Tandoori Chicken Wings

Tandoori Chicken Wings
Photo: Peter Krumhardt
Prep Time:
45 mins
Marinate Time:
4 hrs
Bake Time:
25 mins
Broil Time:
6 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 5 pound chicken wing drumettes* (about 50)

  • 1 8 ounce can tomato sauce

  • 1 6 ounce carton plain fat-free yogurt

  • 1 medium onion, cut into wedges

  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander

  • 4 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped

  • 2 teaspoon chopped fresh ginger

  • 1 ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds

  • 1 teaspoon garam masala

  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)

  • ¼ teaspoon red food coloring

  • 2 whole cloves

  • 1 recipe Raita


  • 1 6 ounce carton plain low-fat yogurt

  • ½ cup chopped tomato

  • ½ cup chopped seeded cucumber

  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh parsley

  • 2 cloves minced garlic


  1. Place the chicken drumettes in a 3-quart rectangular baking dish; set aside.

  2. For tandoori masala, in a blender or food processor combine tomato sauce, yogurt, onion, coriander, garlic, ginger, salt, cumin seeds, garam masala, cayenne pepper (if desired), food coloring, and cloves. Cover and blend or process to form a very smooth paste (the color should be deep red).

  3. Pour tandoori masala over chicken; turn chicken to coat. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 4 to 24 hours.

  4. Preheat oven to 400°F. Arrange chicken in a single layer on the unheated rack of a large broiler pan. (If necessary, bake and broil the chicken in batches.) Bake for 25 minutes. Turn oven to broil. Broil chicken 4 to 5 inches from the heat for 6 to 8 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink and pieces just start to blacken, turning once halfway through broiling. Serve chicken with Raita.


  1. In a small bowl combine yogurt, tomato, cucumber, parsley, garlic.


If you can't find chicken drumettes, use 25 chicken wings. Cut off and discard tips of chicken wings or reserve for making broth. Cut wings at joints to form 50 pieces.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

327 Calories
23g Fat
4g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 327
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 146mg 49%
Sodium 483mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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