Easy Sheet Pan Tandoori Chicken



Easy Sheet Pan Tandoori Chicken

Tandoori chicken is a beloved Indian dish known for its rich flavors and tender, marinated chicken. While traditional tandoori chicken is cooked in a clay oven called a tandoor, this recipe simplifies the process by using a sheet pan.

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons tandoori spice mix
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-inch piece of ginger, grated
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 green bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Fresh cilantro leaves for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, combine the yogurt, tandoori spice mix, lemon juice, minced garlic, grated ginger, salt, and pepper. Mix well to create the marinade.
  2. Place the chicken breasts in a zip-top bag or a shallow dish and pour the marinade over them. Seal the bag or cover the dish and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or ideally overnight, to let the flavors infuse.
  3. Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C). Grease a large sheet pan with the vegetable oil.
  4. Remove the marinated chicken from the refrigerator and place it on the prepared sheet pan. Add the bell peppers and red onion slices around the chicken.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and has a nice char on the edges.
  6. Garnish with fresh cilantro leaves before serving.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Marinating Time: 1 hour or overnight

Cook Time: 25-30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

This Easy Sheet Pan Tandoori Chicken recipe brings the vibrant flavors of India to your dinner table with minimal effort. Tender chicken breasts are marinated in a fragrant blend of yogurt and tandoori spices, then roasted alongside colorful bell peppers and red onions. The result is a dish bursting with flavor and a beautiful presentation.

Nutrition Information (per serving): Calories: 290kcal, Carbohydrates: 10g, Protein: 32g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 94mg, Sodium: 189mg, Potassium: 710mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 1164IU, Vitamin C: 70mg, Calcium: 134mg, Iron: 1mg

Tandoori chicken is a crowd-pleaser that’s perfect for weeknight dinners or special occasions. Its bold, aromatic spices and juicy chicken make it a standout dish. Plus, with this sheet pan method, it’s incredibly easy to prepare, making it accessible to home cooks of all skill levels.
Whether you’re new to Indian cuisine or a seasoned pro, this Easy Sheet Pan Tandoori Chicken is sure to impress your taste buds and your guests. Serve it with naan bread, rice, or a fresh cucumber salad for a complete and satisfying meal that transports you to the streets of India.

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