Grilled Tandoori-Style Chicken with Cucumber Raita

Grilled Tandoori-Style Chicken

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Grilled Tandoori-style chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting Time (Estimate) 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Servings 12


  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 4 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 2 teaspoons turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic crushed
  • 2 large lemons juiced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup whole-fat Greek yogurt
  • 3 pounds chicken breasts cut into smaller pieces


  1. Combine spices, cilantro, garlic, lemon, olive oil, and yogurt in a large bowl with a cover; stir well. Add chicken pieces; cut them bite size if using skewers, or cut them into larger pieces if you place them directly on the grill. Marinate about 4 hours or more, if able.

  2. Grill over medium heat; flip and grill until cooked through. (Time depends on size of chicken pieces.)

Recipe Notes

This chicken is delicious served with Cucumber Raita, coconut rice, and a simple salad. Turn leftover chicken and cucumber raita into Tandoori-Style Chicken, Avocado and Mango Salad. You can scale down the recipe, but I like to make 12 servings to make sure I have more than one meal out of it!




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