Tandoori Chicken Recipe

Tandoori Chicken Recipe

When it comes to Indian cuisine, Tandoori Chicken, with its rich blend of spices, creamy coconut undertones, and succulent chicken, is a timeless classic that never fails to impress. This dish, with its origin deeply rooted in India, is perfect for any occasion.

Is Tandoori Chicken healthy?

Tandoori Chicken offers some health benefits like being a good source of lean protein, low in saturated fat, and containing spices with potential anti-inflammatory properties. Plus, it's a good fit for low-carb and gluten-free diets, given its natural makeup. However, how good it is for you depends on how you prepare it. For a healthier option, choose boneless chicken, use unsweetened Organic Coconut Cream in the marinade for a delightful taste, and watch your portion sizes. Keep in mind to enjoy it as part of a balanced diet with a variety of foods for all your nutritional needs. I love serving it with fragrant basmati rice cooked in Organic Coconut Milk  and spices – these simple tweaks can transform Tandoori Chicken into a flavorful and guilt-free meal.

In this blog post, we will walk you through a simple yet sensational Tandoori Chicken recipe using Thai Coco's Coconut Cream and Coconut Milk. Get ready to embark on a culinary adventure that will delight your taste buds.



For the Marinade:

1 cup Thai Coco Coconut Cream
1 tsp each of ground coriander, paprika, turmeric, cumin, cayenne pepper, and ground ginger
1 tsp salt and black pepper
2 tsp garlic, minced
2 tbsp oil
1 lemon
4 boneless chicken legs or thighs

For the Main Meal:

1 cup basmati rice
1 can full-fat Thai Coco's Coconut Milk
1/2 tsp turmeric and cumin
1/2 cup water



  1. Make the marinade by mixing 1 cup of Thai Coco Coconut Cream with the spices.
  2. Add salt, black pepper, minced garlic, oil, and lemon juice to the marinade and stir.
  3. Coat boneless chicken with the marinade.
  4. Refrigerate the chicken for at least 2 hours.
  5. Heat a skillet, add oil, and cook the chicken until it's golden brown on both sides.
  6. Transfer the cooked chicken to a dish, and it's ready to enjoy!

Main Meal:
  1. In the same skillet you used for the chicken, pour in a can of Thai Coco's Coconut Milk for a creamy base.
  2. Add 1/2 teaspoon each of turmeric and cumin to enhance the flavors. Also, pour in 1/2 cup of water to create a tasty sauce.
  3. Now, it's time to combine everything. Put uncooked basmati rice into the skillet with the coconut milk and spices. Mix it well so the rice gets evenly coated.
  4. Place the cooked chicken pieces on top of the rice mixture. This helps the chicken's flavors infuse into the rice while cooking.
  5. Cover the skillet and let it cook on low heat for about 25 minutes. This ensures the rice cooks perfectly and the chicken stays tender and delicious. Enjoy your meal!

There you have it – a mouthwatering Tandoori Chicken recipe that's not only delicious but also sure to leave a lasting impression on your family and friends. With the help of Thai Coco's Coconut Cream and Coconut Milk, you've created a dish that perfectly balances the rich, aromatic flavors of Indian cuisine. Whether it's a special occasion or a weeknight dinner, this Tandoori Chicken recipe is sure to elevate your culinary repertoire. Savor the exquisite flavors, and enjoy every bite of this delightful recipe!


Joan Silvino
October 6, 2023

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