Uncle Bill's Barbecue Tandoori Chicken

READY IN: 5hrs 25mins




  • Remove all skin and fat particles from chicken pieces and discard.
  • Using a sharp knife, make several incisions about 1/4" deep in each chicken piece.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine tomato paste, ginger, minced garlic, pepper flakes, chili pepper, yogurt, coriander, cumin, salt curry powder, saffron strands and olive oil; mix well.
  • Add chicken pieces to mixture and turn to coat on all sides.
  • Cover and marinate chicken for at least 5 hours or overnight; keep in the refrigerator.
  • Spray barbecue grill with a no-stick vegetable spray.
  • Preheat barbecue to medium-hight heat.
  • Place chicken pieces directly on grill.
  • Barbecue on medium-high heat for 20 to 25 minutes, turning once.
  • While barbecuing, baste chicken with any left over sauce.
  • To ensure that the chicken is fully cooked, take a knife and cut into the thickest piece of chicken; there should be no pink showing.
  • Serve hot or cold.
  • Saffron strands may be purchased at most super markets.
  • I do not use saffron powder.
  • If desired, leave the skin on the chicken pieces.
  • You may also make this recipe using all chicken breasts, (boneless or bone-in).