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Rotisserie Grilled Tandoori Chicken

 Published 2018-Jul-02   Updated 2018-Jul-04

- Submitted by Dahlia

(Indian style Grilled Chicken, Homemade Tandoori Murgh, Indian Chicken Roast)

I have already shared the recipe for Whole Tandoori Chicken that is baked in the oven. Another method of grilling the whole chicken is this Ritessierie style Chicken. Since I use the same Tandoori Masala paste for marination, I call this as Rotisserie Tandoori Chicken.

Rotisserie Kits are available in many different models. There are the outdoor ones and the indoor ones. I bought the LG 3-in-1 oven when I moved to India which has the microwave mode, convectional mode and the grill mode. This grill mode can be used whenever you want to make something crispy with less oil. I enjoy grilling whole fish and even chicken pieces. Grilling can be done in two ways. My oven came with two grill stands on different height on which we can arrange the food to be grilled. It also came with a rotisserie rod which can be used for rotisserie style roasting.The main advantage of this method is that the chicken that is inserted keeps rotating which give uniform colouring and crispiness all around. 

I have seen many of my friends in India who own such oven but have no idea how to use the grill mode. I encourage all such friends to try out this grilled chicken recipe this weekend. I served it with some mint chutney and pulao. It is a very satisfying meal which makes you feel like a pro.

Recipe for Rotisserie Tandoori Chicken

Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 1.5 hours
Serves: 4

Ingredients

Tandoori Masala

  • Hung Curd (Greek Yogurt) - 1 cup
  • Lemon juice - 2 tbsp
  • Ginger - Garlic Paste - 1 tbsp
  • Kashmiri Red Chili Powder - 3 tsp
  • Coriander Powder - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Garam masala - 2 tsp
  • Oil or Butter - 3 tbsp
  • Salt - to taste

Method

  1. Wash the chicken well and dry it completely using a paper towel. Make slashes at random places for the marinade to get in the chicken. 
  2. In a bowl to prepare the marinade, take the yogurt, lemon juice, red chili powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder, garam masala, ginger-garlic paste, salt, oil and red color (if needed).
  3. Generously apply this marinade all over the chicken. Cover with a cling wrap and leave in the fridge for at least 2 - 3 hours. It would be great if you can leave it overnight.

    Rotisserie Chicken Preparation Steps

  4. Preheat the oven in the grill mode. I have a 3-in-1 convectional oven which has microwave, baking and grill mode. 
  5. Remove the chicken and insert the rotisserie spit rod into the hollow of the chicken. Secure the thighs of the chicken properly in the forks. The chicken should be in the middle so that it is well balanced while rotating. This part of holding the chicken is the tricky one which needs some patience. If you are not sure, just tie the body and loose legs with a twine tightly.
  6.  Carefully place the rod in the slot give. Place a tray in the bottom to collect any juices that might drip while getting grilled.

    Rotisserie Chicken Preparation Steps

  7. Set the timer for 90 minutes. By now the chicken of the mentioned size should be cooked and got a uniform golden brown colour.
  8. If you have a kitchen thermometer, insert it in the thigh area to see if the temperature has reached 175 degree C. If not just pork with a knife and see if the juices coming out are clear and not reddish. Thats the indication that the chicken is well done. If required grill for an additional 10 minutes. Be careful not to overcook as the chicken becomes dry. Switch off as soon as the chicken is ready. 
  9. Wearing heat proof gloves, remove the rotisserie rod from its slot. Keep a big tray nearby to place the chicken.
  10. Let the chicken rest for at least 10 minutes. Hold one side of the rod and using tongs remove the chicken from the rod. It usually slides off easily. Enjoy it while it is hot and juice for the best taste. 

Tips

  • Leftover chicken can be shredded and used for making fried rice or sandwiches.
  • Sometimes instead of the tandoori chicken marinade, I just skip the curd and apply spices like red chili powder, garam masala, black pepper powder, turmeric powder and coriander powder with some lemon juice. This also tastes very good.

Serving Rotisserie Tandoori Chicken

  • Tandoori Chicken can be served with Indian naan bread, tandoori roti or some pulao. 
  • Some mint chutney and pickled onions are usually served with it in restaurants. Grilled Chicken in a popular street food India.

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