In the spirit of summer and avoiding cooking in a hot kitchen, we wanted to share with you one of our favorite recipes for the grill. Tandoori Chicken is a traditional Indian dish that can easily be translated over from the kitchen to the grill with minimal preparation and maintenance, leaving you more time to enjoy the beautiful summer weather.
1 pound boneless chicken breast (or approximately 4 breast halves)
1 cup plain yogurt
Juice of ½ lemon
1/3 cup of tandoori masala (a traditional Indian spice blend available for purchase at most Indian specialty grocers)
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
Mango chutney (also available for purchase at most Indian specialty grocers)
Cut each chicken breast into 4 pieces. Mix the yogurt, lemon juice, tandoori masala, cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper in a mixing bowl. Add the chicken and mix until the chicken is evenly coated. Let marinate for 2 hours. If you are using wooden skewers, soak them in water for 2 hours so they will not burn while grilling. Place 4 pieces of chicken on a skewer, leaving space between each piece. Spray grill with a nonstick pan coating and grill roughly 3 minutes on each side (for a total of 6 minutes). Dip the chicken in mango chutney to your liking and serve with grilled vegetables for a complete meal. Enjoy!