heat element of the primary oven compartment) for 8 minutes per side, finishing this step with the skin side up.

  5. Turn the oven warmth down to 425F and continue roasting the chicken on the middle rack for another 20 to 25 moments.

  6. Serve on a platter with chopped green onions and cilantro sprinkled atop.