Easy Baked Tandoori Chicken

Last updated: April 2018

This Indian inspired dish is full of flavor and spices without being too spicy. Serve with cool apple slaw for a perfect compliment.


  • 6 oz Non-fat plain Greek yogurt (such as Fage brand)
  • the zest of 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika (this is different than regular paprika)
  • 1/2 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Garam Masala
  • 2 pounds Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 1 green apple, peeled and finely julienned
  • handful of cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 scallions, fined sliced on an angled
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Makes 4


  1. Preheat oven to 500'F.
  2. In a medium bowl mix yogurt, lime zest and spices together until combined.
  3. Lightly season chicken with 1/4 tsp salt and pepper then using tongs dip chicken into yogurt mixture on all sides until coated.
  4. Lay coated chicken on a wire rack on a rimmed baking sheet.
  5. Bake in 500'F oven for 15-18 minutes or until blackened and cooked through to an internal temperature of 165'F and juices are clear.
  6. For the apple slaw; mix together the julienned apple, tomatoes, lime juice, olive oil and 1/4 tsp salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Serve chicken hot, topped with apple slaw.

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Nutrition facts

Per serving

  • calories: 334
  • calories from fat: 58
  • cholesterol: 133mg
  • dietary fiber: 4.2g
  • potassium: 1268mg
  • protein: 52.5g
  • saturated fat: 1.4g
  • sodium: 417mg
  • sugars: 9.8g
  • total carbohydrates: 16.9g
  • total fat: 6.5g
  • trans fat: 0.0g
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