Tandoori Chicken Wings

Tandoori Chicken Wings

Cooked in a clay oven (a tandoor), this delectable, traditional dish has a signature deep red color and a tantalizing flavor. With this recipe for spicy chicken wings, you can enjoy the Indian classic on your buffet.

Recipe from Diabetic Living
SERVINGS
16
SERVING SIZE
3  drummettes
PREP TIME
45 mins

Tandoori Chicken Wings

Cooked in a clay oven (a tandoor), this delectable, traditional dish has a signature deep red color and a tantalizing flavor. With this recipe for spicy chicken wings, you can enjoy the Indian classic on your buffet.

Recipe from Diabetic Living
Recipe from Diabetic Living
Tandoori Chicken Wings
SERVINGS
16
SERVING SIZE
3  drummettes
PREP TIME
45 mins
Ingredients
  • 5   pounds chicken drummettes* (about 50 drummettes)
  • 1   medium onion, cut into wedges
  • 1  8  ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1  6  ounce carton plain fat-free yogurt
  • 1   tablespoon ground coriander
  • 4   cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
  • 2   teaspoons chopped fresh ginger
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons salt
  • 1   teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1   teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 - 1   teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1/4 - 1/2  teaspoon red food coloring
  • 2   whole cloves
  •  Lemon wedges (optional)
  •  Thin wedges red onion (optional)
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Directions
1. 
Place the chicken drummettes in a 3-quart rectangular baking dish; set aside.
For the tandoori masala:
1. 
In a blender or food processor, combine onion, tomato sauce, yogurt, coriander, garlic, ginger, salt, cumin seeds, garam masala, cayenne pepper (if desired), red food coloring, and whole cloves. Blend to a very smooth paste. (The color should be deep red.)
2. 
Pour the tandoori masala over the chicken drummettes; turn chicken drummettes to coat. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 4 to 24 hours.
3. 
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Arrange as many of the chicken drummettes on the unheated rack of a broiler pan as will fit in a single layer. 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.
4. 
Transfer drummettes to a serving platter. Repeat baking and broiling the remaining chicken. If desired, serve with lemon and red onion wedges. Makes 16 servings (about 3 drummettes each).
*Test Kitchen Tip:
1. 
If you cannot find chicken drumettes, use 25 chicken wings instead. Cut off and discard tips of chicken wings. Cut wings at joints to form 50 pieces.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 119, Fat, total (g) 4, chol. (mg) 62, sat. fat (g) 1, carb. (g) 3, fiber (g) 0, pro. (g) 16, sodium (mg) 363, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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