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Yogurt and Tamarind Marinated Grilled Chicken

Yogurt and Tamarind Marinated Grilled Chicken
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  • 3/8 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 tablespoon tamarind paste (Asian supermarket)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/8 cup canola oil
  • 3/4 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon garam massala
  • 1 1/8 lbs boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 lemon, cut into 6 wedges (optional)


• In a large mixing bowl combine the yogurt, tamarind, garlic, canola, salt, and cayenne and garam massala.

• Add the chicken, mix and make sure the chicken is covered with the marinade. 

• Cover and marinate for a minimum of 4 hours but 8 is preferred. 

• Preheat a grill, barbeque or stovetop cast-iron grill to high heat (if doing this indoors makes sure you switch on your exhaust fan, there will be smoke whilst grilling on the high heat. (Doing this in a pan does not work for me; it makes a mess and does not brown so well, grill or barbeque gave me a better result). 

• Grill the breasts 4 minutes on each side, then again 4 minutes on each side. 

• Check or the thighs are done, if still pink continue grilling. 

• Serve with the lemon wedges