Saturday, 26 November 2016
Tandoori chicken (Slimming World friendly)
This is a really tasty and easy recipe to make. I used 'East End' tandoori spice powder which is syn free but do check which Tandoori spice you use as they are not all syn free. I bought mine in a small shop in Cardiff but I have seen that brand on sale in Morrisons.
This recipe is another great after work dinner as you marinade the meat in the morning and just cook it in the evening. The yogurt and lemon juice make the chicken really tender, I used chicken thighs as I think they have more flavour but you can use chicken breast if you prefer.
8 chicken thighs (boneless, skinless and trimmed of all visible fat) OR 4 chicken breasts
2 tbsp tandoori spice powder
4-6 tbsp fat free natural yogurt
2 tsp lemon juice
Place the Tandoori powder, yogurt and lemon juice into a bowl and mix well. Put the chicken into a dish and make shallow cuts into the meat to allow the marinade to penetrate, pour over the marinade and mix well so all the chicken is thoroughly coated. Cover and leave in the fridge for at least 4 hours but as said I like to do this in the morning to cook in the evening.
Line a roasting pan with foil (saves on the washing up) and place the chicken in the pan along with any leftover marinade. Cook at Gas 6/200/400 for 30-40 minutes or longer if necessary until the chicken is cooked and browned.
You can also cook it under the grill if you prefer just ensure the chicken is thoroughly cooked.
Syn free on extra easy and serves 4