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Grilled Tandoori Chicken Recipe

Looking for an easy Grilled Tandoori Chicken recipe? Learn how to make Grilled Tandoori Chicken using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by almajoly

Makes 4 servings



From Food & Wine's Chicken from Scratch Cookbook Menu suggestions: Indian flatbreads, such as naan, are the traditional accompaniment to tandoori. You can grill store-bought naan or other flatbread, such as pita or lavash. In summer the sweetness of grilled corn on the cob makes a nice balance to the spiciness of the chicken. Another option is eggplant, a favorite vegetable in india, sliced and grilled.

Recipe Ingredients for Grilled Tandoori Chicken

3 1/2 pounds chicken, skin removed and cut into 8 piece
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 1/2 tablespoons water
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/2 cup plain yogurt
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, chopped
1 1/4 teaspoons ground coriander
3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon cayenne
3 tablespoons canola oil

Recipe Directions for Grilled Tandoori Chicken

  1. Light the grill. Using a sharp- knife, cut shallow incisions in the chicken pieces at about 1/2-inch intervals. In a large glass dish or stainless-steel pan, combine the lemon juice, water, salt and turmeric. Add the chicken pieces and turn to coat. Let the chicken pieces marinate for 5 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the yogurt, garlic, ginger, coriander, cumin, and cayenne. Add to the chicken and lemon mixture; turn to coat. Let marinate for 10 minutes.

  3. Grill the chicken over moderately high heat, basting with oil, for 10 minutes. Turn and cook, basting with the remaining oil, or until just done, about 10 minutes longer for the breasts, 12 minutes for the thighs and drumsticks.

Categories

Chicken, Main Dish, Indian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 460.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
723
Calories from Fat
209
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
23.2g
36%
Saturated Fat
4.5g
22%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
307mg
102%
Sodium
1145mg
48%
Potassium
865mg
25%
Total Carbohydrates
4.9g
2%
Dietary Fiber
0.3g
1%
Sugars
2.5g
Protein
117.0g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 10%
Calcium 12% Iron 22%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B-
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • Very high in niacin
  • Very high in selenium
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
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