Indian spices and yogurt make a simple and quick marinade for chicken, making this an ideal weeknight supper entrée, whether the marinade is prepared a day ahead or the day you wish to serve it.
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Stir together the yogurt, garlic, ginger, lime zest & juice, garam masala, paprika, chili powder, cayenne (if using) and salt & pepper in a large dish. Add the chicken thighs and toss well to coat completely. Cover and chill for at least 30 minutes, or up to 24 hours.
Preheat the oven to 400ºF.
Arrange the coated chicken thighs on a foil lined baking tray and bake for about 25 minutes, until fully cooked. Serve over rice.