The FitRV’s Grilled Tandoori Chicken Skewers with Raita Recipe 2955

Stef and James of the FitRV keep it healthy and high-protein for their dinner recipe of tandoori chicken skewers with a cooling raita sauce. A sweet mango lassi beverage will hopefully soften the judges. Will their last and final recipe earn them the winners of the The Great American Cookoff?


Stef and James FitRV
Stef and James present their dinner recipe of Tandoori Chicken Skewers


  • 2 pounds boneless chicken thighs, cut in big chunks for skewers

Marinade Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons granulated garlic
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne (double this if you like a little heat)
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground clove
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
Making tandoori marinade.
James combines a blend of seasonings to create the marinade for tandoori chicken skewers.


  1. In a medium bowl combine all marinade ingredients together.  Add the chicken and let marinate for at least 20 minutes or up to a day.
  2. If using wood skewers, soak in water 30 minutes to prevent burning.
    Preheat grill to med-high heat. Make sure the grate is cleaned and very well greased.
  3. Sear the chicken for 4-5 minutes or until good grill marks appear. Resist the urge to move them early, or too much or you will lose the delicious yogurt crust. Once it’s well seared it will naturally release itself a little from the grill.
  4. Use a metal spatula to help turn the skewers. Once both sides have grill marks, turn the grill down, or move to a cooler part of grill and cover – or alternatively, finish cooking in a 350º F oven until meat is cooked through.

Raita Recipe Ingredients

  • ¾ cup whole milk plain yogurt
  • ½ cup grated cucumber (remove seeds first)
  • 3 tablespoons chopped mint
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon or lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • ¼ teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper, or to taste

Instructions for Raita:

  1. Place all ingredients in a bowl and stir. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Stef and James of the FitRV prepare food for The Great American Cookoff.
Stef and James plate their dish as the clock counts down.

Mango Lassi Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups chopped very ripe mango (or canned mango pulp)
  • ¾ – 1 cup plain yogurt
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 TBS sugar
  • A dash or two of ground cardamom
  • Ice (optional)
  • Mint garnish
  1. Add all ingredients to blender. Blend, taste it, and then adjust ingredients to taste.

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Stef & James hail from, where they work to promote healthy RVing… for both you and your RV! Stef is an RVing health/fitness pro, and James is a former aerospace engineer known for doing over-the-top RV mods to their Winnebago EKKO “Number One”. You can find Stef’s fitRVing tips and James’ RV tech tips either in RV Magazine or over at
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