Broiled Masala Chicken

For those of you that like Indian food, this is a delicious dish. The key to this recipe is the garam masala. Garam masala is a blend of ground spices that create a “spicy” flavor, so this dish is a little on the spicy side. You can make the blend of spices on your own but you can also find it in the spice aisle of your local grocery store. I simply marinate chicken with olive oil, garlic, garam masala and cumin before broiling.

Broiled Masala Chicken Recipe

Serves 4 Prep Time: Cook Time:


  • 1.5 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs (chicken breasts won't really work, they tend to be a little dry)
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala (more if you like extra spice)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Red onion, cut into rings for garnish (optional)



Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir to coat the chicken completely. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.


After the chicken has refrigerated, turn your oven on to the broiler setting. Place chicken in a single layer in a baking dish. Broil about 6 minutes on each side, or until chicken is no longer pink in center.


I like to serve this with Basmati rice and some hot chili peppers on the side. Enjoy!

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