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Bombay Chicken

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 25 min.


8 servings

Updated: Oct. 21, 2022
This grilled dinner always turns out moist and tender. The marinade has a Middle Eastern flair, giving the dish a zesty flavor. It makes a beautiful presentation as well. —June Thomas of Chesterton, Indiana


  • 1-1/2 cups plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 to 5 pounds bone-in chicken thighs and legs, skin removed


  1. In a large shallow dish, combine all ingredients except chicken. Add the chicken; turn to coat. Refrigerate, covered, overnight.
  2. Drain chicken, discarding marinade.
  3. On a lightly oiled grill rack, grill chicken, covered, over medium-hot heat for 10-15 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 170°-175°.

Nutrition Facts

4 ounce-weight: 255 calories, 13g fat (3g saturated fat), 106mg cholesterol, 344mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 31g protein.

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