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Grilled Tandoori Chicken

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Grilled tandoori chicken is a twist on the traditional Indian roasted chicken recipe. These grilled chicken thighs are juicy, flavorful, and easy to make!

grilled tandoori chicken thighs on a plate next to raita sauce

Typically, tandoori chicken is cooked in a tandoor clay oven (the same you would use to make naan). But since I don’t have one of those, I cook my version over a charcoal grill. You can use a gas grill, too, but charcoal will give it a little more characteristic flavor.

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 (affiliate link) and a host of other spices, including spicy red pepper and paprika.

The flavors are good, but not overly intense for kids. And pairing it with the cooling dip helps, too!

How do I serve this to my family?

We love this tandoori chicken recipe and will be making it a ton this summer. Oh, and the kids gives it their seal of approval as well – anything you can dip is a gold star! Try dipping this in homemade cucumber raita!

Make this a complete meal by serving it with homemade sourdough naan, easy jeera rice, and a simple mango lassi.

 Indian spiced grilled chicken thighs with yogurt sauce

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Yield: 4 servings

Grilled Tandoori Chicken

grilled tandoori chicken thighs on a plate next to raita sauce
Grilled tandoori chicken is a twist on the traditional Indian roasted chicken recipe. These grilled chicken thighs are juicy, flavorful, and easy to make!
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients

Marinade:

  • 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

Instructions

  1. In a large ziplock bag, combine all the ingredients for the marinade.
  2. 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.
  3. In a medium bowl whisk together the ingredients for the dipping sauce. Cover and chill at least 10 minutes.
  4. Grill chicken 7 minutes per side, or until cooked through. Enjoy!

Notes

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 292Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 143mgSodium: 890mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 38g

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recipe slightly adapted from Cooking Light Gluten Free Cookbook, 2011
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