Tandoori Chicken with Yogurt Sauce


Chicken Marinade Ingredients:

Apple Mixture:



  1. Make a recipe of tandoori marinade (recipe makes 1 cup of marinade).
  2. Save out ½ cup marinade and refrigerate the rest.
  3. Place chicken breasts in shallow dish.
  4. Coat chicken breasts with ½ cup tandoori marinade.
  5. Refrigerate covered 30 minutes or up to 2 hours.
  6. Preheat oven to 475°.
  7. Transfer chicken to a shallow metal baking pan. I find the bottom part of a broiler pan works best.
  8. Roast 25 to 30 minutes or until thickest part of breast is tender.
  9. **Note: You can also grill the chicken on a grill at 400° to 450° for approximately the same amount of time as you would allow in the oven. If you do not have a temperature reading on your grill try a medium-low setting.
  10. While the chicken is cooking, peel and seed the apples and coarsely grate into a bowl.
  11. Add cilantro and the leftover ½ cup tandoori marinade to the apple mixture.
  12. Season with salt and pepper.
  13. Serve apple mixture alongside chicken.


Makes 4 servings.

Serve with steamed rice on the side.

Why not make extra tandoori sauce and serve on the side to dip chicken in or as a sauce for Sautéd Cauliflower?

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Recipe adapted from Food Everday: Great Food Fast, by Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. New York: Clarkson Potter Publishers (2007).