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Grilled Tandoori Style Chicken Recipe

Today’s Grilled Tandoori Style Chicken Recipe tastes just like it’s from a restaurant only made at home! Tandoori chicken recipes are usually tricky to make at home but not with our recipe! We make it easy to get the same taste without the tandoor oven. 

Today's Grilled Tandoori Style Chicken Recipe tastes just like it's from a restaurant only made at home! by cookingwithruthie.com

Why we love Grilled Tandoori Style Chicken Recipe

Grilled Tandoori Style Chicken gets us ready for summer and grilling season! Summer is my absolute favorite time of year. Who else loves it?!

I can’t decide if the best part is… days on the lake or at the beach, long summer nights, awesome weather, or amazing food! All I know is our Grilled Tandoori Style Chicken makes any summer activity better! It pairs beautifully with our Cucumber Mint Yogurt Sauce Recipe!

I love how easy it is to prepare beforehand (all of that marinating gives it an Aaaah-mazing flavor) and take it anywhere to grill!

Today's Grilled Tandoori Style Chicken Recipe tastes just like it's from a restaurant only made at home! by cookingwithruthie.com

What is Tandoori Chicken

Tandoori chicken is a chicken dish prepared by roasting chicken marinated in yogurt and spices in a tandoor, a cylindrical clay oven. The dish originated from the Indian subcontinent and is popular in many other parts of the world.

Today's Grilled Tandoori Style Chicken Recipe tastes just like it's from a restaurant only made at home! by cookingwithruthie.com

How to make Grilled Tandoori Style Chicken Recipe

  • Starting with the chicken score it by cutting slits into the meat ½ inch deep- several over each piece uniformly; set in fridge until use later.
  • In a small mixing bowl combine lemon juice and sea salt.
  • Coat all of the chicken in the lemon juice mixture; set in fridge to marinate for 2 hours.
  • In a small mixing bowl combine ginger, garlic, yogurt, cream, garam masala, fenugreek leaves, and cumin.
  • In a medium sauce pan heat the oil until almost hits the smoke point (shimmery) and remove from heat.
  • Add paprika, cayenne pepper, and turmeric; mix until combined and set aside until cooled.
  • Once cooled add to the yogurt mixture; mix well.
  • After the chicken is marinated coat the chicken in the yogurt mixture; and set in the fridge to marinate for another 8 hours.
  • Once the chicken is marinated; heat the grill to high and generously coat grill with cooking spray.
  • Once hot place chicken on the grill, cooking for about 6-8 minutes or until brown with char marks.
  • Cook each side for 4-6 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
  • Baste with melted butter during grilling of desired.

For this recipe, we like to use Native Harvest Non GMO Peanut Oil, Frontier Garam Masala Certified Organic, and Dried Fenugreek Leaves.

Yield: 6

Grilled Tandoori Style Chicken Recipe

Grilled Tandoori Style Chicken authentic and it's so simple to make at home! www.cookingwithruthie.com

Today's Grilled Tandoori Style Chicken Recipe tastes just like it's from a restaurant only made at home!

Prep Time 8 hours
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 whole chicken separated into 2 drums 2 thighs 2 breasts- butchered and skinless.
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ tablespoons fresh ginger, grated
  • ½ tablespoons ginger, minced
  • ⅓ cup nonfat plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon dried fenugreek leaves
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ½ cup scallions, chopped
  • ¼ cup melted butter for basting
  • Lemon wedges for garnish

Instructions

  1. Starting with the chicken score it by cutting slits into the meat ½ inch deep- several over each piece uniformly; set in fridge until use later.
  2. In a small mixing bowl combine lemon juice and sea salt.
  3. Coat all of the chicken in the lemon juice mixture; set in fridge to marinate for 2 hours.
  4. In a small mixing bowl combine ginger, garlic, yogurt, cream, garam masala, fenugreek leaves, and cumin.
  5. In a medium sauce pan heat the oil until almost hits the smoke point (shimmery) and remove from heat.
  6. Add paprika, cayenne pepper, and turmeric; mix until combined and set aside until cooled.
  7. Once cooled add to the yogurt mixture; mix well.
  8. After the chicken is marinated coat the chicken in the yogurt mixture; and set in the fridge to marinate for another 8 hours.
  9. Once the chicken is marinated; heat the grill to high and generously coat grill with cooking spray.
  10. Once hot place chicken on the grill, cooking for about 6-8 minutes or until brown with char marks.
  11. Cook each side for 4-6 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
  12. Baste with melted butter during grilling of desired.
  13. Serve warm with rice, lemon wedges, and yogurt sauce.
  14. Enjoy your Grilled Tandoori Style Chicken Recipe!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 458Total Fat: 32gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 169mgSodium: 408mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 39g

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  1. Cannot agree more with you about summer and grilling season xD
    It reminds me that is has been a very long time that I haven’t had a BBQ with my friends since we are so busy on working. Aw, gotta persuade them to have a bbq asap!!

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