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These Tandoori Inspired Roasted Chicken Legs are crispy, seasoned with delicious Indian spices, and can be grilled or roasted.
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Tandoori Inspired Roasted Chicken Legs

Course Main
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 2 to 3


  • 6 chicken legs (clean, dried, scored)
  • 1 and 1/2 tablespoons garam masala
  • 1/2 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon smoked sweet paprika
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1/2 cup sour cream


  • Sprinkle salt and pepper on each side of the chicken legs.
  • Mix together all of the other ingredients in a bowl.
  • Add the chicken legs to the bowl making sure to coat the chicken legs with the marinade.
  • Place the chicken legs in a covered container and marinade the chicken for four hours or overnight (I prefer to marinade my chicken legs overnight for more flavor.)
  • When ready to cook the chicken, preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • Line a baking sheet with foil to allow for easy clean up. Then top the foiled pan with a baker's rack as you see in the pictures. Spray baking spray on the baker's rack then place the chicken on the baker's rack.
  • Bake the chicken for about 40 minutes. Make sure to flip the chicken half way through the cooking time.