Tandoori Chicken Wings
Recipe from Diabetic Living

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.


Tandoori Chicken Wings

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Servings: 16
Serving size: 3  drummettes
Prep Time: 45 mins
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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)
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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