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.

4
Servings
209
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

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
8g
33%
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Carbohydrate, by difference
2g
2%
Protein
5g
11%
Vitamin A, RAE
27µg
4%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
3mg
4%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
8µg
9%
Calcium, Ca
36mg
4%
Choline, total
4mg
1%
Folate, total
7µg
2%
Magnesium, Mg
7mg
2%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
55mg
8%
Selenium, Se
5µg
9%
Sodium, Na
70mg
5%
Water
41g
2%
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.