Traeger Smoked Chicken Tikka Drumsticks


Traeger Smoked Chicken Tikka Drumsticks

Makes 6 – 8 servings

Chicken Tikka Drumsticks

1 tablespoon smoked paprika

1 tablespoons Garam Masala

1 tablespoon ground cumin

1 tablespoon ground coriander

1 teaspoon turmeric

1 teaspoon ground cayenne

1/2 medium Spanish onion, diced

1 thumb-sized piece of ginger, peeled and roughly chopped

6 garlic cloves, chopped

1/2 cup Greek yoghurt

Juice of 1/2 a lemon  

1/4 cup olive oil

12 chicken drumsticks

Curry Lime Yoghurt

1 ½ cups Greek yoghurt

1 tablespoon curry powder

1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lime juice

Pinch of sea salt

To serve

Handful of fresh cilantro

½ small red onion, thinly sliced

1 lime, cut into wedges

1 – 2 sliced green or red chilies

Marinade time! In the base of a food processor, combine the spices, ginger, garlic, onion, yoghurt, lemon juice, oil, and salt, and pulse until smooth. Place the chicken in a large bowl, pour over the marinade, then massage the lot until every nook & cranny of the chicken is coated. Cover with plastic wrap and chill in the fridge overnight (at least 12 hours).

When ready to cook, start the Traeger on Smoke with the lid open until a fire is established (4 – 5 minutes). Set the temperature to 400 degrees F, and preheat, lid closed, for 10 – 15 minutes.

Place the chicken directly on the grill grates and cook for 45-50 minutes, until crispy and wood-fire grilled to perfection (or until it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F).

While the chicken is grilling, combine all of the yoghurt ingredients in a small bowl and mix well. Chill in the fridge until ready to serve.

Garnish with fresh cilantro and sliced red onion, then serve with curry lime yoghurt, fresh lime wedges, and if you like it extra spicy, sliced chilies. Delicious!!


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