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5 from 9 votes

Tandoori Chicken Marinade

This has been adapted from The Food of India - Authentic Recipes from the Spicy Subcontinent.
Prep Time3 hrs 30 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time3 hrs 42 mins
Course: Pantry
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: easy chicken marinade, homemade marinade, tandoori marinade recipe
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 69kcal


  • 1 lb chicken thighs boneless, skinless
  • 2 tbsp chili paste separated
  • 1 lemon juiced and separated
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp ginger paste
  • 2 cloves garlic smashed
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • Few drops Chemical Free red food coloring


  • Make cuts on the flesh of the chicken and place in a bowl with 1 tablespoon of chili paste, 1/2 lemon juiced and salt. Rub all over chicken and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Next add the remaining ingredients to the bowl of chicken and rub all over to mix and cover completely. Refrigerate for 3 hours.
  • Grill chicken until cooked through and slightly charred. I grill at 350°F, 3 minutes first side, flip and 6 minutes, turn again then 1-2 minutes more depending on thickness of chicken. Allow to cool and shred. Use in recipe above or serve with slices of lemon.


Calories: 69kcal | Carbohydrates: 3.4g | Protein: 3.8g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1.8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1.7g | Cholesterol: 6.4mg | Sodium: 183.4mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 2g