Tandoori Grilled Chicken makes the perfect summer meal that you can marinate the day before and throw on the grill when you get home. The tandoori marinade is full of flavor and the turmeric makes this a superfood to add to the list.
When you think of superfoods you might not think of spices, especially turmeric, but it is a powerful spice. Not only is the flavor rich and bold, but it also offers your body nutritional benefits. I use turmeric a lot in many of the dishes I cook from this Moroccan Carrot Red Lentil Soup to this Indian Spiced Vegetable Chickpea Soup to this Curried Chicken and Rice Casserole. Today’s Tandoori Grilled Chicken is the perfect summer dish to add to your grilling rotation. The marinade comes together in 10 minutes and your grill does the rest of the work.
If you aren’t familiar with turmeric it is a plant and turns into a bright yellow spice. It is a great way to add color and spice to your dishes and is often used in curry dishes. It is an anti-inflammatory agent and for many years has been used in medicinal medicine. It is known to be an antioxidant. In today’s Tandoori Grilled Chicken recipe there are actually a wide variety of spices used including ginger, cumin and cayenne red pepper.
I love marinading my chicken before grilling because it helps to hold in the juices while it grills, creating a tender chicken breast with tons of flavor. Once we are done grilling the chicken I like to garnish this chicken with freshly chopped cilantro and serve it with a side of pita bread, brown rice and a simple side salad.
Summer isn’t over yet, so get that grill fired up and enjoy every last minute, and while you are at it include this superfood in!
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Recipe inspired by Cooking Light Global Kitchen
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