Jamie's Tandoori chicken

with zingy rice salad

Jamie's Tandoori chicken

Jamie's Tandoori chicken

Serves Serves 2
Time Cooks In40 minutes
DifficultyNot too tricky
Nutrition per serving Plus
  • Calories 635 32%
  • Fat 13.0g 19%
  • Saturates 2.5g 13%
  • Sugars 14.1g 16%
  • Salt 0.4g 7%
  • Protein 40.5g 81%
  • Carbs 95.2g 37%
  • Fibre 4.9g -
Of an adult's reference intake
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  • 2 higher-welfare chicken breasts
  • 1 heaped teaspoon Tandoori spice mix
  • 200 g brown rice
  • ½ a red onion
  • 2 lemons
  • 1 bunch of fresh coriander , (15g)
  • 100 g ripe tomatoes
  • 1 fresh green chilli
  • olive oil
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 gem lettuce
  • 100 g fat-free natural yoghurt
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  1. Fill a medium saucepan with plenty of salted water, place over a high heat and bring to a boil.
  2. Meanwhile, lay the chicken on a board and lightly score both sides with a sharp knife in a criss-cross fashion. Place in a large unsealed plastic bag, sprinkle in the Tandoori spices, then gently bash with the bottom of a heavy pan or rolling pin until slightly flattened and the spices are bashed in.
  3. Add the rice to the boiling water and cook for 25 minutes, or until tender. Drain in a sieve, then return to the warm pan, cover with a lid and put to one side off the heat.
  4. Meanwhile, peel the onion, then very finely slice. Place in a large bowl with a pinch of sea salt and the juice from 1 lemon. Scrunch well with clean hands until soft.
  5. Use a speed-peeler to peel the carrot, then continue shaving in long ribbons, then put to one side. Pick the coriander leaves and set aside, then very finely chop the stalks. Roughly chop the tomatoes, then halve, deseed and finely chop the chilli (use slightly less if you can’t handle the heat!). Add the coriander stalks, tomatoes and chilli to the onion mixture. Mix well and season to taste.
  6. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large non-stick frying pan on a medium heat, add the chicken and fry for around 4 minutes on each side, turning from time to time, or until golden and cooked through. Meanwhile, halve the remaining lemon and place cut-side down in the pan to heat through.
  7. Remove the chicken to a clean board to rest. Tip the warm rice into the onion mixture and fold through. Using tongs or two forks, squeeze the jammy cooked lemon halves into the bowl (picking out any pips!).
  8. Spoon the rice salad onto plates. Click off the lettuce leaves and arrange around the plate, then scatter the carrot ribbons on top.
  9. Slice up the chicken and arrange on top of the rice, drizzle over any resting juices, then tear over the reserved coriander leaves. Drizzle over the yoghurt, then serve.