Indian BBQ Chicken Recipe

MA's Secret Indian BBQ Chicken Recipe

Friends, come I am sharing with you my family’s special BBQ Chicken recipe that will have your guests saying “Shabash!” with each juicy mouthful! The keys are a magical marinade of yogurt, spices, and lime that tenderizes the chicken while adding an incredible depth of flavors. Then roasting the pieces over hot flaming coal to infuse that smoky charred aroma we all crave from tandoori-style cooking! 


For the marinade, we build a rich base with thick Dahi mixed in aromatic spices like garlic, ginger, garam masala, and chili. The tang of lime, sugar, and spice transforms the simple chicken pieces into wondrous kebabs bursting with mind-blowing taste once they get that delicious kiss of smoke from the BBQ! Follow my tips to achieve perfect charring outside while keeping your insides moist.


BBQ Chicken Recipe Ingredients:

1 kg Chicken pieces – drumsticks, thighs, breasts cubed

1 cup Plain Yogurt/Dahi

1 Lemon juice

5 garlic cloves, grated 

1-inch ginger, grated

3 tbsp oil + extra for basting  

2 tsp Kashmiri Red Chili Powder

2 tsp Garam Masala Powder 

1 tsp Turmeric/Haldi

1 tsp Cumin powder

1⁄2 tsp Chaat Masala

Salt to taste  



1. Mix all marinade ingredients besides the chicken in a large bowl forming a smooth paste. 

2. Add chicken pieces and coat well with marinade. Cover and refrigerate for a minimum of 4 hours or overnight. 

3. When ready to BBQ, soak wooden skewers in water. Light up your coal grill, and let flames die down to red-hot embers.

4. Thread chicken pieces onto soaked skewers to prevent burning. 

5. Grill for 12-15 minutes, carefully flipping halfway. Baste chicken 2-3 times with oil/extra marinade.  

6. Chicken will char on the outside forming a crispy, spiced crust. Inside will be perfectly cooked moist and tender.  

7. Right before removing from heat, sprinkle chaat masala powder and cilantro over top. 

8. Serve sizzling hot BBQ Chicken straight from the grill alongside onion salad, and mint raita! 


Dosto, I guarantee these aromatic chicken skewers charred to perfection will be the star of any party! By first marinating and letting flavors seep deep within, the outside becomes an incredible crust brimming with exotic spices when licked by smoky flames. The lime and spices break down the proteins while the oil helps form that desirable laciness. Ultimate BBQ chicken awaits – what are you waiting for? Fire up the grill, gather your family, and let the feast begin!

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