Grilled Spiced Chicken

Grilled Spiced Chicken
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Grilled Spiced Chicken

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.  

Need inspiration for what other seasonings to add to your grilled chicken? Click here to see our Best Grilled Chicken Recipes.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
21g
30%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
11mg
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
3g
2%
Protein
5g
11%
Vitamin A, RAE
2µg
0%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
3mg
4%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
14µg
16%
Calcium, Ca
33mg
3%
Choline, total
8mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
4µg
1%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
11mg
3%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
64mg
9%
Selenium, Se
5µg
9%
Sodium, Na
20mg
1%
Water
39g
1%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Grill Shopping Tip

Think twice before buying a thicker piece of meat; a 2-inch thick steak takes four times (not twice) as long as 1-inch thick steak to cook.

Grill Cooking Tip

If you're cooking something that's been marinated, make sure to pat the item dry before it hits the grill. Any sugar in the marinade will burn.