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Hands down the BEST grilled tandoori chicken skewers you will ever throw on the grill this summer. The secret is in the SUPER flavorful long marinade and homemade tzatziki sauce.
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The Best Grilled Tandoori Chicken Skewers

Hands down the BEST grilled tandoori chicken skewers you will ever throw on the grill this summer. The secret is in the SUPER flavorful long marinade and homemade tzatziki sauce.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Marinating Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients

Tandoori Chicken

  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into 2-in pieces

Tzatziki Sauce

  • 1-1/2 cups plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh cucumber
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons fresh minced parsley
  • 2 tablespoons fresh minced mint
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Tandoori Chicken

  • In a large bowl, whisk yogurt garlic, ginger, all the spices and season with salt and pepper to taste. Place chicken cubes in marinade toss until they're evenly submerged in the marinade. Cover with plastic wrap and marinade chicken in fridge at least 2 hours or overnight.
  • Once chicken is done marinating, remove from marinade and pat dry. Discard marinade. Thread chicken onto wooden skewers. (for best results, soak skewers in water 10-15 minutes to prevent them from breaking while grilling)
  • Grill tandoori chicken over medium-high heat 4-5 minutes on each side, turning occasionally until chicken registers 165F, about 8-10 minutes of cook time total. Keep chicken warm.
    Alternatively if you don't have access to a grill: in a large skillet, pan sear the skewers in 1-2 tablespoons vegetable oil, turning occasionally until chicken is browned and registers 165F.

Tzatziki Sauce

  • In a small bowl, whisk all sauce ingredients until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Serve tandoori chicken skewers hot with tzatziki sauce. Enjoy!

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