Grilled Tandoori Chicken Kebabs

  • Author: Vanessa | Maple + Mango
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 25 min (plus marinade time)
  • Yield: Serves 4-6 1x
  • Category: BBQ Recipes


This Tandoori Chicken Kebab recipe is super easy to make on the grill and the results are tender and delicious!



  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite sized pieces
  • Optional: 1 onion and red bell pepper cut into chunks
  • Metal or bamboo skewers


  • 1 cup plain yogurt (I like Bulgarian or Greek style)
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 thumb-sized knob of ginger, peeled
  • 1/2 small onion, peeled
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp Himalayan or sea salt
  • Pinch of cayenne or to taste


  1. Place marinade ingredients in a blender or food processor and blitz until smooth.
  2. Combine chicken pieces and marinade in a container, glass dish or large Ziploc bag.  
  3. Place in the fridge to marinate for at least 3-4 hours or overnight.
  4. Thread the chicken onto skewers.  Option to alternate with some onion and bell pepper chunks.
  5. Cook on a preheated grill over medium/high heat for approx. 10 minutes or until cooked through, turning occasionally to brown all sides.  Let rest for 5 minutes before serving.


  • I like to use flat metal skewers like these ones since they prevent your food from spinning.
  • If using bamboo skewers, remember to let them soak for 20 minutes before threading on the chicken.
  • Serving suggestions: basmati rice, naan bread, grilled veggies or salad, cucumber raita