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Sunday, January 29

Indian Tacos with Easy Tandoori Chicken and Raita

Indian Tacos with Tandoori Chicken and Raita from @janemaynard

This recipe for Indian Tacos is pretty much a simplified version of my beloved Indian Burritos recipe. I seriously love those burritos, but the tacos involve a few less ingredients, which is welcome on a busy weeknight.

Indian Tacos with Tandoori Chicken and Raita from @janemaynard

I can’t tell you how much I love these tacos. The tender tandoori chicken (don’t worry, I have a shortcut way to make it that does not involve a tandoor oven) topped with delicious Indian raita sauce and just a few simple vegetables is so tasty. It’s been a while since I’ve made these and really there is no good reason for that!

Indian Tacos with Tandoori Chicken and Raita from @janemaynard

 

Indian Tacos with Tandoori Chicken
 
Author:
Serves: 6 servings
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon cardamom
  • ¼ teaspoon cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 bell pepper, sliced
  • 12 flour tortillas (smallest size you can find)
  • 1 cup shredded red cabbage
  • Raita sauce (recipe below)
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped for garnish
Instructions
  1. The night before: mix together the yogurt, lemon juice, garlic, cumin, ginger, coriander, salt, cayenne pepper, cardamom, cloves, and black pepper. Stab the 2 chicken breasts with a fork on all sides, then place in yogurt mixture. Let marinate overnight.
  2. The next day: Preheat oven to 450º F. Cook chicken in oven for ~20 minutes, or until juices run clear and internal temperature of the chicken reaches 160 F.
  3. Cut chicken into bite-sized pieces.
  4. Sautee onion and pepper in a large frying pan over medium heat in canola oil, until veggies are softened.
  5. Top tortillas with tandoori chicken, grilled onions and peppers, red cabbage, raita sauce, and cilantro.

 

Indian Tacos with Tandoori Chicken and Raita from @janemaynard

 

Raita
 
Prep time
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Indian cucumber-yogurt sauce.
Author:
Serves: 1 cup
Ingredients
  • ½ cup cucumber, shredded
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon green onion
  • ¼ teaspoon lime juice
  • ¼ teaspoon coriander
  • ⅛ teaspoon cumin
  • ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • Pinch cardamom
Instructions
  1. Peel and seed cucumber, then shred.
  2. Mix all ingredients together. Store in fridge and serve cold.

 

 


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