Grilled avocado and tandoori chicken

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Grilled avocado and tandoori chicken

Fire up the grill and get ready for a flavor-packed meal. This recipe combines the creaminess of avocados with the bold spices of tandoori-marinated chicken. It’s a great mix of textures and tastes, perfect for a warm summer evening.

Servings: 6


  • 4 tablespoons lime juice, divided
  • 1 cup plain nonfat yogurt
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 2-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and chopped coarsely
  • 2 jalapeño peppers stemmed, seeded, and cored
  • 4 chicken breasts, cut into chunks and strung on wooden skewers
  • 6 just ripe avocados
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped fresh cilantro


  1. In a blender or food processor, puree 2 tablespoons of lime juice with yogurt, garlic, ginger, and jalapeño until smooth.
  2. Pour the yogurt sauce over the skewered chicken in a 9-inch by 13-inch glass baking dish.
  3. Marinate the chicken in the refrigerator for several hours or overnight, turning skewers occasionally.
  4. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  5. Cut avocados in half and remove the pits.
  6. Mix 2 tablespoons of lime juice with the olive oil. Use half of this mixture to brush each avocado half.
  7. Grill the avocados cut side down until grill marks appear.
  8. Turn cut side up and place on a platter. Brush again with the oil and lime juice mixture, then sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Remove the chicken skewers from the refrigerator and discard any excess sauce.
  10. Grill the chicken over high heat on a lightly oiled grate with the cover down, turning occasionally, until grill marks appear and the chicken is cooked through (to 165 F).
  11. Serve on a clean platter and sprinkle with chopped cilantro. 

Nutrition information (per serving)

  • Calories: 527
  • Total fat: 41 g
  • Saturated fat: 6.5 g
  • Unsaturated fat: 32.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 45 mg
  • Sodium: 139 mg
  • Total carbohydrate: 22 g
  • Dietary fiber: 14 g
  • Total sugars: 3 g
  • Protein: 25 g