This low-carb tandoori chicken recipe is such a brilliant alternative to microwave curry dinners covered in high-sugar sauces and a great alternative even for processed chicken nuggets. You can make these as spicy or as tasty as you prefer.
Whether you serve them as an appetizer or a main dish, it’s an amazing piece of deliciousness!
Are there carbs in tandoori chicken?
Most store-bought or restaurant-made tandoori chicken are covered in pre-made sauces or marinades. These tandoori sauces often contain large amounts of added sugar, wheat, colorings, additives.
This easy homemade tandoori chicken recipe, however, is sugar-free, wheat-free, low carb and so easy to make AND only uses 3 ingredients.
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To make the curry marinade you only need 3 simple ingredients.
Tandoori paste, natural unsweetened yogurt, and salt.
For best results, you can marinate the chicken meat for a few hours in the refrigerator, but usually, I’m not that organized so I just mix it together then cook them immediately.
How to cook tandoori chicken
It only takes a few simple steps to create an amazing tasty chicken recipe for the barbecue or grill.
The best part? The chicken tandoori marinade only requires 3 simple ingredients, that you probably have in your fridge and pantry right now.
If you enjoy meal prepping to make weekdays a little less chaotic, cook a double batch to pack lunches for the following day. Check out what sides work best with this dish so you can add a little variety when servings it as leftovers.
How to cook in an air fryer
Using an air fryer to cook curry chicken bites is quick and easy.
- Preheat to 190C/375F.
- Spray the wire basket with cooking oil.
- Gently place each chicken piece into the oiled basket. Ensure there is plenty of space between them.
- Cook for 15 minutes, open the drawer and turn each piece.
- Cook for a further 5-10 minutes, depending on the size of pieces being cooked. Chicken must be completely cooked into the centre of each piece.
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Best side dishes
If this chicken recipe is cooked on the BBQ in the summer, it is best served with a large leafy green salad with curry mayonnaise.
If you’re cooking the tandoori chicken in the winter, it’s best served with hot vegetables or any of these keto chicken side dishes.
To make this a complete meal, why not serve with cauliflower rice? It’s light and fluffy and incredibly filling when you make it with coconut cream.
How to make cauliflower rice
If you have never enjoyed cauliflower rice before, or you thought it was bland and made your kitchen a mess, just look at how easy it can be. And learn why coconut cream is the magic ingredient that turns smelly cauliflower into a firm family favorite.
Once the tandoori chicken has been cooked, keep it in an airtight container and in the fridge for up to 3 days. It can also be stored in the freezer for up to 2 months.
If you have any leftovers, they are the perfect healthy protein for your kiddo’s school lunch box. Children love these delicious chicken curry bites.
Low-carb tandoori chicken recipe
- 2 large chicken breasts each sliced into 4 pieces
- 65 ml natural unsweetened yoghurt unsweetened
- 2 tbsp tandoori paste unsweetened
- 1/4 tsp salt optional
- In a large bowl, mix the yoghurt, salt and tandoori paste.
- Add the chicken pieces to the bowl and cover with the tandoori yoghurt mixture and allow to marinade for a few hours, or it can equally be cooked immediately.
- Fry, bake, barbecue until cooked.
- Serve with mint raita (yoghurt, cucumber and mint) and plenty of vegetables.
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