I love love love Tandoori Chicken. If you make this by slathering chicken with a store bought spice and yogurt, you are not alone, but if you want to try something amazing this recipe is for you. Tandoori is derived from the work Tandoor which is basically a large clay pot that is used to cook food. Coal is lit at the bottom and creates a tunnel of heat to submerge skewers of chicken and meat. Tandoori is basically the kind of marinade used in Chicken, Fish or Shrimp although some people now apply this marinade to Paneer Crab and even Turkey.
As with every recipe, everyone has their own secret blend. Mine isn’t such a big secret since I have published the recipe a few times before. I also like to use this recipe to cook the Chicken that finally goes into a Butter Chicken. Recently I made this live on my FB page, here is a link if you missed it –
As I write this, it’s already fall, but we had a sudden turn of weather for the better. Instead of the colder fall temps, the sun was out and the day warm. We decided to just grab some food and drinks and get out there for one last hurrah before mother nature realized she screwed up. Top of mind of me was making a batch of Tandoori Chicken, from scratch and with a lot of love to share with my family and friends.
Although I have shared this recipe before both on my YouTube channel and my blog, this new and improved video and recipe is amazing – enjoy!
It all started with a traditional picnic basket I inherited from a close friend. I was so determined to use it, yet summers came and went and the picnic basket lay all alone in my basement storage. This year I was determined to use it and make it the star of the show in my photos and videos. With a great picnic basket comes great responsibility and I knew that the sandwiches it carried needed to be amazing! These Tandoori Chicken rolls are packed with flavor and are the perfect size to eat at a picnic.
This recipe starts with perfectly grilled Tandoori Chicken and is made into a spread enhanced with fried onions and coriander.