Tandori Chicken

A classic Indian dish!
Prep Time: 12 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Keyword: Chicken, healthy recipes, Indian Food, makecaloriesgreatagain, mcga, recipes, Tandori Chicken
Cooking Method: Grilled
Food Category: Chicken
FoodOrDrink: Food


  • 4 ea Chicken Legs & Thighs Skin Removed. Can sub other chicken cuts if wanted.
  • 1 cup Yogurt Plain
  • 3 tbs Olive Oil
  • 4 cloves Garlic Minced
  • 2 tsp Coriander
  • 1 tsp Tumeric
  • 2 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tbs Garam Masala See notes.
  • 1 tbs Paprika
  • 2 tbs Lemon Juice
  • 2 tbs Ginger Freshly grated
  • 1 tsp Salt


  • Gather your ingredients.
  • Combine all ingredients (other than the chicken) into a bowl. Mix well.
  • This will be the marinade for the chicken.
  • Cut deep slits into the chicken. This will help ensure the marinade and flavor penetrates the meat fully.
  • Dip your chicken into the marinade. Be sure to get the marinade into those slits you cut.
  • Place the chicken into a container in the fridge for at least 6, and up to 12 hours.
  • Over direct heat, grill your chicken. Flipping once.
  • Pull the chicken when internal temp hits 165 degrees.
  • Serve & Enjoy!


  • Here’s my recipe for Garam Masala.
  • This chicken pairs great with my Masala Dip.
  • This dish is traditionally made with the legs / thighs of the chicken.  That said, you can use any other cut you want.  Just keep in mind to not let it dry out while you grill it.
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