Tandoori Style Chicken

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Tandoori style chicken is a flavorful change from the usual grilled chicken. Marinated in buttermilk and a variety of seasonings before grilling it is great served with a green salad and your favorite flatbread.
Tandoori Style Chicken

We eat a lot of chicken because I can almost always find a great deal on it and even during the weeks when the sales are sparse it is generally the one of the cheapest per pound.

Because of that I am always on the lookout for new ways to prepare it so it doesn’t get boring. When I found this recipe for Tandoori Chicken on Life as Mom a couple of summers ago I was intrigued but unsure if my family would eat it so I didn’t make it until last summer. I have no idea why I waited so long, it’s juicy and tender with a ton of flavor without being hot.

Tandoori Style Chicken

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 4 hours, 30 minutes

Tandoori Style Chicken


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • For the
  • marinade:
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, finely minced or grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced or pressed
  • 2 teaspoons turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk


  1. Make several shallow slits in each chicken breast.
  2. Mix together marinade ingredients and pour over chicken in a non reactive bowl or zipper bag. Refrigerate several hours.
  3. Grill over medium heat until cooked through.


Total time includes a minimum four hour of marinating

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  1. This looks amazing.

  2. justinecaraway says:

    Stopping by from the Melt In Your Mouth Monday Blog Hop! http://queenofsavings.com

  3. Mimi, just found your blog. All I can say is ” WOW!” what fantastic looking recipes. I cant wait to give some of them a try. I am trying to get into menu planning, and your site is sure going to be a great help for some wonderful new meals.


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