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Tandoori chicken with pineapple salsa

A really tasty family dinner or great on BBQ


  • 4 (about 180g each) chicken breasts with the skin left on (use corn-fed chickens if available)

  • 175ml natural yoghurt

  • 1 tsp garam masala

  • 1 tsp grated ginger

  • 1 tsp crushed garlic

  • 2 small red chillies, seeds removed, finely chopped

  • 1 tbs chopped fresh mint

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh coriander

  • 1/4 tsp turmeric

  • 1 tbs mild curry powder

  • 20ml (1 tbs) lime juice

  • Lime wedges, to serve

  • Pineapple salsa

  • 1/2 ripe pineapple, peeled, core and eyes removed, cut into 1cm cubes

  • 1 red onion, finely diced

  • 1 small red capsicum, seeds and core removed, finely diced

  • 1 small green capsicum, seeds and core removed, finely diced

  • 2 tbs chopped fresh coriander

  • 100ml rice wine vinegar

  • 2 limes, zested, juiced

  • 4 tbs caster sugar

  • 2 red chillies, seeds removed, finely diced


  • 1.


  • 2.

    Make a few deep cuts through each chicken breast and place in a non-metallic dish. Place yoghurt, garam marsala, ginger, garlic, chillies, mint, coriander, turmeric, curry powder, lime juice and 1 teaspoon salt in a food processor. Whiz to combine.

  • 3.

    Pour the mixture over the chicken breasts until they are well-coated and refrigerate overnight or for a minimum of 4 hours to marinate.

  • 4.

    Meanwhile, to make the pineapple salsa, place the pineapple, onion, capsicums and coriander in a bowl and set aside.

  • 5.

    Place vinegar, lime zest and juice, sugar and chillies in a small bowl. Stir to dissolve the sugar.

  • 6.

    Add the dressing to the pineapple salsa, then stir to combine. Cover and set aside.

  • 7.

    Preheat the oven to 240°C.

  • 8.

    Remove the chicken breasts from the marinade; discard marinade. Place on a rack over a roasting tray and bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until cooked through and the outside is lightly charred.

  • 9.

    Serve with pineapple salsa and lime wedges


Prep time includes marinating

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