Barbecued Tandoori Chicken

    40 min

    An Indian-inspired paste made from an assortment of spices is the secret to this spicy barbecued chicken recipe. No long marinating time is required; the chicken can marinate in the time it takes to get the charcoals hot.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon crushed chillies, such as Schwartz
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
    • 2 tablespoons water
    • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets

    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Preheat barbecue for high heat.
    2. In a medium bowl, mix curry powder, crushed chillies, salt, ginger, paprika, cinnamon and turmeric with water to form a smooth paste. Rub paste into chicken breasts, and place them on a plate. Cover, and allow to marinate for 20 minutes.
    3. Brush cooking grate with oil. Place chicken on the barbecue, and cook 6 to 8 minutes on each side, until juices run clear when pierced with a fork.


    If you're looking for a dairy-free tandoori recipe, this is perfect. But for a more authentic tandoori, try substituting the marinade's water with yoghurt.

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    This recipe was fantastic it had tasted just like the curry houses, i used it on one chicken breast diced and cooked it with some onion and freshly chopped tomato it was brill thank you for posting it  -  28 Sep 2010


    I done a BBQ Saturday for my close family. Tried this for the first time and it went down a treat. They were very impressed!  -  22 Aug 2011


    Used different ingredients. this recipe was brill i didn't have any ground cinnamon in the cupboard so i replaced it with the same amount of ground allspice also i used 1 diced chicken breast nd cooked it with some onion, 2 chopped fresh tomatoes and a handful of fine beans chopped it made it into more of a tandoori curry which tasted great  -  28 Sep 2010