Tandoori Chicken

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One of the best tandoori grilled chicken recipes around, and boy is the chicken tender and moist...this tandoori will become a favorite of yours for sure! (Note: plan ahead, the chicken needs to marinate overnight)

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  • add   1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • add   1 teaspoon coriander
  • add   1 teaspoon cumin
  • add   2-3 cloves fresh minced garlic
  • add   2 teaspoons paprika
  • add   1 tablespoon grated gingerroot
  • add   2 1/2-3 lbs chicken pieces
  • add   1/2 cup chopped chutney (optional)
  • add   salt and pepper
  • add   1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • add   1 medium cucumber, sliced (optional)
  • add   16 ounces plain yogurt


  1. Rinse chicken, pat dry.
  2. Place the chicken in a plastic bag, set into a deep bowl.
  3. For marinade: Combine yogurt, gingerroot, garlic, paprika, cinnamon, cumin, coriander, salt, pepper and cloves; pour over chicken pieces in the bag, close marinade bag in the fridge overnight, turning bag occasionally.
  4. Remove chicken from bag, RESERVE marinade.
  5. Place chicken pieces, bone side down in center of grill; grill until chicken is tender, and the juices run clear, brushing with reserved marinade during the last 10 minutes of grilling time.
  6. Serve with chutney and sliced cucumber if desired.
  7. Note: the chicken may be done under the broiler, but it is best done on the grill.