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3.34 from 9 votes

Indian Tandoori Chicken Recipe

Marinate the chicken for this recipe in yogurt, spices, and lemon juice before being grilled.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Marinating Time1 d
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 332kcal
Author: Katie Wells



  • Cut small slits in the chicken and place it in a bowl or shallow dish.
  • In a bowl, combine the salt, yogurt, garam masala, and turmeric.
  • Juice one of the lemons and finely chop the onion and garlic and add the juice, onion, and garlic to the yogurt mixture.
  • Spread the yogurt mixture over the chicken.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 24-48 hours.
  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium high heat and cook the chicken until the center is no longer pink and it is cooked through (about 15-20 minutes depending on grill heat).
  • Cut the remaining lemon into wedges and garnish the chicken with cilantro and lemon wedges.


You can double the ingredients for the marinade and easily have enough to marinate 5 pounds of chicken. 


Calories: 332kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 188mg | Sodium: 844mg | Potassium: 906mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 120IU | Vitamin C: 31.8mg | Calcium: 108mg | Iron: 1.9mg