Tandoori Chicken Thighs with Pineapple Relish

tandoori chicken thighs with pineapple relish
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  • 4Servings


  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon hot paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs (about 1 1/4 lbs.)
  • 1/2 pineapple -- peeled, cored and cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
  • 1 white onion, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice


Preheat a grill or grill pan over medium-high.

In a small bowl, mix the spices with 1 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp. pepper. Season the chicken on both sides with the spice mixture. Grill, skin side up, 5 minutes, then turn and grill until the skin is crispy and the chicken is cooked through, about 5 minutes more. Transfer to a plate.

Meanwhile, in a large bowl, toss the pineapple and onion with the oil; season. Grill, turning occasionally, until charred in spots, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board; chop into small pieces. In the same large bowl, toss the chopped pineapple and onion with the cilantro and lime juice; season. Serve the pineapple relish with the chicken.