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
Tandoori Chicken Wings
3  drummettes
45 mins
by 4.0 2  people
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  • 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)
Place the chicken drummettes in a 3-quart rectangular baking dish; set aside.
For the tandoori masala:
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.)
Pour the tandoori masala over the chicken drummettes; turn chicken drummettes to coat. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 4 to 24 hours.
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.
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:
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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