Tasty Tandoori Grilled Chicken with a Twist

Tasty Tandoori Grilled Chicken with a Twist

Subtle Indian flavours accented with a fresh peach salsa. A perfect meal for the whole family.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Indian Inspired, Mexican Inspired
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings



  • ¾ cup 175 mL plain yogurt
  • tsp 7 mL garam masala spice
  • ½ tsp 2 mL turmeric
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp 15 mL finely grated ginger
  • ¼ tsp 1 mL salt
  • Freshly ground pepper


  • 1 lb 500 g boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • ¼ tsp 1 mL each, salt and cayenne pepper
  • 3 tbsp 45 mL lemon juice, about 1 lemon

Peach Salsa

  • 2 peaches pitted and cut into ½-inch (1 cm) pieces
  • 2 tbsp 30 mL finely chopped red pepper
  • 2 tbsp 30 mL finely chopped red onion
  • ¼ tsp 1 mL each, hot red chili flakes and salt
  • 2 tbsp 30 mL lime juice
  • 1 tbsp 15 mL finely chopped fresh coriander



  1. In a medium bowl, stir yogurt with garam masala, turmeric, garlic, ginger, salt and pepper.


  1. Place chicken in a dish just large enough to hold it. Using a sharp knife, make a few shallow slashes in each piece of chicken to allow marinade to penetrate.
  2. Sprinkle with salt and cayenne. Sprinkle lemon juice over chicken, trying to get it into slashes.
  3. Pour yogurt marinade over chicken, turning to coat.
  4. Cover, refrigerate and marinate for at least 2 hours, but preferably overnight.

Peach Salsa

  1. Place chopped peaches in a bowl along with red pepper, onion, chili flakes and salt; stir.
  2. Add lime juice and coriander. Refrigerate if not using right away.
  3. Grease grill and preheat barbecue to medium-high.
  4. Remove chicken from yogurt mixture, leaving any yogurt clinging to it. Place on grill.
  5. Barbecue for 10 to 13 min, turning occasionally, brushing frequently with leftover marinade and moving to a cooler side of grill if needed, until chicken is cooked through.
  6. Serve with peach salsa.

Recipe Notes

Allow an additional 2 hours for marinating time.

Cooking Tip: Try chicken thighs for an economical change of pace in this recipe. Variation: Instead of peaches, use nectarines, and try mint instead of coriander. Kids Tip: Eliminate the chili flakes from the salsa. Per serving: Energy: 222 Calories Protein: 32 g Carbohydrate: 14 g Fat: 4 g Fibre: 1.7 g Sodium: 438 mg Calcium: 104 mg