This 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 and suitable for the whole family.

Make a large batch and freeze for your own (microwave dinner) and one that's healthier.

SERVES 4 (Single serve: one protein)



  • 2 x 200 gram chicken breasts each sliced into 4 pieces
  • 1/4 cup ricotta or cottage cheese
  • 2 tablespoons tandoori paste unsweetened
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt or to your taste


In a large bowl, mix the cottage cheese, salt and tandoori paste. Add the chicken pieces to the bowl and cover with the tandoori mixture and allow to marinade for a few hours, or it can equally be cooked immediately.

Fry, bake or barbecue until cooked. Serve with mint raita (yoghurt, cucumber and mint) and your favourite side dish.

October 03, 2021 — Jennifer Whalland