Air Fried Tandoori Chicken

Air Fried Tandoori Chicken
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Air Fried Tandoori Chicken done the same way as your standard Tandoori Chicken. Can you still get the charred pieces? Yep and maybe even a bit better in the air fryer.

Serve this up with some Rice and Samosas with Red Samosa Dipping Sauce or use the Red Samosa Dipping Sauce to toss the Tandoori Chicken for an East Indian Style BBQ Chicken Dish.


For this recipe I use Chicken Drumsticks, Skin on. No Scoring. Which is just a matter of preference. You can remove the Skin or Score the Chicken for a deeper absorption of the Tandoori marinade if you’d like.

Tandoori Masala

I am currently developing a JAHZKITCHEN brand of Tandoori Masala. However, Kissan Tandoori Masala may be used just as well and in the same amounts.

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Tandoori Masala Products


The Marinade consists of the below ingredients and is pretty standard for Tandoori Chicken. Optionally add minced Garlic & Ginger to elevate those flavors or Chilies to add some heat.

  • 1/4 C Yogurt & Neutral Oil
  • 2 Tbl Tandoori Masala
  • 1 – 2 Tbl Lemon Juice

Mix the above together well and place the chicken in. Toss to ensure each piece gets coated and refrigerate for 1 hour or more. Longer marination is better resulting in Chicken where the flavors have penetrated into the Chicken a bit more.

Air Frying Tandoori Chicken

Place the chicken in a single layer with space between each piece. Air Fry at 400 F for 25 minutes.

Remove and allow to rest before serving.

Air Fried Tandoori Chicken

Air Fried Tandoori Chicken

Tandoori Seasoned and Marinated Chicken Air Fried.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
marination time1 hour
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Air Fried Tandoori Chicken, Air Fryer Recipes, Tandoori Chicken, Tandoori Chicken Air Fryer
Servings: 4 portions
Author: JAH


  • Air Fryer


  • 8 Chicken Drumsticks


  • 1/4 C Neutral Oil
  • 1/4 C Yougurt
  • 2 Tbl JAH Tandoori Masala - – or use Kissan Tandoori Masala
  • 1 Tbl Lemon Juice


  • Combine the Marinade ingredients together and mix well. Add the Chicken, cover and refrigereate for a minimum of 1 hour. Longer is better.
  • Place the Chicken into the Air Fryer in a single layer with space between each piece. Air Fry at 400 F for 25 minutes. Flipping over halfway if desired. Let Rest 10 minutes before serving.


This can be served with a side of Red Samosa Dipping Sauce or Brushed unto the Chicken for an East Indian Style BBQ Tandoori Chicken.
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