Tandoori Chicken, slimming style

Tandoori Chicken, slimming style

Healthy Tandoori Chicken

This healthy Tandoori chicken recipe is simply delicious and it’s another lovely dinner for your repotoire.

It packs a huge flavour punch and is so so healthy and so low fat. 

Very very easy , I love it so much and can’t believe I haven’t already got it on my website. Anyway here it is 🙂 

FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST 

So what actually is Tandoori Chicken?

Well according to Wikipedia 

Tandoori chicken is a chicken dish prepared by roasting chicken marinated in yogurt and spices in a tandoor, a cylindrical clay oven.

The dish originated from the Indian subcontinent and is popular in many other parts of the world. Wikipedia

 

The Ingredients for healthy Tandoori Chicken 

In this recipe I’ve used Chicken mini breast fillets, because I love them!! I think they are the perfect size 

You could also use chicken thighs or chicken breasts but cut into large strips

So as you can see not that many ingredients really – but boy this packs a punch spice wise – yummy 

 

How do you make Tandoori Chicken? 

It really is very simple you simply mix your spices, lemon juice together and add your chicken 

Then marinade in the fridge for 30 minutes – or even overnight in the fridge 

Tandoori Chicken, slimming style, raw chicken in a bowl with spices and yoghurt

 

Once you’re ready for your supper, you simply pop them on a baking tray (I use baking paper as its so much easier on the washing up) 

You are also going to bake on a very high temperature as you need some ‘charred bits’ – you know as if it’s been in a clay oven 

Tandoori Chicken, fillets baked on a sheet pan

 

What to serve with your Tandoori Chicken

Well I serve mine with some love boiled Basmati Rice and lots of fresh Coriander (I love coriander) also called cilantro is the US 

I also make a salad as seen in the picture 

I simply chop an onion a large tomato and a piece of cucumber.

Season that with salt and pepper and few fresh mints leaves chopped and the juice of half a lime or lemon

it’s fresh and so delicious 

It also adds some moisture to the dish as there’s not sauce with the chicken 

You could also serve it with a big dollop of fat free yoghurt 

 

The Deets 

It’s free on your slimming regime  – yes you heard it here first

Make sure you use fat free natural yoghurt 

 

The Slimming Group 

I also have a Facebook Closed Group called Easy Peasy Slimming Style Recipes .

Come over and join this great honest community Facebook for Easy Peasy Slimming Recipes if you’re interested

 Just use the join button if you like real home cooked tasty easy food!!

We support encourage and laugh!!Loads of tips and tricks – I promise

Big Love Clare x

 

Other tasty morsels: 

If you fancy this recipe I also think you’d love my creamy Chicken Curry 

Tandoori Chicken, slimming style, served with rice & salad

Tandoori Chicken, slimming style

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 289kcal
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Spicy and delicious tandoori chicken, bursting with flavour and super healthy

Ingredients

  • 385 g Chicken Breast Mini Fillets or chicken breasts cut into 3
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon Turmeric
  • 1 Teaspoon Garam Marsala
  • 1 Teaspoon Paprika
  • Salt
  • Freshly Ground Pepper
  • 1/2 lemon squeezed for juice
  • 2 Cloves Garlic peeled and finely chopped
  • 170 g tub Fat Free Yoghurt I used Fage greek 0%
  • Fry Light
  • Fresh Coriander handful, torn

Instructions

  • In a bowl mix your spices with the garlic, salt, pepper,  lemon juice and yoghurt, give it a good stir
  • Add your chicken mini fillets and stir with a spoon, really really well, ensuring all your fillets are covered in the yoghurt spice mix
  • Cover bowl and leave in the fridge for minimum 30 minutes and up to overnight
  • When you are ready ro eat Preheat your oven to 220C/450F/Gas7 (hot)
  • Line a baking sheet with baking paper or foil and spray with Fry Light
  • Using a fork remove each chicken mini fillet and lay it on your baking tray with space around each fillet
  • Bake on the top shelf of your oven for 12 minutes
  • Remove from the oven, turn the fillets over, spray again with Fry Light and pop back in for a further 12 minutes
  • Whilst they are cooking, prepare your rice and salad
  • Remove your chicken from the oven, it should be golden brown with a few scorched bits
  • Lay your tandoori chicken on your rice, sprinkle with your coriander and dig in

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Tandoori Chicken, slimming style
Amount per Serving
Calories
289
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
6
g
9
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
2
g
Cholesterol
 
125
mg
42
%
Sodium
 
290
mg
13
%
Potassium
 
1014
mg
29
%
Carbohydrates
 
11
g
4
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
7
g
8
%
Protein
 
47
g
94
%
Vitamin A
 
251
IU
5
%
Vitamin C
 
22
mg
27
%
Calcium
 
194
mg
19
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Comments

  1. Going to make today xx

  2. Had this tonight – put some frozen fillets in the marinade last night, so when I got home just put it in the oven. Prepped a quick salad & served it in a wrap for my son & just a salad for me. Easy & sooo tasty

    1. Perfect – great to hear – Thank you

  3. Like your method. Have previously done something similar cutting chicken breast into cubes and cooking on skewers (for Tikka masala). Your’s is less messy using mini fillets. Will have a go next week. Thank you for sharing

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