Tandoori Chicken Salad

Serves 4 Prep Time 2 hours   Cook Time 20 minutes   Rated:

Tandoori is always a crowd pleaser, and hopefully this version, all filleted and easy peasy, should be as well. Don’t hesitate to use just the marinade recipe for your normal, everyday, run-of-the-mill tandoori chicken, fish, or lamb. Marinate un-filleted cuts of meat as directed and then char the living daylights out of it. So yummy.

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  • Marinade
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 15 Grams piece ginger
  • 2 bay leaves, spine removed
  • 1 red chilli seeds optional
  • 1 Tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 2 Tablespoons turmeric
  • ½ tsp each ground coriander, cumin, cinnamon
  • A few peppercorns
  • 2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) BUY
  • 200 Grams Greek yoghurt
  • Salad
  • 2 chicken breast fillets
  • Oil for frying
  • 170 Grams red lentils
  • Water for steaming
  • Salad greens of choice
  • 1 cucumber, finely sliced
  • ½ red onion, finely sliced
  • 40 Grams pistachios, shelled
  • 40 Grams Apricots dried diced
  • Handful mint leaves
  • Dressing
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 60 Grams Greek yoghurt
  • 60 Grams Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) BUY
  • Juice 1 lemon (min. 80g)
  • Generous pinch pink salt flakes BUY



To make marinade, place all ingredients into Thermomix bowl and blend 10 sec/speed 8. Pour into a large Ziploc bag.


Butterfly chicken breast fillets and add to bag. Spread marinade around the chicken and place in the fridge for at least 2 hours or up to 2 days.


Place lentils into simmering basket and fill Thermomix bowl to just below the base of the basket with water. Cook16 min/100°C/speed 4. Set aside until ready to serve.


When ready to eat, heat oil in a grill pan and cook chicken fillets both sides until charred on the outside and cooked in the centre. Slice on the diagonal.


Arrange all salad ingredients, including cooked lentils onto a large platter finishing with the chicken and mint.


Make dressing by placing all ingredients into Thermomix bowl and blend 10 sec/speed 8. Pour over salad and serve immediately.

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