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Tandoori Grilled Chicken Recipe
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Tandoori Grilled Chicken

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"Lose yourself in a flavorful grilled Indian treat - marinated, char-grilled chicken. Good with warm grilled pita breads and mint chutney!"

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    1 hr 45 mins


  1. Preheat grill for medium heat.
  2. In a large bowl, mix yogurt and tandoori spice. Reserve 1/2 cup for basting. Add chicken to remaining sauce, and marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  3. Brush oil over grate to prevent sticking, and place chicken on the grill. Cook chicken for 5 to 6 minutes per side, basting with reserved yogurt marinade frequently. Serve hot.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 25, 2004

Very delicious and easy to prepare...I served with naan bread and some steamed basmati rice. The garam masala is a little sweet, making the chicken a little too "cinnaminy" and it needed some salt, too. That may cut down on the sweetness a bit. I used 2 pounds skinless, bone-in drumsticks and thighs like the Indian restaurants. I will be making this again!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 02, 2005

It seems like some ingredient(s) must be missing from this recipe. The flavour was terrible...


9 Ratings

Jun 04, 2006

This was good, I did add a few more spices - cumin, curry, and a small amount of tumeric. The mango chutney on the side complimented it very well(see photo). We cooked the chicken on skewers on the BBQ, I also marinated some cubed sweet potatos too and grilled them as well, the yogurt marinade didn't soak into the sweet potatoes as much but they still had an Indian flavor. I'll make this again for sure!

Jun 01, 2009

For being just about the simplest recipe on the site, this is quite tasty! I've made it twice and haven't changed a thing. Simple and yummy.

Apr 07, 2009

This was a good base recipe - nothing was wrong with it, but it was nothing to write home about either.

Jun 11, 2012

I followed the directions but used the Greek yogurt we had on hand. I, like others, felt it was a bit plain. I made sautéed spinach with it and mixing the two together was nice. Next time I think I will take the advice of a few others and add a little something more. Also, I'm no Indian food expert, but I have Tandoori Marsala spice...but this recipe doesn't call for any Tandoori. Not sure why Tandoori is in the name.

Jul 05, 2015

So simple yet such a crowd-pleaser. Served at recent cookout. Cubed the chicken and grilled as kabobs with mushrooms and bell peppers. As quickly as they left the grill, they were gone.


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  • Calories
  • 296 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 30.9 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 68 mg
  • 23%
  • Fat
  • 4.7 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 1.8 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 31 g
  • 62%
  • Sodium
  • 346 mg
  • 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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