Grilled Spiced Chicken


  • 1/2  Cup  plain yogurt
  • 3 Tablespoons  fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons  extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon  chopped fresh ginger
  • 2 Teaspoons  ground turmeric
  • 2 Teaspoons  ground cumin
  • 2 Teaspoons  ground coriander
  • 2 Teaspoons  salt
  •   3 to 3 1/2 pound chicken, skin removed, cut into 8 pices
  • 3 Tablespoons  canola oil

Spice things up this barbecue season with adding masalas to your chicken recipe! The yogurt and turmeric result in a tender, succulent chicken and the yogurt in particular balances the spices in this dish.  

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In a large container, combine yogurt, lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, fresh ginger, ground turmeric, ground cumin, ground coriander, and salt making sure the spices are evenly mixed with the yogurt.

Cut shallow incision in the chicken pieces at about 1/2-inch intervals. Add chicken to the bowl with yogurt-spice mixture and coat evenly, rubbing the yogurt-mix in the incisions. Marinate for at least 1 hour and up to 8 hours. 

Light the grill. Grill the chicken over moderately high heat, basting with oil, for 10 minutes. Turn and cook, basting with the remaining oil, until just done, about 10 minutes longer for the breasts, 12 for the thighs and drumsticks.


Calories per serving:

1,806 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb Sugar Conscious, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 727g 1,118%
  • Carbs 28g 9%
  • Saturated 188g 940%
  • Fiber 3g 13%
  • Trans 4g
  • Sugars 7g
  • Monounsaturated 328g
  • Polyunsaturated 149g
  • Protein 147g 295%
  • Cholesterol 1,564mg 521%
  • Sodium 5,470mg 228%
  • Calcium 315mg 32%
  • Magnesium 174mg 44%
  • Potassium 2,226mg 64%
  • Iron 12mg 64%
  • Zinc 11mg 73%
  • Phosphorus 1,571mg 224%
  • Vitamin A 906µg 101%
  • Vitamin C 18mg 30%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 45%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 40%
  • Niacin (B3) 38mg 192%
  • Vitamin B6 2mg 90%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 48µg 12%
  • Vitamin B12 10µg 167%
  • Vitamin D 3µg 1%
  • Vitamin E 16mg 78%
  • Vitamin K 53µg 66%
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