Indian Spiced Grilled Chicken

4.35 stars average

A simple and flavorful grilled chicken recipe, my Indian spiced yogurt marinade tenderizes lean meat to create a juicy end result your whole family will love.

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time12 minutes
Total Time22 minutes

Grilled Indian Chicken

A simple and flavorful grilled chicken recipe, my Indian spiced yogurt marinade tenderizes lean meat to create a juicy end result your whole family will love.

Indian Spiced Chicken

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Let’s be real: boneless, skinless chicken breasts can get boring when eaten night after night. Since they are naturally lean, they have a tendency to dry out quickly if not prepared properly.


Indian Spiced Grilled Chicken Gluten Free Recipe

To ensure a juicy, tender chicken breast, I love creating quick and easy yogurt marinades. Acting as a natural tenderizer, the acidity in yogurt is my secret weapon to perfect chicken every time.

Grilled Indian Chicken

Similar to lemon juice, it helps break down the proteins in the meat which results in a moist and flavorful end product.

Cucumber Raita Recipe Indian

We always have plain yogurt on hand for smoothies, tzatziki, cucumber raita and more so I love using it to throw together a quick marinade. Speaking of raita, this Indian Spiced Grilled Chicken is best served with a cool and creamy yogurt sauce on the side. In fact, I love whipping up the raita while the chicken is marinating.

All Purpose Lebanese Spice Blend by The Lemon Bowl

If you don’t love Indian flavors, feel free to use any of your favorite spices. This would be ideal for my All Purpose Lebanese Spice Blend or you could head to Mexico and add smoked paprika, cumin, and lime juice.

The options are endless…fire up the grill and enjoy.

Grilled Indian Chicken

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Grilled Indian Chicken

Indian Spiced Grilled Chicken

4.35 stars average
A simple and flavorful grilled chicken recipe, my Indian spiced yogurt marinade tenderizes lean meat to create a juicy end result your whole family will love.
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 12 minutes
TOTAL: 22 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 4 6-ounce chicken breasts (boneless skinless)
  • 1 cup plain low fat yogurt
  • 4 cloves garlic (grated)
  • ¼ cup juice of one lemon
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon garam masala
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne


  • Place chicken breasts in a large resealable plastic bag or glass dish.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together marinade: yogurt through cayenne. Pour over the chicken and marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or overnight.
  • Pre-heat the grill to high and spray with non-stick cooking or grilling spray.
  • Grill chicken breasts 6-8 minutes per side, turning once, or until chicken reaches internal temperature of 165 degrees F.


To reduce the amount of sodium, simply use less salt or look for low sodium raw chicken breasts.


Calories: 211kcalCarbohydrates: 10.4gProtein: 38gFat: 3.6gSaturated Fat: 0.8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2.8gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 10.4mgSodium: 972mgFiber: 2.2gSugar: 4.5g

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29 thoughts on “Indian Spiced Grilled Chicken”

  1. I love grilled chicken so I tried your recipe for a different flavor. It was delicious. We all loved it. It’s nice to try a different cuisine. I’ll be making it again.

    1. I have made at least 3 times . I have to increase red chili a bit and add a small amount of cumin/coriander. Very delicious. My husband is a picky eater who is from India.????

  2. First time visitor, thanks to Pinterest! These look yummy! Your right boneless skinless chicken breasts do get boring, and this is a great way to change it up a bit. Will have to add this into my dinner rotation one night to get out of the same ol’ same ol.

  3. Just cooked this last night and it was amazing! Had some left over marinade so I may go back and cook more it was so good!

      1. Definitely have a new follower :) Funny enough, they didn’t have the garam masala so I had to do a quick google search on making it and while it may not taste exactly like the garam masala out of a bottle, premade, it still tastes great!

        I had to get each of the spices individually (cumin, coriander, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, pepper) and that was actually a lot of fun! Getting the chance to smell each individual spice was a treat. I’ll have to try this again with the real garam masala.

  4. I love your recipes ! Can I make this in my 7 quart crockpot and double the amount of chicken and if so, do I double the ingredients too !!

    Thank you

  5. I need this on my grill ASAP! I love grilled chicken and a yogurt marinade sounds amazing! Your all-purpose Lebanese blend? I need to make POUNDS of it and put it on all the things! I especially love the idea of making a sando out of the grilled chicken with tzatziki sauce! MMMM!

  6. OMG, this looks SO good Liz! I have a post all scheduled for next week that talks all about my favorite way to marinade chicken…and it’s with yogurt too! Can’t wait to try this with the Indian spices!!

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