Friday, August 1, 2014

Grilled Tandoori-Style Chicken

Remember how I am loving grilling things this summer? When I came across this Indian recipe in my Savoring the Seasons from Our Best Bites I had to try it! I am not sure how authentic this recipe really is, but it sure tasted great to us!

Preparation Time: 10 minutes (plus 8-24 hours marinading time)
Grilling Time: 15-20 minutes


8-10 boneless, skinless chicken thighs (I used chicken breasts and cut them up)
3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 lemon, zested and then juiced
4 cloves chopped garlic
1/3 cup chopped white onion
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon paprika
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon turmeric


Place chicken in a large, heavy-duty ziplock bag.

Place all remaining ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Pour the mixture into the bag with the chicken and toss to coat all the chicken pieces.

Place in the refrigerator to marinate for at least 8 hours.

When ready to grill, preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Lightly oil grill grates to avoid sticking. Remove the chicken pieces from the bag and allow excess marinade to drip off. Place the chicken on the grill and close the lid. Let it cook 4-6 minutes before flipping chicken over. Then cook an additional 4-6 minutes on the other side. If you use a thermometer (like I do, allow the chicken to reach a temperature of 165*F (74*C).

Eat with some rice and/or naan bread and enjoy :)