Tandoori-Style Roast Chicken

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By Joyce Goldstein

Published 1992

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Pair yogurt with aromatic Indian spices and lemon or lime juice and you have a remarkably tasty classic recipe known as tandoori chicken. The tandoor is an Indian clay oven that cooks food at incredibly high temperatures. (Tandoors are also used in Turkey.) While most of us don’t have a tandoor at our disposal, we do have broilers and ovens. And outdoor grills. Incidentally, yogurt marinades have a tenderizing effect, and this one works wonderfully on butterflied leg of lamb and lamb chops.