Tandoori Chicken With Tamarind – Air Fryer Tandoori Chicken

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Tandoori Chicken With Tamarind – Air Fryer Tandoori Chicken is an uncelebrated hero. They are so flavorful and crispy. The crispiness is where air frying comes in. This simple recipe makes crispy, juicy chicken drumsticks with minimal supervision.

Tandoori Chicken Air Fryer
Tamarind Tandoori Chicken Air Fryer

INGREDIENTS NEEDED TO MAKE TANDOORI CHICKEN WITH TAMARIND – AIR FRYER TANDOORI CHICKEN 

Greek yogurt forms the marinade base. It makes the chicken tender and the spices make it flavorful.

In order to avoid dryness, I put some oil in the marinade as well as coat the chicken with some oil when it is air fried.


Chicken drumsticks with the skin peeled. Using a sharp knife, cut about 2 to 4 slits across the chicken drumsticks about 2 to 3 inches wide and deep. This will enable the marinade to penetrate the chicken. I used 5 drumsticks for this recipe.

Other ingredients: Oil, ginger garlic paste, tamarind paste, salt, Kasuri methi, ground pepper, red chili powderkashmiri chili powderground turmericgaram masalaground coriander, and ground cumin).

How do I make this recipe?

Step 1: Cut 2 to 4 slits on the drumsticks about 2 to 3 inches wide and deep.

Mix all the ingredients except chicken with 2 tablespoons oil in a bowl. The remaining oil will be used for greasing. When the marinade is mixed well add the drumsticks in the marinade. Let the chicken marinate for a minimum of 30 minutes. Ideally a marinade time of 6 hours works great for all the spices to soak in. But if you are in a rush you can do 30 minutes. Cover and let it sit in the refrigerator.

Step 2: When you are ready to cook, grease the air fryer basket with oil. I grease mine by rubbing, brushing, or spraying, a little bit of oil on the bottom grate. Then, follow your air fryer directions for preheating to 350°F for 5 minutes. When it’s preheated, working in batches, place the chicken in a single layer. 

Cook the chicken at 360°F for 10 minutes. Turn and cook for another 10 minutes. Finally increase the temperature to 370°F and cook for another 5 to 10 minutes until the skin is brown and crisp. Check after the final 5 minute mark (25 minutes) and turn it around for the last 5 minutes.

Finally, Using a  meat thermometer ensure that the chicken has reached an internal temperature of 165ºF before serving.

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Tandoori Chicken With Tamarind – Air Fryer Tandoori Chicken

Shilpa
Tandoori Chicken With Tamarind – Air Fryer Tandoori Chicken is an uncelebrated hero. They are so flavorful and crispy. The crispiness is where air frying comes in. This simple recipe makes crispy, juicy chicken drumsticks with minimal supervision.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine India, Indian, Indian Food
Servings 5

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Cut 2 to 4 slits on the drumsticks about 2 to 3 inches wide and deep.
  • Mix all the ingredients except chicken with 2 tablespoons oil in a bowl. The remaining oil will be used for greasing. When the marinade is mixed well, pat dry the chicken with a paper towel, and add the drumsticks in the marinade. Let the chicken marinate for a minimum of 30 minutes. Ideally a marinade time of 6 to 8 hours works great for all the spices to soak in. But if you are in a rush you can do 30 minutes. Cover and let it sit in the refrigerator.
  • When you are ready to cook, grease the air fryer basket with oil. I grease mine by rubbing, brushing, or spraying, a little bit of oil on the bottom grate. Then, follow your air fryer directions for preheating to 350°F for 5 minutes. When it’s preheated, working in batches, place the chicken in a single layer. 
  • Cook the chicken at 360°F for 10 minutes. Turn, drizzle some oil and cook for another 10 minutes. Finally increase the temperature to 370°F and cook for another 5 to 10 minutes until the skin is brown and crisp. Check after the final 5 minute mark (25 minutes) and turn it around for the last 5 minutes.
  • Finally, Using a  meat thermometer ensure that the chicken has reached an internal temperature of 165ºF before serving.

Notes

Every air fryer is different so check the temperature. You can increase the time if it isn’t done or decrease as per your air fryer.
Do not over crowd the air fryer basket.
Keyword Air Fryer Tamarind Tandoori Chicken, Air Fryer Tandoori Chicken, Air fryer tandoori chicken tamarind, Grilled tandoori chicken, Spicy Tangy Chicken Curry, Tamarind Chicken, Tamarind Grilled Chicken
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My name is Shilpa Tiku. I am a foodie and love experimenting with different cuisines. Originally a Kashmiri, born in Mumbai and currently live in Dallas.

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