Tandoori Chicken (recipe included)

Hi everyone…I was looking back at the blog last night to get a sense of how much we’ve put on (both on the blog and around the waistline!) and I came across our recipe for Tandoori chicken only to notice that I hadn’t posted the ingredients or process.  So, here goes: Tandoori Chicken on the Big Green Asian Egg!

  • 1 cup plain yoghurt (not the light stuff…go full fat!)
  • 1/4 cup of freshly squeezed lime juice (approx. 4-5 limes)
  • 2 tbsp freshly chopped cilantro or in our case Chinese parsley
  • 6 cloves crushed garlic
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • 2 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 tsp red curry paste (I use mild and then crank up the heat with chili peppers and cayenne pepper)
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 chili pepper (I removed the seeds but if you want more heat, keep them in)
  • 2 tbs peanut oil
  • 1 chicken, skinned and quartered
  • red and yellow natural food colouring for that tandoori look (and be super careful as I was a dork and smashed a bottle of the red and what a mess – my leg and hands will be red for weeks!)
The marinade is simple – combine all the above ingredients into a food processor bowl and pulse the contents with a steel blade for about half a minute. Prepare your chicken by removing all the skin and excess fat.  Score a few lines into the meat and place your quarters into a large lock top bag.
Pour the marinade in, coating your chicken thoroughly, then remove as much of the air out of the bag as possible.  Place the bag into a bowl and back into the fridge for 24-30 hours!  When tomorrow comes, remove the chicken and disgard the marinade. Get the grill up to 500 F (260 C) with your platesetter in and legs up, set for indirect cooking. Place the chicken quarters on a lightly oiled grid and grill for 30 minutes or if you’re using a thermometer, make sure it reaches about 165F (74C).

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Overall Heather Rating: 6/10

About rmatla

Roman and Heather live in Singapore with their two children, Alex and Kalyna. Their lives were changed forever when Roman bought a Big Green Egg! Roman began his adventures in grilling and not to be out done, Heather stepped in up in the desserts department. Together they make grilling and dessert magic and love to share the results online! Enjoy the blog and do leave us a comment or two! View all posts by rmatla

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