Tandoori-Style Grilled Chicken Kebobs


This carefully balanced combination of spices, along with mild Nakano seasoned rice vinegar, makes tender, deliciously aromatic chicken kebobs similar to those cooked in tandoor ovens in India. The marinade is also delicious with fish.

Cook Time:
14 mins
Additional Time:
7 hrs 46 mins
Total Time:
8 hrs
8 servings


  • 1 cup low fat plain yogurt

  • ½ cup NAKANO® Seasoned Rice Vinegar - Red Pepper or Roasted Garlic

  • ½ small yellow onion, coarsely chopped

  • ¼ cup coarsely chopped gingerroot

  • 2 large cloves garlic

  • 2 teaspoons paprika

  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 2 pounds chicken tenders

  • 8 (10 inch) skewers


  1. In a blender container, combine yogurt, Nakano seasoned rice vinegar and remaining ingredients except chicken. Cover and run on high until smooth.

  2. Place chicken in a non-metallic bowl or sealable plastic bag. Add marinade and stir to coat chicken. Cover and refrigerate at least 8 hours or overnight, stirring chicken one or more times while marinating.

  3. If using wood skewers, soak skewers in water 30 minutes.

  4. Drain chicken well and discard marinade. Thread chicken onto skewers.

  5. Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Grill kebobs about 8 minutes over direct heat with cover closed. Use a metal spatula to turn kebobs. Grill with cover closed 6-8 minutes more or until chicken is no longer pink inside


Kebobs may be cooked in the broiler.

Marinate firm fish such as halibut and salmon no more than 8 hours; thinner fish filets 2-3 hours. Grill whole pieces of fish, not skewered fish.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

178 Calories
4g Fat
10g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 178
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 66mg 22%
Sodium 537mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 2mg 9%
Calcium 81mg 6%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 317mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.