Tandoori -Style Yogurt-Marinated Chicken Legs for the Grill

Total Time
24hrs 25mins
Prep 24 hrs
Cook 25 mins

This is tandoori chicken adapted for the grill, plan ahead the chicken needs to marinate overnight in the yogurt, I have made this recipe many times, it's wonderful! :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a processor blend 1-1/2 cups plain yogurt with the next 9 ingredients (the lemon juice to cayenne pepper) until smooth and well blended; transfer to a large bowl; mix in the remaining 1 cup yogurt with a wooden spoon.
  2. Add in the chicken and toss to coat.
  3. Cover and refrigerate over night.
  4. Prepare the grill to a medium-high heat.
  5. Place the marinated-coated chicken on the grill, do not wash off the yogurt marinade, but discard any marinade from the bowl.
  6. Grill the chicken (about 12-13 minutes per side) basting with melted butter the last 5 minutes of cooking on both sides, season with more salt and pepper if desired while cooking.
  7. Delicious!


Most Helpful

I could not discard the yogurt marinade, the smell was too good. I grilled the legs in the oven. 10 Minutes before serving I spooned the rest of the marinad on the chicken and I grilled until brown.
Delicious with this sauce and rice together. Thanks for the recipe!

awalde January 30, 2011

Kitten - this was awesome!! I made this a couple nights ago and my husband, myself and Rose scarfed this down - Rose kept asking for more! We will be adding this to our regular dinner rotation!

Mom2Rose December 20, 2007

Delicious and healthy. Kittencal has another winner here. I marinated for more than 24 hours! I will be making this again.

JOY1998 January 16, 2013

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