Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Tandoori Chicken

We had the missionaries over for dinner last night. They were really nice, but I always struggle when deciding what to feed them because I want to make sure there is always enough they don’t feel bad to take more and everyone’s tastes are so different I would hate to serve something they didn’t like.

This recipe seemed to do pretty well, makes a lot easily and they enjoyed it. Oh yeah, can’t forget my disclaimer: this is a recipe passed down to me from my mom, Carol. If you like it I’ll give you her email address and you can thank her Open-mouthed smile haha. I’m teasing, mom. Maybe.

Alright so for the sauce you’ll need; yogurt, garlic, onion, chili powder, coriander, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice.
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In a blender mix all of the above ingredients. It should be a tangy, but not too tangy, yumminess.

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Take your chicken, I used drumsticks this time, but feel free to use whatever part you like. Give each piece a slash or two and brush with the sauce.
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Broil on high for about 10 minutes each side until done.
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I serve on a bed of rice slathered in sauce and a side of broccoli. This is my son’s plate. I served his plate before the missionaries arrived to let it cool, but was too embarrassed to take pictures of my own plate once the got here, so this is what you get. haha

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Yummy yummy stuff. My boys are awesome, they gobbled it down – starting with the broccoli! Love them!

Here’s the recipe. It’s really not super exact, once I mix it up, I’ll adjust to taste.

Tandoori Chicken: (this is the original recipe, I always double it because we like lots of sauce)
  • about 3 lbs chicken (breasts, thighs, drumsticks, whatever you like)
  • 1 onion diced
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 1 tsp worchestershire sauce
  • 1/2 C plain yogurt
  • 1/4 C lemon juice
Remove skin from chicken and slash a couple times. Combine remaining ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Brush on chicken. Broil 10 minutes on each side until done.


  1. This dish sounds really good!

    1. It's a favorite for sure! Let me know how you like it. Thanks for your comment Jeni, have a fun weekend!

  2. Good Evening Alex, This sounds like a lovely recipe, so you will have to pass my thanks on to your mum.
    My daughter lives in India and we buy all our Indian spices whilst we are there. I love Indian food and Tandori chicken is something we all enjoy in my house, so thank you for the recipe.
    I have enjoyed my visit and found you through Sherry at The Charm of Home. I have become a new follower and I look forward to getting to know you.
    I would like to invite you to visit me at Ivy, Phyllis and Me! as you will be so welcome.
    Best Wishes to you,

    1. Thank you Daphne, I'll pass it along. :D What a fun adventure, your daughter living in India! Thank you for following along, I hope to get to know you better too. I'm heading over to your blog now. Have a great weekend!

  3. Looks like a great recipe! I love a quick dinner, they are my favorite kind! :)

    1. My favorite kind too. I hope you like it! Thanks for coming by, hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

  4. This looks great! I'm always looking for new ways to cook chicken, can't wait to try this!
    Following you on Twitter! Krista@ Far From Normal

    1. Thanks for following along, Krista. And thank you for your comment, I hope you enjoy this recipe. Take care and hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

  5. Oh my this looks so good! I'll have to try it! Thank you for sharing!

    I found you though the Blissful and Domestic Feature Friday Linky Party.

    Have a great week!

    -Sofia @

    1. Thanks Sofia. I hope you like it as much as my family does! Have a wonderful day!

  6. This sounds delicious...and so simple! Thanks for sharing, you and your mom :)

    1. hehe thanks Lisa! I'll tell my mom. haha. I just tease her because she gave me some grief a while back for claiming a recipe as 'my own' when it came from her. But what I meant was it didn't come from Pinterest or anything. :D I hope you enjoy it! Have a wonderful week.

  7. This looks SO GOOD! I bet it would be divine over quinoa! Visiting from The Chicken Chick.

    1. Hmmm, I had never thought of that before. I will have to try that too. Thanks for the idea Stacy!

  8. Looks great!

    1. Thanks Allison! We sure love it at my house.


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