Grilled tandoori chicken is a twist on the traditional Indian roasted chicken recipe. These grilled chicken thighs are juicy, flavorful, and easy to make!
Things have just seemed utterly crazy lately. We’re coordinating buying a house we have never been in, quite a few states away (inspections, appraisals, paperwork being faxed back and forth…). There’s our teething baby who still cannot sleep, a sensitive, clingy almost 4-year-old who just wants her mommy to play with her. Coordinating movers, trying to organize/purge/and clean the house, and things are super busy.
Most nights Joel and I look at each other at 8:30 and say “bed?!” Phew. The cool thing is that the hospital Joel will be working for is paying for our move, which means other people are coming to my house to unpack all my things. It still seems crazy to me, and weird to have people I don’t know touching my things, but at this point, I will totally take it. I am having trouble even vacuuming one rug in my house, let alone pack an entire household up.
Hey, do you know how hard it is to take a photo while holding a snotty, droopy, grumpy teething 7-month-old who really wants to grab the plate, the chicken, the yogurt, your camera, and your hair all at the same time? Not easy, my friends. Not easy.
How can their little hands be in that many places at once? I am actually quite impressed that I got two halfway decent looking photos of the grilled tandoori chicken!
Grilled Tandoori Chicken
Luckily for you, the simplicity and deliciousness of this dish will totally make up for its lackluster appearance, because this stuff is amazing. So good.
The grilled tandoori chicken recipe calls for an all-day marinade, and while that is awesome, just a few hours is good and flavorful as well.
How spicy is tandoori chicken?
Like a lot of Indian food, this grilled chicken does have a bit of spicy flavor. The chicken marinates in yogurt mixed with Garam Masala and a host of other spices, including spicy red pepper and paprika.
We love this spicy chicken recipe and will be making it a ton this summer. Oh, and Ladybug gives it her seal of approval as well – anything she can dip is a gold star!
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 2 tsp Hungarian sweet paprika
- 3/4 tsp cumin
- 3/4 tsp ground coriander
- 1 tsp garam masala
- 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
- 1/2 tsp ground red pepper
- 1 cup minced onion
- 1/4 cup minced ginger
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
- 1 TBSP lemon juice
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs
Yogurt dipping sauce:
- 1 cups plain Greek yogurt
- 1 TBSP lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp cumin
- 1/4 tsp coriander
- 1/8 tsp salt
- In a large ziplock bag, combine all the ingredients for the marinade.
- Seal, smooth to mix the marinade and coat the chicken evenly and place in the fridge to marinate for at least two hours and up to 8 hours.
- In a medium bowl whisk together the ingredients for the dipping sauce. Cover and chill at least 10 minutes.
- Grill chicken 7 minutes per side, or until cooked through. Enjoy!
- Recipe slightly adapted from Cooking Light Gluten Free Cookbook, 2011
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 292Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 143mgSodium: 890mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 38g