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    Grilled Tandoori Chicken Pieces

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hrs 5 mins

    15 mins

    50 mins

    Mama's Kitchen (Hope)'s Note:

    Tandoori Chicken is a chicken dish dating back to the time of the Mughal Empire in Southern Asia; it is still popular throughout that area, as well as Central Asia. The chicken is marinated in a yogurt seasoned with garam masala - garlic, ginger, cumin, cayenne pepper, and other spices depending on the recipe. It is traditionally moderately hot, but the heat is toned down to a "mild" taste level in most Western nations. Cayenne, red chili powder, or other spices give it its red colour. Turmeric produces a yellow-orange colour. In some modern versions red and yellow food colouring is used instead. It is traditionally cooked at high temperatures in an earthen oven (i.e. tandoor), but can also be prepared on a traditional grill. You can use any cuts of chicken you like. ALLOW to marinate overnight! PLEASE adjust cooking time for smaller pieces. Wonderful with aromatic rice.

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    Garnish

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Combine lemon juice, yogurt, oil, garlic and spices in blender and blend until smooth.
    2. 2
      Pour into a ziploc bag and add chicken. Allow to marinate in the refrigerator for 12 hours or overnight, turning occasionally.
    3. 3
      Oil or spray the grill grates. Preheat grill with a hot charcoal fire on one side of the grill or GAS grill to 375 F- lighting one side only of the grill.
    4. 4
      Grill chicken on the HOT side of the grill for 3 minutes per side until all sides are grilled.
    5. 5
      Move chicken to the no heat side and cook for 40 minutes or until a meat thermometer reaches 170F and juices run clear.
    6. 6
      Wonderful served with an aromatic rice.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 09, 2009

      55

      Lovely flavor, and I only marinated it for a little under two hours, so it can only get better next time. Thanks for sharing!

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    • on April 24, 2008

      45

      We really liked this. It was easy to make, and the only problem I had was that the skin stuck to the grill. Next time I will make sure that the grates are oiled before I throw the chicken on. The flavor of this dish is very mild, so if you like it spicy, you will need to add something to jazz up the heat factor.

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    • on August 05, 2007

      55

      Fantastic! My friend from India said this is very tradtional Chicken Tandoori! We loved it!

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    Nutritional Facts for Grilled Tandoori Chicken Pieces

    Serving Size: 1 (411 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 927.1
     
    Calories from Fat 681
    73%
    Total Fat 75.6 g
    116%
    Saturated Fat 17.8 g
    89%
    Cholesterol 219.8 mg
    73%
    Sodium 223.9 mg
    9%
    Total Carbohydrate 8.2 g
    2%
    Dietary Fiber 0.9 g
    3%
    Sugars 3.2 g
    12%
    Protein 52.5 g
    105%

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