Tandoori Chicken Drumsticks #SundaySupper

tandoori chicken drumsticks

Today I’m so so excited to be blogging my first #SundaySupper! Sunday Supper is a fantastic food blogger movement dedicated to “bringing Sunday Supper back to the family dinner table.”

chicken drumsticks

marinating chicken for tandoori

This week’s theme is Global Street Food, and for that I’m bringing you these unbelievably delicious tandoori chicken drumsticks. I haven’t been to India (yet!), but I see tandoori being sold from street trucks all the time in New York. Though I should add, the times I’ve gotten it, it was never as good as this recipe.

Tandoori Chicken Drumsticks

I suppose you *could* eat this with a fork and knife and be all civilized, but I much preferred to just grab it with my hands and dive in. This chicken is so flavorful, not too spicy, and would be a terrific introduction for anyone not terribly familiar with Indian food flavor profiles. And while I found the drumstick to be very fitting with the Global Street Food theme of this week, you can always take this marinade and use it for chicken breasts, chicken tenders, or chicken thighs. You’ll want to adjust cooking times accordingly if you use a different cut, but they would be equally delicious. Enjoy! And be sure to check out the rest of the #SundaySupper links.

Tandoori Chicken Drumsticks

Tandoori Chicken Drumsticks

{One year ago: Cherry Sorbet}

Source: slightly adapted from Emeril at the Grill by Emeril Lagasse

12 chicken drumsticks
2 tbs canola oil, plus extra for the grill
½ cup chopped white onion
6 medium garlic cloves, smashed and peeled, divided
2 tbs plus 1 ½ tsp fresh peeled ginger, divided
1 serrano chile, sliced
1 tbs sweet paprika
2 ¼ tsp kosher salt
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground turmeric
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp garam masala
½ tsp cayenne pepper
1 ½ cups plain yogurt
2 ½ tbs fresh squeezed lemon juice
Kosher salt and black pepper
¼ cup chopped mint
1 tbs honey

Trim chicken if needed and place in a large baking dish.
Combine the oil, onion, 4 garlic cloves, 2 tbs ginger, and the serrano in a food processor. Process on high until it forms a smooth paste. Add the paprika, 1 ½ tsp kosher salt, plus the cumin, turmeric, coriander, garam masala, and cayenne and continue to process until well blended. Add ½ cup yogurt and 1 tbs lemon juice and process again to form a smooth sauce, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary. Pour the marinade over the chicken and turn to coat evenly. Cover the baking dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 4 hours and up to 24 hours.
While the chicken marinates, make the dipping sauce. In a food processor, combine the remaining 1 cup yogurt, the mint, honey, 2 garlic cloves, the rest of the ginger (about 1 ½ tsp), remaining 1 ½ tbs lemon juice, plus salt and pepper to taste. Process until smooth and well incorporated. Refrigerate until needed.
Preheat your grill to medium high and brush the grates with canola oil.
Remove the chicken from the marinade and pat it dry with paper towels. Season the chicken with salt and black pepper. Place chicken on the grill skin side down and cook for about 20 minutes total, turning and rotating at least once during the cooking process. Use a meat thermometer to ensure proper doneness. Inserted into the thickest part of the meat, it should read between 160 and 165 F when done.
When done, remove the chicken to a plate or platter and let rest about 5 minutes.
Serve the chicken with the sauce for dipping.

Be sure to check out the rest of #SundaySupper – Global Street Food edition!

Bavarian Soft Pretzels from The Foodie Army Wife
Pao de Queijo from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Gluten Free Focaccia di recco from No One Likes Crumbley Cookies
Martabak (stuffed pancake or pan-fried bread) from The Urban Mrs
Socca from Curious Cuisiniere

Carnitas Tortas from Cookin’ Mimi
Peking Street Tacos from Doggie at the Dinner Table
Schnitzelwecken {Schnitzel on a bun} from The Not So Cheesy Kitchen
Tortas de Milanesa (Pork Cutlet Sandwiches) from Juanita’s Cocina
Waffle Cone Fried Chicken from Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
Feta Chicken Kabobs from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Beef Taquitos from Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen
Tandoori Chicken Drumsticks from The Texan New Yorker
Panelle (Italian Chickpea Fritters) from Mess Makes Food
Chorizo, Chimichurri and Salsa Sandwiches from Vintage Kitchen Notes
Falafel Pita Sandwich from Mama’s Blissful Bites
Croque-Monsieur from Peanut Butter and Peppers
Chicken and Chorizo Street Tacos from I Run For Wine
Mexican Street Corn (Elotes Mexicanos) from My Other City By The Bay
Tandoori Chicken Wrap from Foxes Love Lemons
SoCal Rolled Tacos from Webicurean
Samosas from Soni’s Food
Beef and Pork Empanadas from Magnolia Days

NicaMales (Nicaraguan Street Food) from The Hand That Rocks The Ladle
Currywurst mit Pommes from girlichef
Arancinis from My cute bride
Egyptian Street Food: Koshari from Growing Up Gabel
Poutine from Noshing with the Nolands
Tokyo University Potatoes from NinjaBaking.com
Kimchi Quesadillas from Sustainable Dad
Tacos de Carne Asada from Family Foodie

Nutella Crepes from The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
Easy Apple Churros with Dulce de Leche from Daily Dish Recipes
Kettle Corn from Killer Bunnies, Inc
Hotteok from Small Wallet, Big Appetite
Funnel Cake 3 Ways from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Sweet Corn Tamale (Tamal Asado) from Basic N Delicious
Pisang Goreng (Deep Fried Bananas) from Food Lust People Love
Banana Nutella Swirl Gelato from Cupcakes & Kale Chips

Wine Pairing Recommendations For Global Street Food #SundaySupper from ENOFYLZ Wine Blog

7 responses to “Tandoori Chicken Drumsticks #SundaySupper

  1. Simply mouth watering! And welcome to #SS!

  2. Love Tandoori and these look gorgeous!!And as you said home made is way better than anywhere else 🙂 So yum!!

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