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Chicken Tandoori
with roasted cauliflower / cucumber and tomato salsa

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Chicken Tandoori is a traditional Indian dish that produces fragrant and tender chicken. Reviewers loved the depth of flavor that came from the optional step of toasting spices when this dish was last featured in 2019.

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Ingredients

Metric
Servings:
4
Cucumber and Tomato Salsa:
  • Cucumbers - 8 oz, diced
  • Tomatoes, roma - 16 oz, diced
  • Cilantro - 3 Tbsp, chopped
  • Lime juice - 2 Tbsp
Indian-Spiced Roasted Cauliflower:
  • Cauliflower, fresh or frozen - 16 oz, chopped
  • Oil, cooking - 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Curry powder - 1 tsp
  • Cumin - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
Chicken Tandoori:
  • Coriander, ground - 1 tsp
  • Cumin - 1 tsp
  • Curry powder - 1 tsp
  • Paprika - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
  • Cayenne - 1/4 tsp
  • Ginger, fresh - 2 tsp, grated
  • Garlic - 2 cloves, chopped
  • Coconut milk, light - 6 Tbsp
  • Chicken thighs, boneless and skinless - 1 1/2 lbs
  • Limes - 1, wedges
  • Water - 4 Tbsp
  • Tomato paste - 1 Tbsp
  • Honey - 1 tsp

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Prep

  1. Make spice mix - Combine coriander, cumin (portion for chicken), curry powder (portion for chicken), paprika, turmeric, and cayenne. (Can be done ahead at any time)

  2. (Optional step) Toast spices: Heat a frying pan over medium heat and warm up / toast spices until fragrant. Remove from heat.

  3. Ginger / Garlic - Prep as directed and combine. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  4. Make marinade - Mix together spices with ginger, garlic, and coconut milk. Divide in half. (Can be done up to 4 days ahead)

  5. Marinate chicken - Cut slits into the chicken (to increase surface area for marinade). Place chicken in single layer in an oven-safe baking dish. Cover in half of the marinade, sprinkle on some salt, and then tenderize with a fork. Marinate for at least 20 minutes and ideally overnight. (Can be done 1 day ahead)

  6. Cauliflower (if not using frozen) - Chop. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  7. Cucumbers / Tomatoes / Cilantro / Limes - (If prepping right before cooking, get chicken in the oven before returning to prep.) Prep as directed.

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Make

  1. Heat oven to 450F / 232C. Situate racks so that you can fit baking dish with chicken and a sheet pan.

  2. Toss cauliflower with oil, curry powder (portion for cauliflower), cumin (portion for cauliflower), and salt and spread out onto a sheet pan. Bake cauliflower for 25 to 35 minutes, until golden and crispy, shaking and rotating once midway through. Transfer baking dish with chicken to oven and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through to 165F / 74C.

  3. Make salsa by combining cucumbers, tomatoes, cilantro, and lime juice. Season to taste with some salt.

  4. Whisk water, tomato paste, and honey into second half of marinade. Heat up over low heat until sauce is warmed up.

  5. Enjoy chicken with sauce. Serve roasted cauliflower, salsa, and lime wedges on the side.

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Reviews

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Gluten-free (0)
Paleo (2)
Vegetarian (6)

Most Helpful

Sauce was to die for, and the chicken was super moist. I used heavy whipping cream instead of yogurt in the sauce. Next time #DoubleTheSauce

By: Linda
Posted: Jul 07, 2022
Diet: Original
1 Helpful

21 reviews

Slightly overcooked the chicken. Should have used my airfrier instead because it ALWAYS turns out well when I do that. The salsa was a little bland - probably should have gone a little heavier on the salt/spice. Had potential for sure. Might make it again with those adjustments.

By: Jennifer
Posted: Aug 06, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

We enjoyed this. I made the original recipe and added roasted califlower with cumin seeds. Marinated chicken in advance. Came together quickly at dinner time. Everyone loved it.

By: Kyler
Posted: Aug 03, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Eggs always take 3x longer for me. But I know that about shashuka now!

By: Caitlin
Posted: Aug 02, 2022
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

OMG. The sauce! So delicious. Naan dipped in the sauce= YUM!!

By: Alana
Posted: Jul 18, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Delicious, super easy once the marinade was on. Keep naan in the freezer for an easy pantry meal.

By: Kayla
Posted: Jul 17, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I loved the chicken but the salsa was weirdly bitter.

By: Chelsea
Posted: Jul 13, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful