Grilled Tandoori Chicken


In this video, Chef John shows you how to make an easy version of an Indian classic, tandoori chicken. The secret is a pre-made tandoori masala spice ... See moremix. Then it’s just marinating chicken thighs in yogurt, lime juice, and the spice mix. Since there’s no oil in the marinade, Chef John shows you how to prevent the chicken from sticking to your hot, hot grill. Easy and maybe a little exotic, this chicken is delicious served with grilled scallions and a bright splash of lime juice. This grilled chicken dish requires only four ingredients. Get the recipe for Chef John's Grilled Tandoori Chicken.

Share It

The Chatter

Uma Bhat

Jul 27, 2014 1:57 PM

To make original mix, you can actually just mix cumin, crushed coriander, paprika, and crushed chili!


Jun 23, 2012 4:14 PM

Where will I find the cucumber,cilantro yogurt side dish?


Jun 22, 2012 6:34 AM

this recipe is even more authentic if you put it in the oven at 450 to 500F. If you absolutely must have grill marks (which Tandoori Chicken does not as it is usually cooked in a clay oven -Tandoor) put your chicken in the oven on a cast iron skillet with ribs. Traditionally this is made with the bone in but skin off. Shallow cuts on thee surface help cook it evenly. PS I would also add pureed garlic to the marinade and extra salt+cayenne pepper to taste.

You'll Also Like

Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken Plays71,845

Honey Mustard Grille…

Cornell Grilled Chicken Plays12,495

Cornell Grilled Chic…

Grilled Lemon & Yogurt Chicken Plays175,907

Grilled Lemon & Yogu…

Jenny’s Grilled Chicken Breasts Plays57,680

Jenny’s Grilled Chic…

Grilled Lemon Chicken Plays4,960

Grilled Lemon Chicke…

Asian Grilled Chicken Plays3,788

Asian Grilled Chicke…

Grilled Chicken Salad Sandwich Plays16,556

Grilled Chicken Sala…

Five Spice Grilled Chicken Plays155,648

Five Spice Grilled C…



    previous video:

    Five Spice Grilled Chicken



    next video:

    Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken