Tandoori Chicken with Raita

A cool cucumber sauce tones down the heat in this spicy grilled chicken recipe.

Tandoori Chicken with Raita
Servings: 4 Prep 10 mins Chill 30 mins Grill 25 mins


  • 1 1/4 cups plain yogurt
  • 1 kirby cucumber, peeled, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon garam masala spice blend (such as McCormick)
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 bone-in, skinless chicken breasts (about 3 pounds), cut in half diagonally

Make It

1. For raita, stir together 3/4 cup yogurt, cucumber, lemon juice and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a small bowl; set aside.

2. In another small bowl, stir together remaining 1/2 cup yogurt, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, ginger, garam masala and cayenne. Place chicken in a baking dish and spread yogurt mixture over top. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 30 minutes.

3. Heat gas grill to medium-high or prepare charcoal grill with medium-hot coals. Lightly coat grill with nonstick cooking spray or oil. Grill chicken, covered, about 20 minutes over direct heat, turning every 5 minutes. Then move chicken to indirect heat for 5 minutes or until internal temperature measures 160 degrees on an instant-read thermometer. Serve with raita.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 4; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 359, Fat, total (g): 6, chol. (mg): 168, sat. fat (g): 3, carb. (g): 6, fiber (g): 1, pro. (g): 66, sodium (mg): 649, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.