Monday, December 30, 2013

Tandoori Chicken Bites


 New Year's Eve is just around the corner and if you're hosting a party this is a easy and fun appetizer. You can marinate these Tandoori Chicken Bites in the morning and just broil them off quickly right before the guest arrive.  They go perfectly served with a quick yogurt dipping sauce that you make ahead of time.  Your guest will love each flavorful bite. 

2lbs chicken breast or thigh cut into bite size pieces

1/3 cup Greek yogurt
1 Tbs Garam Masala Powder
1 Tbs paprika
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
2 tsp grated fresh ginger
2-3 cloves garlic grated
salt and black pepper

Yogurt Mint Dipping Sauce:

1 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 small handful of minted chopped
1/2 tsp of ground cumin
juice of half a lime or full lime if it's not too juicy
1 clove garlic finely grated
salt to taste
Stir well and allow to chill for a few minutes before serving.


  Marinate chicken with yogurt and spices for 4-8 hours in the fridge, but bring it to room temperature (sit out on counter about 30-45 minutes) before cooking. Place bites onto foil lined baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray or oil. Set oven to broil and broil 6-8 minutes a side until fully cooked (165 internal temp).  Serve with yogurt dipping sauce. Enjoy. 

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  1. wowww!! =D Look at those wonderful tempting tikka bites! You must have known that I am a huge tandoori fan. ;)
    Would love to try your recipe with paprika for a change. Thanks for sharing and I wish you and your family a happy new year

  2. These are perfect appetizers for New Year's Eve! Love that a lot of the work can be done ahead of time!

  3. Wow.. Looks so good.. Perfect Party Bites

  4. I would be staking my claim next to this platter if they should up at my New Year's party. They look fantastic Ramona!

  5. Those look delicious. They're definitely my kind of game-day (or party) food. I love the spices you have in there ... as always.

  6. That sounds delicious! Definitely bookmarking and trying these :)

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    Happy Valley Chow

  7. Mmmmm I can imagine these on a Super Bowl snack table for sure! :D

  8. This is great, looks delicious! Here's wishing you and your family a very happy New Year!

  9. What a coincidence! I just sent you some pics of spices my daughter in law gave me. One is Tandoori Paste and I have chicken thawing to use it. Hope mine turns out as good as yours!

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