Tandoori Chicken Kebabs
Cuisine: Indian
Author: Rachel Hanawalt
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 25 mins
Who says grilling has to have an off-season? Grill to stave off the chill with these light, spicy, and delicious Indo-Pak tandoori-style chicken kebabs.
  • 2 lb chicken tenderloins
  • ½ C chopped sweet onion
  • juice from ½ of a lemon
  • 2 cloves of minced garlic
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1½ tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • ¼ tsp coriander
  • ⅛ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ C plain 2% greek yogurt
  • fresh cilantro for garnish
  • 8 skewers
  1. If you're using wooden skewers, be sure to soak them in cold water for one hour prior to skewering the chicken, so that they don't burn on your grill. For metal skewers, lightly grease them with olive oil or cooking spray. Preheat and clean your grill.
  2. Combine the onions, lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, paprika, turmeric, garam masala, coriander, cayenne, salt, and greek yogurt in the cup that came with your hand mixer, or in a blender or a food processor. Puree until smooth.
  3. Trim off the small piece of tendon that may be on some of your chicken tenderloins and then cut into 1" bite-sized pieces.
  4. Skewer the chicken, and then coat with kebab sauce. Allow them to marinade for 15-30 minutes before grilling.
  5. Grill over direct high heat (450º-550º F) for 10-12 minutes, turning 2 or 3 times. Be sure to keep the lid closed as much as possible.
  6. Serve on the skewer, or slide them off with a fork (metal skewers tend to get too hot for serving). Garnish with cilantro before serving.
*Because this recipe calls for 2 pounds of meat, for my family of 3 I like to cook half and freeze half for later use.

FREEZING INSTRUCTIONS: Make your sauce, pre-cut your chicken, combine in a freezer-safe bag, and pop into the freezer. When you're ready to use it, place it in the fridge the night before you plan to cook it and then skewer before grilling. You can even skewer the chicken ahead of time as long as you plan on using wooden ones, but I would store them in a disposable foil dish. Otherwise, they could poke holes in all your other bags and wreak havoc on your freezer!
Recipe by Simple Seasonal at https://simpleseasonal.com/recipes/tandoori-chicken-kebabs