Tandoori chicken

Tandoori chicken

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Cooking time

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 8

This low-fat curried chicken is packed full of flavour. It's quick to cook and the marinade does all the work - who needs takeaways?

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
171
protein
24g
carbs
4g
fat
7g
saturates
3g
fibre
0g
sugar
2g
salt
0.29g

Ingredients

  • juice 2 lemons
  • 4 tsp paprika
  • 2 red onions, finely chopped
  • 16 skinless chicken thighs
  • vegetable oil, for brushing

For the marinade

  • 300ml Greek yogurt
  • large piece ginger, grated
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • ¾ tsp garam masala
  • ¾ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp chilli powder
  • ¼ tsp turmeric

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Method

  1. Mix the lemon juice with the paprika and red onions in a large shallow dish. Slash each chicken thigh three times, then turn them in the juice and set aside for 10 mins.
  2. Mix all of the marinade ingredients together and pour over the chicken. Give everything a good mix, then cover and chill for at least 1 hr. This can be done up to a day in advance.
  3. Heat the grill. Lift the chicken pieces onto a rack over a baking tray. Brush over a little oil and grill for 8 mins on each side or until lightly charred and completely cooked through.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, October 2011

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cameron99's picture
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Pleasant but not totally packed with flavour. Would probably do again on BBQ but not bother otherwise.

karenbrown1980's picture

Does anyone have any suggestions as to what the pinky coloured sauce being served with it is?

mazcrane's picture

I found this recipe far too lemony and bitter, I think using 2 whole lemons and the large piece of ginger did it. Think I'll reduce this amount by quite alot. Didnt enjoy it at all :-(

elisendamon's picture
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Easy recipe. Instead of buying so many different spices, I did the lemon bit with some tandoori powder and then marinated it with yogurt (greek or half fat normal yogur, either works the same) and plenty of tandoori. Great recipe.

lindeens's picture
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Divine! Very good balance of flavours. I used chicken fillets and fried them on the pan - the results was outstanding.

flinz84's picture
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Fantastic flavour in this dish, I used a teaspoon of jarred ginger, found this was a good amount, marinaded all day, then put it all together in the oven for half a hour. Served with rice, and will be making again :)

kathygillan's picture

i made this but whilst the flavour was great, the marinade went almost chalky texture when cooked>?

argosdiva's picture
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Great, easy recipe. I cooked them all together in an oven dish as I was cooking potato wedges at the same time. Turned out lovely!

lynnbradhall's picture

Another successful and easy dinner from GF! TASTY!!!

annieone's picture
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Very tasty enjoyed by all the family. Agree with DrMukti - what is classed as a large piece of ginger? Each to their own I suppose but would use this recipe again.

drmukti's picture

Large piece of ginger? Helpful!

missayse's picture

nice subtle flavouring..made on bbq with arabic rice

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