Indian Spiced Chicken with Rice Salad

Nuvita Biscuits

Get grilling with this fast and easy Indian-spiced chicken recipe using just six ingredients!


  • 1/3 cup tandoori paste
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek-style yoghurt
  • 650g chicken thigh fillets, trimmed
  • 450g packet 2 1/2 minute basmati rice
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh coriander leaves


  1. Combine tandoori paste and 2 tablespoons yoghurt together in a bowl. Add chicken. Stir to coat. Cover. Refrigerate for 2 hours to marinate, if time permits.
  2. Heat a barbecue plate or chargrill on medium-high heat. Cook chicken for 4 minutes each side or until cooked through. Transfer to a plate. Cover with foil. Stand for 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, cook rice following packet directions. Transfer to a bowl. Add cucumber and coriander to bowl. Stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Serve chicken with rice salad and remaining yoghurt.



Recipe Comments

  1. posted by vanvark83 on Feb 5, 2013

    Hello, Could anyone tell me what is the best Chicken Tikka Masala recipe that I can make at home. I want the best recipe… One thats closest if not better or equal to the ones they serve in Indian restaurants and takeaways.

    Thanks in advance :)

  2. posted by Disrae on Feb 5, 2013

    I am Indian and she can’t stand anything except tandoori chicken, nan and biryani/rice dishes (we don’t eat that on a DAILY basis plus most of my family is vegetarians). That means none of the regular vegetables and side dishes. And I don’t like PORK without which a Chinese would almost die but I might compromise on that dish.

    She also tries to deliberately poke fun at me by saying she’ll make me eat frogs and reptiles.

    We both are right now studying in Australia and thinking of sharing an apartment – need tips.

    It’s a serious argument and I’m really worried that such massive differences may actually affect the relationship

    I have known her since 21 days only and don’t want to lose here on these trifles.
    though it’s 21 days only, we’re quite serious already!

  3. posted by Jesse on Mar 17, 2013

    I am just looking for some ideas on some quick, low-fat recipes, or food items that don’t include vegetables, except green beans or mushrooms she actually likes those. Any ideas would help, thanks!

  4. posted by Sahil on Mar 20, 2013

    As in…….Italian, Mexican, African, French, German, Spanish, Indian, Asian, and etc….
    and if you can….tell me your favorite dish!

  5. posted by Spider Pc on Mar 21, 2013

    i’m going to teach for a day about the british cuisines.. and i’m on a search to find information that would be meaningful to talk about without having to go into deep detail..

  6. posted by Jose B on Mar 23, 2013

    I’m in Conyers, and there is no Indian food near here. I’m convenient to Loganville, Snellville, Lithonia, Decatur.

  7. posted by floydian8717 on Mar 24, 2013

    I’m going out for a work meal at a Indian restaurant, but don’t want anything hot or with nuts. Don’t really know much about indian cuisine, so any help would be fab! Can you recommend anything?

  8. posted by mmminja on Mar 25, 2013

    I know what each seed looks like, but could you tell me the difference in flavor between one and the other ?

    Also: when do you use each kind ? What influences your decision to use shahi jeera rather than jeera — or: the other way around ?

    thank you

  9. posted by blarg blarg on Mar 25, 2013

    I’ve got chicken breast in the frige defrosting for tonight’s dinner. What are some good chicken recipes for dinner?

    Thank you!

  10. posted by Kristian on Mar 25, 2013

    I am going to an Indian Restaurant for my dads birthday tonight, but I have been put on a calorie controlled diet. Obviously the main goal of the evening is to enjoy myself, so I wouldn’t want to be worrying at the back of my mind about how tight my jeans are feeling! Can any Indian Cuisine experts help me out?

    Balti Dhal Tarka
    Lentils cookedin a Balti with fresh ingredients.

    Bhindi & Tomato Balti
    Okra cooked with ginger, garlic, onions and extra tomatoes, gently cooked together with herbs and spices.

    Vegetable Rogan Josh
    A vegetarian dish prepared with tomatoes to create a tangy taste, garnished with fried onions and coriander.

    Vegetable Achari Balti
    Mixed vegetables cooked in a tangy and spicy flower.
    Balti Palak Aloo & Mushrooms
    A traditional vegetable Balti – potatoes, spinach and mushrooms cooked with selected spices and ginger, garlic, onions and tomatoes, garnished with methi and coriander.

    Balti Palak Aloo Dhal
    Spinach, potatoes and lentils cooked to a traditional Balti recipe.

    Chopped cucumber served in a homemade yoghurt Tandoori roti
    Unleavened bread baked in the tandoori oven Chapatti

    Thank you guys!

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