Tasty tandoori chicken

Tasty Chicken Tandoori Recipe Book_58697

Serves: 4
Preparation time: 20 minutes (plus 4–5 hours marinade time)
Cooking time: 25–35 minutes


  • 4 large chicken breasts, each cut into four pieces


  • 1 piece ginger, peeled and grated
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 3 medium hot chillies, 
  • finely chopped
  • 1 large pot natural yoghurt
  • half a jar of tandoori paste
  • 2 tbsp tandoori BBQ masala spice blend
  • salt to taste

To serve

  • 2 tbsp freshly chopped coriander


  • 1 small pot natural yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp freshly chopped mint
  • salt to taste


  1. For the marinade: mix together the ginger, garlic cloves, chillies, yoghurt, tandoori paste and spice blend in a bowl.
  2. Add the chicken pieces to the marinade, stir until well covered, and leave, covered, for 4–5 hours or overnight.
  3. Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan 160°C/350°F/gas mark 4.
  4. Place the chicken in the marinade into a roasting pan and cook for 25–30 minutes. Make sure the chicken is cooked by inserting a skewer into a piece – the juices should run clear.
  5. Sprinkle with the coriander and serve with a salad and the raita.

TOP TIP: Tandoori pastes and spice blends can be found in the 'World Foods' section of most supermarkets.

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Last edited: 05 April 2019 at 10:13

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