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 182g 280%
  • Carbs 7g 2%
  • Saturated 47g 235%
  • Fiber 1g 3%
  • Trans 1g
  • Sugars 2g
  • Monounsaturated 82g
  • Polyunsaturated 37g
  • Protein 37g 74%
  • Cholesterol 391mg 130%
  • Sodium 1,368mg 57%
  • Calcium 79mg 8%
  • Magnesium 44mg 11%
  • Potassium 556mg 16%
  • Iron 3mg 16%
  • Zinc 3mg 18%
  • Phosphorus 393mg 56%
  • Vitamin A 226µg 25%
  • Vitamin C 5mg 8%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 11%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 10%
  • Niacin (B3) 10mg 48%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 23%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 12µg 3%
  • Vitamin B12 3µg 42%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 4mg 20%
  • Vitamin K 13µg 17%
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