Ready to spice up your salad? Try this amazing Chopped Tandoori Chicken Salad recipe for a spicy taste of India that your whole family will enjoy! A salad is go-to lunch recipe. It is easy to prepare and I usually have salad ingredients on hand. However, if I forget to add some proteins, I feel hungry one hour after my lunch and end up eating foods that I should not be eating. So I always add proteins: be it chickpeas, meat, or tuna.
One of my favourite’s addition is chicken. It is a lean cut of meat, cooks fast and cost-effective. But chicken can be tasteless if it is not seasoned appropriately. So when Pataks’s Canada suggested Tandoori Curry Paste as a flavor of the month, I knew I wanted to make a chicken salad. I thought it would add that delicious taste to my salad! And with reason, the recipe turned out amazing. I have never had Tandoori chicken before so I did not know what to expect but let me tell you this: I was missing really missing out.
I did not know that this Northern India’s traditional marinade was that popular either. When I went to the grocery store to buy yogurt & chicken thighs for my salad recipe, the cashier (who is Indian) was almost shocked I have never had chicken tandoori before. He said it was a staple in his culture.
For this recipe, I used chicken thighs that I cut into small pieces before grilling. I let them marinate a few hours in the marinade and grilled them on the BBQ before severing on a lettuce salad with some shredded cheese and cherry tomatoes. Then tenderness of the chicken combined with the crunch of the salad was a pure heaven to the palate. I could not get enough of it and I am sure you won’t either! So let’s see how you can make this Tandoori Chicken Salad Recipe!
Tandoori Chicken Salad Recipe
- 2 boneless chicken thighs
- 4 TBSP of Patak’s Canada Tandoori Curry Paste
- 5 TBSP of plain Yogurt.
- 1 TBSP of lemon juice
- 1 lettuce
- 1/4 cup of cherry tomatoes
- 1/3 cup of shredded Parmesan
- In a small bowl, combine the Tandoori curry paste, yogurt and lemon juice. Set aside
- Cut the chicken thighs into small pieces
- In a large bowl, combine the chicken and marinate. Cover and refrigerate for few hours.
- In the mean, prepare the salad: combine the lettuce and the tomatoes
- Preheat the grill
- Put the chicken in skewers and grill for few minutes
- In a large salad bowl, combine chicken and salad
- Top with shredded cheese
I was a bit skeptical at first as I never mixed Tandoori curry paste with yogurt, nor marinated my chicken that way. But I was wrong. The combination of tandoori and yogurt provided a very tender chicken as well as a delicious flavor. My husband and I loved this chicken tandoori salad recipe so much that we had it two meals in a row. My 14 year old enjoyed the chicken and tossed out the salad (SIGH). He ate as is with a fork while my little princess added it to her sandwich. They found it a bit spicy for their pallets at first but they kept asking for more.
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I am part of the Patak’s Canada ambassador program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.
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