AIR FRIED TANDOORI CHICKEN

Air Fried Tandoori Chicken is a must-try recipe! It’s healthier and tastier than what you’d get at an Indian restaurant and it’s so easy to make! I marinate chicken legs in a creamy, well-spiced, yogurt-based marinade. and then cooked in an air fryer. Resulting in a tender and juicy chicken.

Air-Fried Tandoori Chicken

Tandoori chicken originated from the Mughlai cuisine & is one of the most popular chicken appetizers that stole the hearts of many across the globe. You can read more about that here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tandoori_chicken

This recipe will give you soft, juicy, flavorful, and delicious grilled chicken with bursting flavor. Traditionally Tandoori Chicken is almost always made in a clay oven called tandoor. Since most of us don’t own a clay oven, with this recipe I cook it in an air fryer. You can even make it on the grill to mimic that same flavor. You can also use an oven. 

Tandoori Chicken made in the air-fryer

a little about the tandoori chicken marinade

So tandoori chicken is all about the marinate. It’s the marinate that is a bit tangy from greek yogurt and the robust flavor all the spices add, is unbeatable. I am a spice fanatic and I add a lot of cayenne pepper for myself but it’s a totally optional ingredient. If you prefer the mild flavor, just skip the cayenne pepper. The traditional recipe uses food coloring but I don’t feel the need for artificial color since paprika and turmeric give a nice enough color to this dish.

This tandoori chicken recipe yields spicy chicken that is soft and juicy. Because these are spicy but not hot, my kids enjoy them as well. I don’t use any food coloring as the turmeric and paprika add a good enough color, making it healthy and delicious! You can serve it with naan, salad, or even grilled or roasted veggies. Tandoori Chicken pairs well with my cilantro mint chutney, click on the link for chutney recipe https://ketowithmona.com/2020/09/08/keto-smack-chicken-with-cilantro-mint-chutney/

How to make The Tandoori chicken marinade

Add all the marinade ingredients to a large bowl
Add the chicken to the marinade
Massage the chicken with the marinade, I suggest using gloves to do this step. Once the chicken is marinated, cover and rest in the fridge for at least 30 minutes or up to 24 hours. Longer marinating time will result in tastier chicken.

How to cook the air fried tandoori chicken

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Air Fried Tandoori Chicken

2g Net Carbs per seving
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Resting Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian, Pakistani
Servings 4 people
Calories 350 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Pull the skin back and make slits on the chicken using a sharp knife and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, mix all the other ingredients and whisk together until you have a thick paste,
  • Add the chicken and rub the marinade on the chicken really well, getting into all the cuts you made.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to up to 24 hours. The longer you leave the chicken to marinate, the better the flavor.
  • Spray some nonstick cooking spray on the bottom of the air fryer and arrange the chicken.
  • Spray the top with oil and cook at @370° F for 30-35 minutes, turning it halfway or until the chicken is done.
  • You can also bake this chicken in a preheated oven at 450° F for 30-35 minutes.
  • Another option is to grill on a gas or charcoal grill.
  • Serve with a salad.

Notes

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Nutrition

Serving: 2piecesCalories: 350kcalCarbohydrates: 3.1gProtein: 43.2gFat: 18.3gFiber: 1.1g
Keyword easy chicken recipe, quick tandoori chicken
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AIR FRYER MALAI CHICKEN KEBABS

These kebabs are so easy to make and so flavorful. Making them in the air fryer makes cooking and cleanup a pinch!

One of my favorite food is kebabs, I mean anything on a stick instantly becomes fancy and more appetizing. If you have a grill, the probability is that you have made some version of chicken kababs. The word malai translates to cream. Kebabs are a staple in our cuisine, and there are so many different variations. These kabobs are all about the marinade. The traditional recipe usually has some gram flour added to it but my recipe is free of any type of flours or starches, making it low in carbs.

The easiest way to make these is in the air fryer. Cooking and cleanup are super easy this way but you can cook them any way you like. Traditionally these would be made on a charcoal grill, and I do love that flavor that you can only get from charcoal grilling. But it’s cold out and that doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy my favorite food. You can also bake, broil or grill them on an indoor grill.

The ingredients may seem unusual to you but trust me, the end result are juicy and flavorful kebobs. I marinate the chicken pieces in a mixture of garlic, ginger,  jalapeño, mint, cilantro, shredded mozzarella, heavy cream, and full fat greek yogurt. I only use cumin, salt and pepper to spice it up. Yes I know what you’re thinking. But trust me, this combination is bomb. So are you up for indulging in the best kebobs made in the air fryer?

Air Fryer Malai Chicken Kebabs

2g Net Carbs
No ratings yet
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Resting Time (optional) 20 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian, Pakistani
Servings 4
Calories 230 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 Jalapeño remove the seeds for mild
  • 2 tbsp mint leaves
  • 2 tbsp cilantro leaves
  • 1 oz mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1 tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp greek yogurt I use Fage 4%. It’s the lowest in carbs
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil or any oil of choice
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 lbs boneless skinless chicken thigh or breast if you prefer
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • non stick cooking spray to prevent sticking, it also helps the chicken brown

Instructions
 

  • Blend the garlic, ginger, jalapeño, mint leaves, cilantro, mozzarella cheese, heavy cream, Greek yogurt, lime juice, and avocado oil in a blender.
  • Cut the boneless skinless chicken thighs into cubes.
  • Pour the marinade over chicken, add salt, pepper, and cumin. Mix, cover and set aside for 20 minutes or refrigerate for up to 24 hours.
  • Preheat the air fryer at 370° F for 5 minutes.
  • Thread the chicken onto the skewers and air fry for 8-9 minutes, then turn the skewers and cook for additional 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • If you don’t want to use an air fryer, you can bake these on a baking tray lined with parchment in preheated oven at 475° F until golden. Or grill on and indoor or outdoor grill. 
  • Serve with a side salad and my cilantro mint chutney.
  • Click on this link the chutney recipe, also makes a great salad dressing https://ketowithmona.com/2020/09/08/keto-smack-chicken-with-cilantro-mint-chutney/

Notes

All recipes reflect approximate nutrition values for your convenience. Data is gathered by MyFitnessPal. Nutritional values can vary for each recipe based on variables such as measurement accuracy, different brands of ingredients, and so on. We make every effort to be as accurate as possible, but if exact calculations are required, user is advised to make their own calculations. Recipe author is not a nutritionist or dietician and recipes are not to be considered as any nutritional or medical advice. As with any diet, please consult your doctor before making changes to your diet.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases with no cost to you.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/4 recipeCalories: 230kcalCarbohydrates: 2.6gProtein: 18.9gFat: 16.2gFiber: 0.6g
Keyword air Fried Chicken, air fryer kebabs, easy chicken kebabs, malai chicken kebabs
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