I'm cooking tandoori chicken and I was wondering if I can cook the chicken in the marinade to make a sauce.


  • 300ml Greek yogurt
  • Ginger
  • Garlic
  • Masala seasoning
  • Turmeric
  • Cumin
  • Possible duplicate of Can you reuse marinade used with raw chicken? – Luciano Aug 15 '18 at 13:39
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    @Luciano I don't see this as a duplicate. The OP is not asking about storing the marinade and using it at a later date. – Cindy Aug 15 '18 at 14:14
  • @Cindy still there are answers there discussing fresh marinade as well – Luciano Aug 15 '18 at 14:20
  • @Luciano It's still a different question. – Cindy Aug 15 '18 at 18:20
  • If cooking made the chicken safe then it made the marinade safe. – paparazzo Aug 15 '18 at 19:06

Since the original question was edited ...

If the chicken is cooked with the marinade, then yes you can use it as a sauce.

----- old answer

Probably not.

You will need to cook down the yogurt based marinade to remove risk of contamination and I'm not certain how well the marinade will hold when cooked.

I'd try it.

If it fails, you could just make a fresh batch of "marinade" and use it as a sauce.

  • Hey Max, the question is the same before and after the edit, I just made the title more clear. – Luciano Aug 15 '18 at 16:09

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