Rotisserie Tandoori Chicken

Rotisserie Tandoori Chicken
Rotisserie Tandoori Chicken. Lauri Patterson/Getty Images
  • 2 hrs 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 2 hrs
  • Yield: 4 plates (serves 4)
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Instead of individual tandoori chicken pieces, try the whole chicken rotisserie style. This is actually an authentic way to cook tandoori chicken, particularly if it is done over charcoal. Delicious indeed.

What You'll Need

  • 1 whole chicken, about 4 pounds/1.8 kg
  • For the Marinade:
  • 1 cup/240 mL plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL sweet paprika
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL olive oil
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons/10 mL salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons/7.5 mL cumin, ground
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL​ turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL cayenne pepper

How to Make It

Combine all marinade ingredients in a small bowl. Remove giblets and wing tips from chicken. Wash out the chicken cavity and pat dry. Place chicken in a deep dish, coat with yogurt mixture, cover and allow the chicken to marinate in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours.

Preheat grill. Remove chicken from dish and discard marinade. Place chicken on rotisserie spit and cook over indirect medium-high heat for 2 hours, or until the internal temperature reaches between 165 and 170 degrees F.

(75 degrees C.) If heat is too high, reduce and cook over medium heat instead. Once cooked, remove from heat and loosely tent with aluminum foil. Let chicken rest for 10 minutes before carving.

Learn how to cook a Rotisserie Chicken Step by Step.

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 1185
Total Fat 67 g
Saturated Fat 19 g
Unsaturated Fat 27 g
Cholesterol 387 mg
Sodium 1,555 mg
Carbohydrates 16 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Protein 124 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)