Thursday, January 10, 2019

Tandoori Chicken from SkinnyTaste

Lately I seem to be on a SkinnyTaste cookbook kick. Here is another chicken recipe from the book One and Done using a sheet pan. I love a tray bake, everything is on one cooking sheet and it's so easy.


Here are the veggies chopped, seasoned and ready for the pan.


It looked better than my photos. Next time I am using more cauliflower. This is an old pan with large high sides to accommodate liquid and lots of vegetables.


Next time I will scale the recipe down as it's only the two of us.  Reheating it dried out the chicken a bit but still, it was delicious.l  Love the burst of flavors in this one.

Tandoori Chicken
a Sheetpan recipe from SkinnyTaste

1/4 cup whole-milk yogurt not Greek
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup chopped onion
3 garlic cloves pressed or minced
2 teaspoons fresh ginger
2 teaspoons garam masala
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 3/4 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs (3 1/2 ounces each), trimmed of fat
Olive oil spray

For the Vegetables
1 1/2 pounds rainbow carrots halved and cut lengthwise, then cut into 2-inch pieces
4 cups medium cauliflower florets about 1 whole head
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon garam masala
1 teaspoon kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper

For the Chicken

In a small bowl, combine the yogurt, lemon juice, onion, garlic, ginger, garam masala, turmeric, cayenne, smoked paprika, and salt. Place the chicken thighs in a gallon freezer bag with the marinade and refrigerate for 1 hour up to overnight. (I this marinated overnight)

When ready to cook, adjust an oven rack in the center and another 4-6 inches from the broiler. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Spray a large rimmed sheet pan with oil.

For the Vegetables
In a large bowl or on a plate, toss the carrots and cauliflower with olive oil. Sprinkle with the garam masala, salt, and pepper to taste and toss to coat. Spread the vegetables onto the pan. Remove the chicken from the marinade, scrape off the excess, and nestle the chicken thighs in with the vegetables. Lightly spray with oil.

Roast on center rack until the vegetables are tender  and chicken is cooked through, about 30 minutes.

Sharing with Beth Fish's Weekend Cooking Series.


Vicki said...

Yum, that looks so good and I love all the ingredients. I bought a sheet pan cookbook yesterday so I'll be making some stuff from it soon.

Mae Travels said...

Looks delicious! Those are great spices for chicken.

Recipes used to suggest making things like this in a 9x13 inch baking pan, which cooks pretty much like a sheet pan. But sheet pans seem to have become more popular -- admittedly they are bigger, but you don't need that much if you are cooking for 2 or 3 people.

best... mae at

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

This does sound good! This condo we are in doesn't have an oven, so can't wait to move on Tuesday to an another resort (my favourite) with a full kitchen!

Beth F said...

Okay, okay. I'm going to see if my library has SkinnyTaste books. Especially this one. This looks soooo good.

Claudia said...

I love doing sheet pan dinners too, and look forward to trying this version. A great combination of veggies and spices with the chicken.

Deb in Hawaii said...

It looks really tasty and easy too!

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