Easy Tandoori Chicken

Traditionally, tandoori chicken is marinated in a spicy mixture of yogurt, seasonings, and food colorings before being baked in a clay oven. In this quick and easy variation, the chicken is pan-fried with the seasonings and served with a warm yogurt dressing.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 25 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1½ tsp. ground coriander
  • 1½ tsp. ground cumin
  • 1½ tsp. ground cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp. ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp. sugar
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • ¾ cup natural yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled, thinly sliced
  • 1 shallot, peeled and chopped

Directions

  • Combine the spices, sugar, and garlic powder in a small bowl. Rub over the chicken breasts to season.
  • In a small bowl, combine the yogurt and lemon juice. Set aside (do not refrigerate).
  • Heat the oil in a skillet on medium-high heat. Add the garlic and the chicken. Pan-fry for 3–4 minutes on one side until browned.
  • Add the shallot. Turn over the chicken and cook the other side until the chicken is cooked through (8–10 minutes total cooking time). Remove the chicken to a serving plate.
  • While the chicken is cooking, briefly heat the yogurt in a saucepan over medium heat. Remove and spoon over the chicken.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1½ tsp. ground coriander
  • 1½ tsp. ground cumin
  • 1½ tsp. ground cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp. ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp. sugar
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • ¾ cup natural yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled, thinly sliced
  • 1 shallot, peeled and chopped

Directions

  • Combine the spices, sugar, and garlic powder in a small bowl. Rub over the chicken breasts to season.
  • In a small bowl, combine the yogurt and lemon juice. Set aside (do not refrigerate).
  • Heat the oil in a skillet on medium-high heat. Add the garlic and the chicken. Pan-fry for 3–4 minutes on one side until browned.
  • Add the shallot. Turn over the chicken and cook the other side until the chicken is cooked through (8–10 minutes total cooking time). Remove the chicken to a serving plate.
  • While the chicken is cooking, briefly heat the yogurt in a saucepan over medium heat. Remove and spoon over the chicken.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories250
Total Fat11g
Saturated Fat1.5g
Cholesterol75mg
Sodium110mg
Total Carbohydrate7g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars4g
Protein32g