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Tandoori Grilled Chicken

What are you throwing on the grill tomorrow in celebration of July 4th? Not sure? Not all that thrilled about your menu plan? Want to wow friends and family? Ready for something new, healthy, and delicious to sizzle over hot coals?

I’m so glad. Rest assured, you’re in the right place.

My friend Cara recommended this recipe when I was looking to feed 16 hungry mouths by way of grilling. She said her family loved how moist the meat turned out. And that is key. Untreated chicken plopped on the grill usually results in one of two things 1) rubbery and/or 2) dry. And tasteless…always tasteless.

I knew this chicken was good when nearly all 16 guests grabbed for the chicken over burgers. Huh, I would’ve never guessed. Smart cookies. And they all loved it. Plates cleared, praising my Grill Master skills.


Tandoori Grilled Chicken adapted from Confections of a Foodie Bride, as seen on Cara’s Cravings

1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
1/3 cup packed cilantro
1 heaping tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
2 cloves of garlic
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp ground coriander
6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, about 5 oz each


In a blender, combine all ingredients except for the chicken. Process until smooth. Trim the chicken breasts of any remaining fat and place in a large bowl. Pour in the yogurt mixture and stir to coat completely. Refrigerate for several hours, or overnight (the longer, the better.)

Preheat grill to medium-low heat and oil the grates or mist with nonstick cooking spray. Grill the chicken for about 20 minutes, or until cooked through, turning only once. Remove from the grill and tent with foil until ready to serve. Serves 6.

Nutrition Information (per serving): 165 calories; 1.7 g. fat; 69 mg. cholesterol; 154 mg. sodium; 1.8 g. carbohydrate; 0 g. fiber; 34.3 g. protein

Result: The perfect piece of grilled chicken? One of the best pieces I’ve ever had, anyways…delicious! Moist, juicy, and full of flavor. A definite crowd-pleaser! Simple, too! Enjoy!


This recipe makes me love summer all the more 🙂

Question: What have you grilled up this weekend, or plan to grill up for the 4th?

P.S. Thanks for the birthday wishes! 😀

Be well,

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  1. July 3, 2011 / 10:40 am

    A belated Happy Birthday!! Wishing you all things beautiful and delicious this year and always – you deserve it!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Wow, I’m so excited about this gorgeous marinade! Love all the ginger, and the Greek yogurt!

    P.S. Has Gina mentioned August 7th to you yet?? ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. July 3, 2011 / 10:57 am

    Happy belated birthday Nicole!! I love this recipe – I may make it for my Friday grill at my office next week. ๐Ÿ˜€

    Have a great 4th!!

  3. July 3, 2011 / 11:32 am

    Mmmm, I love marinating chicken in yogurt – it keeps it so juicy!

  4. July 4, 2011 / 3:12 am

    Happy belated birthday!
    This chicken looks amazing! I’m going to my parents for the 4th where they have quite the spread. Have a great day!

  5. July 5, 2011 / 8:51 am

    Glad it worked out so well!

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  7. July 6, 2011 / 8:23 pm

    I had a grilled boca burger ๐Ÿ™‚ Now I’m not a huge meat eater but even this chicken recipe sounds delicious! I’ll have to add it my to eat list.

    Hope you had a good Fourth!

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