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Tandoori chicken

🍳 40 min

🔥 769 cal

✍️ by Taisiia Dobrozorova


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Tandoori chicken

68 g


37 g


40 g



Choose a young chicken for cooking (its meat is juicier and tastier). The chicken is processed and cleaned off the skin for pickling, and the meatiest pieces of the carcass are selected.

The marinade is prepared based on yogurt (sometimes kefir), to which various spices are added. And the set of herbs can be different, but the most used are cardamom, cloves, ginger root, nutmeg, cinnamon, bay leaf, garlic, cumin, coriander, black, and chili pepper, turmeric. It is better to grind spices in a mortar immediately before using. Their aroma will last much longer. To give the dish a rich red color, add more chili pepper (which will also make it hotter).

And so that the dish does not turn out to be too spicy and acquires a beautiful orange hue, you can add turmeric. In addition to its excellent taste, it also has a medicinal effect (it has long been believed that turmeric can cleanse the body). But you should be careful because although turmeric is a natural dye, it can still cause an allergic reaction.

Tandoori chicken Recipe

Essential ingredients

  • Boneless chicken thigh

    225 g (2 pieces)

  • Adyghe cheese

    30 g

  • Yogurt

    80 g (¼ cup)

  • Vegetable oil

    5 g (1 tbsp)

  • Shallot

    20 g (½ pieces)

  • Garlic

    3 g (1 tsp)

  • Tomato paste

    12 g (1 tsp)

  • Cilantro

    3 g (1 tsp)

Ingredients to taste

Salt, Cumin, Paprika, Turmeric, Ginger, Rice

How to make

Please follow the next steps:

  1. 1

    Make shallow cuts in the chicken thighs. Toss the chicken with the lemon juice and salt in a large bowl.

  2. 2

    Pulse the vegetable oil, yogurt, onion, garlic, ginger, tomato paste, coriander, cumin, paprika, and salt in a food processor. Make a paste.

  3. 3

    Toss the chicken in the seasoning mixture. Let it marinate for 15 minutes.

  4. 4

    Put the chicken on a foil-lined broiler pan. The broil turns once until slightly charred, and a thermometer inserted into the center registers 165 degrees F. Spend 5 minutes per side.

  5. 5

    Meanwhile, combine the remaining yogurt, paprika, cilantro, and a pinch of salt in a bowl. Top the chicken with this sauce.

  6. 6

    Serve with rice and a lemon slice, if desired. Sprinkle with parsley.

Weight Loss Tips

  • If you are looking for a low-calorie chicken, then choose a small and young bird that does not yet have a fatty layer.

  • Chicken meat is ideal for slimming down since the calorie content of chicken is 190 kcal / 100 g. But remember that the skin has an increased calorie content, so clean it before eating.

  • Buy seasonal vegetables, so you don't miss out on vitamins. During freezing or long-term storage, some useful trace elements are lost.

  • Cooking Method


  • Recipe category

    Lunch, Main dish, Side dish, Chicken, Meat, Rice

  • Recipe cuisine


  • Tools

    Oven, Knife, Cutting board, Bowl, Broiler pan

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