Tandoori Chicken Wraps

These tandoori chicken wraps combine grilled chicken marinated in yogurt, ginger, garlic, and Middle Eastern spices with a cooling yogurt and mint dressing. Everything is wrapped in tortillas, pita, or naan.

A tandoori chicken wrap with lettuce, chicken, in a flour tortilla

These tandoori chicken wraps are inspired by classic tandoori chicken, relying on a spiced yogurt marinade to tenderize the chicken. The spices and cooking method here sway slightly from tradition, though still create an altogether enticing Middle Eastern-inspired creation. Not true tandoori chicken? Shrug. Beauty, traditional or otherwise, tends to be in the eye of the beholder. The chicken is also spectacular served simply on its own. Originally published March 25, 2005.Renee Schettler Rossi

Tandoori Chicken Wraps

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • Serves 6
5/5 - 5 reviews
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Make the tandoori chicken

In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes and up to 12 hours.

Prepare a hot fire for grilling or preheat a gas grill. Brush the grill rack with olive oil.

Grill the chicken over indirect heat, covered, until cooked through, 6 to 7 minutes per side, depending on the thickness. Remove from the heat and let cool slightly.

Make the mint-yogurt dressing

While the chicken is cooking, in a smallish bowl, combine all the ingredients. Cover and refrigerate.

Assemble the tandoori chicken wraps

Transfer the cooked chicken to a cutting board and thinly slice. Arrange the chicken on a platter. Arrange the naan, pita, or tortillas on another platter. Set out the mint-yogurt dressing.

Instruct everyone at the table to pile several slices of chicken in a tortilla or pita, add some lettuce if desired, spoon some dressing on top, roll into a wrap, and devour.

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Recipe Testers' Reviews

This is a simple and fun recipe to prepare. The aromatic blend of spices, along with the yogurt and fresh mint, results in a refreshing smell of traditional Indian cooking. Having spent considerable time in various parts of India over the years, chicken tandoori, along with mutton vindaloo, have become my two favorite main Indian dishes.

Tortillas make a nice substitute for naan. I used red leafy lettuce, thinly sliced, as well as a spicy salsa, to round out the dish. Very tasty and enjoyable.

My family really enjoyed this chicken dish. The combination of flavors in the marinade made for a slightly spicy chicken. It would have been good to serve just as they were grilled.

My husband and I enjoyed the sauce, but the kids didn’t share our feelings—they prefer their ranch dressing. The mint in the dressing was not overpowering but provided some coolness to the spicy chicken. Adding shredded carrots and lettuce made for a nice crunch in this dish. We’ll be making this again.

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