For the chicken
- 8 Chicken thighson the bone, skin removed
- 2 tbsp Lemon juiceplus wedges to serve
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 large knob Butter
For the marinade
- 125 g Plain yogurtfull-fat
- 4 cloves Garliclarge, minced
- thumb-sized piece Gingerpeeled and chopped
- ½ - ¾ tsp Hot chilli pepperpowder
- 1 tsp Cuminpowder
- 1 tsp Garam masala
- 1 tbsp Vegetable oil
BBQ Tandoori-style Chicken
BBQ tandoori-style chicken is a firm favorite in my house. This traditional Indian dish is famous all over the world. Tandoori gets its name from the clay cylindrical oven it cooks in: a tandoor. Tandoori chicken is a dish which requires marinating chicken in yogurt and spices before cooking it in a tandoor or on a barbecue if you don’t have a tandoor handy!
Start by marinating the chicken thighs in lemon juice and salt. Before marinating, slash each thigh three times down to the bone. This will encourage the thighs to cook more quickly and evenly. Make a yogurt marinade by combining yogurt, garlic, ginger, chilli powder, cumin, garam masala and vegetable oil. Marinate the chicken overnight before cooking on the barbecue or grill. Serve with melted butter and lemon wedges.
To make the BBQ tandoori-style chicken, you will need the following ingredients:
Steps to make BBQ Tandoori-style Chicken
Marinate chicken with lemon and salt
In a small bowl, combine 125 grams of yogurt with 4 minced garlic cloves, chopped ginger, ½ - ¾ tsp red chilli powder, a teaspoon each of cumin powder and garam masala, and 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil. Mix until smooth. Pour the marinade over the chicken. Cover and leave to marinate for a minimum of 3-4 hours in the refrigerator (overnight is best).
Heat barbecue or grill
Heat your barbecue to a medium-high heat. If you prefer to cook indoors, heat the grill to its highest setting and line a baking sheet with foil.
Cook the chicken