Tandoori Chicken is a very basic staple of Indian cooking, so why had I not tried this yet? I’ve even grilled on a Tandoor Oven, yet haven’t really tried a true yogurt spice based marinade.
This recipe is an easy version I’ve only slightly adapted from the Fine Cooking 2010 Grilling edition. Every year I buy all the “grilling editions” of all the magazines, save them up, and pull them out for reference all year long. I’m really glad I found this one. And I have lots of Asian inspired satay/skewer recipes coming up to continue my far-East “Kick”! Stay tuned for more! Or should I say- “Sa-tay” tuned for more – LOL!
Combine all ingredients but the chicken to create the marinade. Marinate the chicken thighs in the yogurt dressing for a minimum of 30 minutes.
Heat a grill to 400 degrees and create a direct and indirect cooking zone. Coat the grill grates with canola oil or grill spray so the chicken does not stick. Next, grill the chicken thighs on indirect heat for 4 minutes each side or until the internal temperature registers 160 degrees with a meat thermometer (I recommend a thermapen).
Next, grill the chicken on direct heat for 2 minutes per side to crisp the skin. Remove from heat and tent under foil for 10 minutes.
Goes great with a green salad with Tahini dressing and grilled veggies.