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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 🙂 


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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 



Serves 2

  • 385g Chicken Breast Mini Fillets
  • 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, peelt and finely chopped
  • 170g tub Fat Free Yoghurt ( I used Fage greek 0%)
  • Fry Light
  • Fresh Coriander, handful, torn

Preparation Method

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


Kay Cairns says:
Going to make today xx
    Clare x says:
    Oh lovely x
Sally says:
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
    Clare x says:
    Perfect - great to hear - Thank you
Denise says:
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