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Tandoor-Style Grilled Chickens or Cornish Hens

[Photographs: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Note: small chickens can be used in place of the cornish hens. After initial charring steps on the grill, transfer chicken to cooler side of grill and cook covered until center of breast registers 140 to 145°F on an instant read thermometer. Serve with grilled naan.

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