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Tandoori chicken – under 200 calories

tandoorichickenThis recipe for low fat, low calorie curried Tandoori chicken is packed full of flavour. It’s quick to cook and the marinade does all the work – who needs takeaways?

Nutritional information

Prep time: 30 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Serves: 8

Calories: 171
Protein: 24g
Carbs: 4g
Fat: 7g
(per serving)


For the chicken: For the marinade:
juice 2 lemons 300ml Greek yogurt
4 tsp paprika large piece ginger, grated
2 red onions, finely chopped 4 garlic cloves, crushed
16 skinless chicken thighs ¾  tsp garam masala
vegetable oil, for brushing ¾  tsp ground cumin
½  tsp chilli powder
¼ tsp turmeric

Cooking instructions

1. Mix the lemon juice with the paprika and red onions in a large shallow dish. Slash each chicken thigh three times, then turn them in the juice. Set aside for 10 minutes.

2. Mix all the marinade ingredients together and pour over the chicken. Mix well and then cover and chill for at least one hour. This can be done up to a day in advance.

3. Heat the grill. Lift the chicken pieces onto a rack over a baking tray. Brush with a little oil and grill for 8 minutes on each side or until lightly charred and completely cooked through.

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17 Mar
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9 thoughts on “Tandoori chicken – under 200 calories”

  1. Faye Jenner says:

    Yum! going to try this, thanks for the idea.

  2. Jenny says:


  3. Jessica says:

    Went shopping for all the ingredients last night. going to make this on Saturday for me and my husband instead of getting a takeaway.

  4. Emma says:

    Going to try this tonight

    1. Let us know how you get on.

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  5. Jayne says:

    Actually nicer than the fatty takeaway I normally have! Printed and added to my recipe book at home! Love it. x

    1. We’re pleased you like it Jayne : )

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  6. Mrs J says:

    Thanks for the inspiration! I made this last night with some Skinny Rice and it was gorgeous. Can’t believe it’s under 200 calories. The hubby and kids loved it too.

    1. Skinny rice?…great idea Mrs J 🙂

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