Grilled Tandoori-Style Chicken

Visiting the Pacific Northwest is always a treat for me.  I get to do some cooking with my daughter and son-in-law, visit some great wineries, and play with my granddaughter, of course!

On this day we visited Adams Bench Winery located in Woodinville, Washington to pick up my son-in-law's Collectors Club shipment.  We tasted some fine red wines while visiting with the winemaker and his wife.  It was a great afternoon.

We had a lovely bottle of wine with our dinner....Grilled Tandoori-Style Chicken...yum.

Grilled Tandoori-Style Chicken

1 1/2 Tbsp ground cumin
1 1/2 tsp curry powder
1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp cayenne (We used Peri Peri.)
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
3 Tbsp red wine vinegar
1/2 cup non-fat plain Greek yogurt
2 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs (trim excess fat)
3 Tbsp chopped cilantro

Mix the cumin, curry powder, salt, garlic powder, ginger, and cayenne in a medium bowl.  Heat the oil in an 8-inch skillet over low heat.  Stir the spices into the oil and heat until they bubble and become fragrant, 30-60 seconds.  Return the spice blend to the bowl and stir in the vinegar and then the yogurt.  Add the chicken thighs and toss to coat evenly.  Let sit 10 minutes or cover and marinate in the refrigerator for up to 12 hours.

Grill on medium high for until one side has dark grill marks, 5 to 8 minutes on one side (depending upon the size of the thighs).  Turn and continue to grill until well marked on the other side (5 to 8 minutes, depending upon the size).  Move the thighs to a platter and allow to rest for 5 minutes. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro before serving.



  1. This sounds great! I've been dying to grill something:@)

  2. This looks so delicious. Thankfully we live in Texas and warmer days are in the forecast so we can fire up the grill.

  3. That is a great looking plate of chicken Kathy - I don't believe I've had any Tandori dishes.

  4. Hi Kathy. Washington is on my bucket list for visiting wineries. Very good flavors come from there. And love this chicken recipe. So many good spices. Saving this one for when our grill unthaws.

  5. Yummm! The chicken looks absolutely delicious!

  6. Sounds like a delicious dinner, so full of flavor. Sounds like a fun day, of course being with grandchildren is always the best.

  7. The recipe sounds fantastic. I've only had Tandoori at Indian restaurants; it would be fun to make it at home. So you had a pinot noir with this. Lovely. xoA

  8. This looks delicious and it's been too long since we've had anything Tandoori style. Actually it's been so long that we used regular yogurt. :)

  9. This has to be delicious! I haven't cooked a Tandoori dish in ages and this would be a great one to try. Sounds like you had a great time with your family!


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