Super Easy Tandoori Chicken Legs

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Super Easy Tandoori Chicken Legs
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chicken tandoori legs



4 whole chicken legs (about 1 ¼ pounds)

1 1/3 cup of plain Greek-style yogurt (may substitute with coconut milk)

4 teaspoons of tandoori seasoning (see below)

Juice from 1 lemon

½ teaspoon agave or honey

Black pepper grinder

Tandoori Seasoning Blend:

3 Tablespoons paprika

1 Tablespoon ground coriander

1 Tablespoon ground cumin

2 teaspoons sea salt

½ Tablespoon freshly ground black pepper

½ Tablespoon ground ginger

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

½ teaspoon crumbled saffron threads or 2 teaspoons turmeric

¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

(Makes ½ cup. Store remaining seasoning in a Ziploc bag for later use.)


Make the Tandorri seasoning blend. Mix the yogurt, lemon juice, agave, and tandoori seasoning in a bowl.

Place the chicken and yogurt marinade into a Ziploc bag. After sealing the bag, squish everything around to make sure the chicken legs are well coated.

Store the bags in the fridge for about 8 hours.

Preheat the oven to 400 F. Arrange the chicken legs on a wire rack greased with coconut oil over a foil-lined baking sheet. Crack some black pepper over the chicken and pop the tray in the oven.

Bake the chicken for about 40 minutes, flipping the pieces at the halfway mark. Make sure you end up with the skin-side up so it’ll brown nicely.

Makes 4 servings

This recipe was inspired in whole or in part by Nom Nom Paleo