Grilled Chicken Skewers (Tandoori Murghi)

Grilled Chicken Skewers (tandoori Murghi) Recipe

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Vicki Butts (lazyme)


Nice Indian skewers. The chicken needs to marinate for at least 1 day, so plan accordingly.

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2 tsp
cumin seeds
whole cloves
1/4 c
whole milk plain yogurt
3 Tbsp
garlic, chopped
3 Tbsp
fresh ginger, peeled, chopped
1 1/4 tsp
chili powder
1 1/4 tsp
1 tsp
1 lb
boneless skinless chicken breast
bamboo skewers
lime wedges, for serving

How to Make Grilled Chicken Skewers (Tandoori Murghi)


  • 1In an electric coffee/spice grinder finely grind cumin seeds and cloves.
  • 2In a blender blend ground spices with remaining marinade ingredients until smooth.
    Cut chicken breasts crosswise into 1/4-inch thick strips and in a large sealable plastic bag combine with marinade.
  • 4Seal bag, pressing out excess air, and turn bag several times to coat chicken well.
  • 5Marinate chicken at least 1 day and up to 2.
    White chicken is marinating, soak skewers in water at least 1 hour.
  • 7Prepare grill (or preheat oven to its highest temperature, 500 to 550 degrees F.).
  • 8Oil grill rack (or lightly oil a shallow roasting pan large enough to hold the skewers in one layer.).
  • 9Remove skewers from water and pat dry.
  • 10Thread 1 piece chicken lengthwise onto each skewer and grill on an oiled rack set 5 to 6 inches over glowing coals, turning over once, until just cooked through, about 5 minutes.
    (Alternatively, in a lightly oiled shallow roasting pan arrange skewers in one layer and roast in middle of oven.).
  • 11SERVE skewers with raita and lime wedges if desired.

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About Grilled Chicken Skewers (Tandoori Murghi)

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Indian

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