Tandoori Chicken Nibbles

When you have an anniversary party to attend, the theme is to bring a plate to share, you want to impress the crowd, and you want to keep it simple, then why not make these Tandoori Chicken Nibbles.

I have used a similar recipe once before when I made grilled chicken nibbles but I found the delicious spice flavor gets lost with the smoke flavor. This time I decided to make them and baste them and they turned out perfect! Juicy, delicious, finger lickin’ good!

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Tandoori Chicken Nibbles


  • 50 chicken nibbles
  • lemon juice from half lemon
  • 3-4 tsp salt, divided
  • 2-3 tbs yogurt
  • 1 1/2 tbs tandoori paste
  • 1 tsp cumin/coriander mix
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 turmeric
  • 1 heaping tsp garlic, minced
  • 1 heaping tsp ginger, minced
  • 1-2 green chilis, chopped
  • 10-15 curry leaves
  • 1/2 tbs corn starch
  • cilantro for garnish


  1. Wash and drain chicken nibbles and brine with lemon juice and 1-2 tsp salt for 10-15 minutes
  2. While nibbles are brining gather the remaining ingredients  except corn flower and mix into a sauce; taste and adjust to preference
  3. Drain excess water from chicken nibbles, but do not wash; combine with sauce
  4. Let marinate for 4 hours or overnight for best results. I used a vacuum seal container and marinated for 5 hours and the vacuum seal did the trick!
  5. Preheat oven to 350F/180C
  6. Remove nibbles from refrigerator 1 hour before baking, just under room temperature
  7. Arrange on greased tray and bake for 22 minutes
  8. While nibbles are baking use the remaining liquid from marinade and bring to a boil in a small pot
  9. Mix corn starch with 1-2 tbs of the remaining liquid
  10. Transfer the corn starch mix back into the pot and whisk continuously until sauce is thick.
  11. Remove from heat and continue whisking
  12. At 22 minutes of baking open the oven and baste nibbles, flip them and baste the other side and bake again for another 10-13 minutes
  13. At this point you can baste again or have them fresh out of the oven
  14. Garnish with cilantro
  15. If you are taking them baked to a party,  then put them in a portable thermo container to keep warm

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