Indian-Style Grilled Chicken

Kitchen Tested
  • Yield 8 servings
  • Prep 10 mins
  • Cook 15 mins

Indian spices provide a nice change-up for grilled chicken.

grilled chicken
Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn

This grilled chicken has an American twist—the addition of hot sauce. If you like your food less spicy, start with 1/4 cup.


1/2 teaspoon black pepper 
1 teaspoon ground cumin 
1/2 teaspoon coriander 
1 teaspoon chili powder
2 teaspoons garam masala
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup hot sauce, such as Frank's Original Hot Sauce
3/4 cup plain yogurt
1/4 cup heavy cream
4 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons soy sauce
Cooking spray
8 chicken bone-in thighs


  1. Combine all ingredients (except cooking spray and chicken) in a large bowl; stir until well blended. Add chicken, turning to coat well. Cover and refrigerate at least 8 hours and up to 24 hours.
  2. Prepare grill and spray grate with cooking spray.
  3. Remove chicken from marinade and place on a platter. Discard marinade. Grill chicken skin side down over direct heat with the grill cover closed 6 to 8 minutes; turn and grill second side 6 to 8 minutes.

Recipe by Chef Jon Ashton.



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