Dinner just became a whole lot more tasty with our Tandoori Chicken Thighs. This recipe is bursting with fresh, unique flavors that amp up this chicken dish and make it so flavorful. Besides improving the taste of food, did you know that herbs and spices have antibacterial and antiviral properties? And many contain more disease-fighting antioxidants some than fruits and vegetables. We added so many nutritious ingredients and flavors into this recipe so you can cut back on added sugars in store-bought marinades. Our tandoori chicken thighs are ideal for a BBQ and easy to prep for busy weekday nights!
This recipe features Icelandic Provisions Skyr, added as a thick, creamy marinade for the chicken because it is less tart than Greek yogurt and more flavorful than other dairy alternatives. Icelandic Provisions uses authentic Heirloom Skyr Cultures that have been treasured and preserved in Iceland for hundreds of years, giving it its distinct flavor. With a high protein content and abundance of vitamins and minerals, the Skyr marinade in this recipe is both a nutritious and tasty addition to an already “spiced-up” meal!
Ghee is clarified butter that is used in South Asian cooking techniques. Why choose ghee over butter or another oil? Ghee is shelf-stable and practical for high-heat cooking. Ghee, like Fourth and Heart, is made from grass-fed cows and is higher in Vitamin A, D, E, K and CLA. Ghee is also rich in butyric acid, which can help your gut digest different foods. Plus, you can purchase ghee in a shelf-stable jar or even as a cooking spray, and there’s various flavors from which to choose.
In a medium bowl add Icelandic Provisions Skyr and lemon juice. Mix well. Add garam masala, paprika, ginger, red pepper flakes, coriander, cumin, turmeric, fenugreek, and garlic, and whisk until well combined. Set aside.
Place chicken in a small bowl and coat with the skyr sauce, making sure to save some extra sauce for later.
Cover and place the chicken in the refrigerator and marinate for 5 to 60 minutes or overnight, depending on your taste preference. Note: the longer the chicken marinates, the stronger the flavors will become.
When the chicken is ready, preheat the grill, and grease the grates with ghee or cooking spray to prevent the chicken from sticking. Place chicken thighs on grill and cook for about 4-5 minutes. The chicken should be nicely browned and slightly charred on one side.
Flip chicken and spoon remaining marinade on top. Grill for another 4-5 minutes, or until chicken has reached an internal temperature of 165° Fahrenheit.
Place the chicken on a serving platter, garnish with lemon slices and mint leaves, and serve.
Serving size: 4 ounces Calories: 225 calories, Fat: 8 grams, Saturated fat: 2.5 grams, Carbohydrates: 7 grams, Sugar: 3 grams, Sodium: 113 milligrams, Fiber: 1 gram, Protein: 31 grams, Cholesterol: 5 milligrams
Disclosure: Triad to Wellness is a nutrition communications consultant for Icelandic Provisions. All opinions are our own. We were not compensated for this post.