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February 15, 2011

Tandoori and 5 Spice - 2 Chicken Barbecues with One

This is a tandoori chicken barbecue baked in a convection oven. They are also called turbo or fan ovens. I think they are the closest thing to the tandoor oven although no as hot but the fans ensure the same temperature that reaches the top and bottom of the food and often with best results.

These masalas almost look the same but they taste very differently. Label them so you won't mistake one from the other.

Whenever I get a good sized chicken I oftentimes do two recipes like this one. I made 2 barbecues with different flavors. One half is Chinese 5 spice and the other half Indian tandoori. Both barbecues are favorites in the house and got an ardent request yesterday.
For the tandoori you will need half a chicken that have been skinned and scored. Then marinate it for at least 30 minutes with 2 tbsp of tandoori barbecue masala, 2 tbsp of ginger- garlic paste, 1/4 cup yogurt and 1/4 cup finely chopped coriander and mint leaves. Season with salt. Then bake in a 350F oven for about an hour or less. Put the chicken on a rack for better roasting. I use a portable convection oven for quicker result.
For the 5 spice, you need the other half of the chicken with the skin and score it as well. Marinate it for at least 30 minutes with 1 tbsp of 5 spice powder, 1 tbsp of sesame oil, 3 garlic cloves put through a press, 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar. Season with salt and cayenne pepper powder. Bake for at least 45 minutes to an hour for crispier skin.


This oven is ideal for small things to bake. It browns and crisps everything beautifully.

Both are best enjoyed with salad of cucumber, tomatoes and onions.

19 comments:

  1. tandoori chicken looks delicious and beautiful.

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  2. Tandoori chicken! Mmmmmm... Love it!

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  3. omg!!! this tandoori looks really tasty! here in italy it's dinner time... I'd like to bite this chicken!

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  4. I looooooove tandoori chicken, I used to make it quite often, I have a lovely clay pot that makes it taste fantastic, thanks for reminding me :))) Diane

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  5. I don't know about this oven..... anyway this chicken is in my dreams ...now!!!!

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  6. This looks wonderful - like I just want to take a huge bite!!! Nice salad idea too - perfect!

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  7. Que delicia! como siempre me dejas boquiabierta!
    me encanta!
    Besos!
    Nasy.

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  8. I love both recipes. They look and sound very delicious ♥

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  9. What a great combination of spices!!....I have not heard about the convection oven, it seems I have to look at it to make tandoori food that I love!!.....excellent as always!!.....Abrazotes, Marcela

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  10. The are both grand - and it's always good for me to have a new chicken recipe (we eat it twice a week!). Am partial to the tandoori - the spices excite. Don't have a convection oven so my good old service-able oven will do.

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  11. Very very very good!!!!!Bravissimo, ciao

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  12. This recipe is amazing, your food is full of flavor and color. I love it.

    ;)

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  13. This is mouthwatering! I'm hungry now!

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  14. Delicioso, me encanta el tandoori, y cocinado en ese horno seguro ke te ha kedao superjugoso!

    Besosssss

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  15. Looks fantastic, I am sure my kids would love
    this :)

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  16. delicious! the marinates for tandoori chicken looks pretty tasty to me. the 5 spice chicken sounds quite similiar to one of the common wedding dishes we have over here, it's very nice..the ingredients are almost similiar but they fried/roasted that in oil instead of baking it with little maltose added for marinating..i'm very sure this taste just as good!

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  17. I'm glad I found this recipe. I bought a jar of 5 spice because it sounded good but haven't figured how to use it. Now I can try it and what is also good is that your instructions are for a convection oven.

    ToasterandConvectionOvens.com

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