Tandoori Chicken Tenders

Happy (?) Monday all! I still have this nasty cold, but my dad’s still in town from Eugene, Oregon, so he came over for dinner tonight!! I asked my dad what he wanted, and after a few suggestions, he asked for tandoori chicken. I have a fantastic simple recipe, and I was so excited to make it so I can share it with all of you.

Can you see all the spices?

Can you see all the spices?

Quick Tandoori Chicken


1 lb skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into strips or chunks

1 c. fat free plain yogurt

1/4 c. lemon juice

1 tbsp. paprika

1 tbsp. chili powder

1 tsp. curry powder

1 tsp. garam masala

1 tsp. garlic powder


Mix all ingredients except chicken together in a small bowl. Pour mixture over chicken and allow to sit for at least one hour, but up to overnight (in the fridge of course). Remove the chicken from the marinade and grill or broil until golden brown and chicken is cooked through. Make a sauce with extra yogurt, lemon juice, and garlic and serve with vegetables and/or rice.

This recipe is an old favorite! My mom used to make it first with whole chicken pieces, then later on skewers on the grill. Its a very simple, yet complex-tasting dish that is fantastic with rice, veggies, in a pita…

I of course had some sides! I made sweet potato fries:

I started out making fry shapes, but ended up just slicing rounds

I started out making fry shapes, but ended up just slicing rounds

and roasted broccoli, which, as you may know, is my new favorite thing!

Pre-roasting, it just looked so pretty!

Pre-roasting, it just looked so pretty!

QOTD: What’s your favorite roasted vegetable? Mine is a toss up between brussels sprouts, broccoli, and potatoes.

I’m off to spend more time with my dad, and to nurse this darn cold…

OH! And make sure to check out Brandi’s blog at Bran Appetit! She’s fabulous (and I made the header!)


9 thoughts on “Tandoori Chicken Tenders

  1. Oooh, tandoori chicken! I love that stuff, and that recipe looks easy!

    Fave roasted veg? Any root vegetable works for me πŸ˜€

  2. Yum – I’m bookmarking this one. I love garam masala! My favorite roasted veggies…brussels, broccoli, and root veggies…and maybe eggplant. No wait, mushrooms. Oh, please don’t make me choose – love them all!

  3. Mmm definitely brussel sprouts! I love how roasting them brings out the best flavors. I like roast sweet potatoes, too. So many to choose from!

  4. Yum… I LOVE Tandoori Chicken. It’s been too long since I’ve made it.

    Thanks again for the header, Mara! I absolutely love it πŸ™‚

    Favorite roasted veggies:
    brussel sprouts

  5. i had no idea tandoori chicken was so easy!?? I loove getting it at mediterrenean or indian restaurants…my fave roasted veg is probably brussels, well squash too!

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