Tandoori chicken

Tandoori chicken

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(83 ratings)

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 15 mins


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

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal171
  • fat7g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs4g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre0g
  • protein24g
  • salt0.29g
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  • juice 2 lemons



    Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…

  • 4 tsp paprika



    A spice that's central to Hungarian cuisine, paprika is made by drying a particular type of…

  • 2 red onions, finely chopped
  • 16 skinless chicken thighs
  • vegetable oil, for brushing

For the marinade

  • 300ml Greek yogurt
  • large piece ginger, grated



    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • ¾ tsp garam masala
    Garam masala

    Garam masala

    gar-am mah-sarl-ah

    Meaning 'warming spice mix', garam masala is the main spice blend used in North Indian…

  • ¾ tsp ground cumin



    An aromatic spice native to eastern Mediteranean countries and Upper Egypt. This warm,…

  • ½ tsp chilli powder
  • ¼ tsp turmeric



    Turmeric is a fragrant, bright golden-yellow root that is most commonly seen and used dried and…


  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.

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21st May, 2016
Ginger and garlic from a jar.....too sad....! Real cooks use fresh ingredients...anything in a jar has additives! Fresh is the only way to get great flavour!
8th Jan, 2017
10th May, 2013
Think the calorie count is a little under rated. An average chicken thigh will weigh about 125 grms and at 150calories for 125 gms then 16 thighs would be 2400 calories - divide that by 8 serves and your get 300 calories per serve before you add anything else to the recipe. Love the fact that your recipes are calorie counted but would be great if the count was a bit more accurate - especially for those of us calorie counting to lose weight. Unfortunately most of the recipes on your sight seem to be well under the actual calorie count per serve if you sit down and work out all the individual items.
21st May, 2016
Really sorry but the way to lose weight is NOT calorie counting. the only way to lose weight to to cook real food...that means real fresh food, nothing from a packet or a jar!, JERF....just eat real food! Since I started that way of eating I have never, ever looked back! i cook in coconut oil, butter, olive oil, I eat real food! i do not eat anything that comes in a packet! Or a can ( except sardines and coconut cream) I eat very little gluten and dairy but when I do I eat it real....gluten is organic and sourdough and dairy is organic and or pasture fed, I eat three good meals a day and never need anything in between!! You too can do the same!
28th Apr, 2013
Wasn't particularly impressed with this dish. It was OK but nothing special. Used up the Tandoori butter (also on this website) which added more flavour, as did the tomato and coriander sauce but there are better recipes for chicken thighs.
11th Apr, 2013
marinaded this for about three hours. Far too lemony, I will not be making this again.
4th Apr, 2013
Doesn't need that much lemon. A very tasty dish however!
22nd Mar, 2013
BobithaBrill, i've just worked it out myself using my app and i get approx 182 calories per thigh so your definately right. I'm wondering if its a typo on their part and it should have said per thigh not per serving! Makes it very difficult to count the calories when they get it wrong. We have this for dinner tonight, although i'm slightly concerned as i have marinaded it over night!
17th Mar, 2013
My partner and I really enjoyed this, we love lemon so for us the amount was right! The calorie info on the page seems really off though... adding up the ingredients manually I calculated that a serving (2 thighs) should be more like 370 calories (rather than 171) - has anyone else added them up for themselves?
3rd Mar, 2013
Absolutely delicious. I cut the recipe down to just use for 2 people but it worked just as well. I would definitely recommend.


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