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Tandoori Chicken Meal Prep

Simple, comforting, spicy, tangy tandoori chicken meal prep for your entire week/family. An easy oven roasted tandoori chicken is layered with a minty-lemon rice and the easiest raita.

tandoori chicken meal prep

Meal Prep Monday!!!

It should be totally a thing, right?

I have started loving meal prep recipes. A life saver for busy moms!  

We eat a LOT of Tandoori chicken around here. It’s so easy, healthy and freezes well. I usually make a double batch and use leftovers in other recipes like, tandoori chicken sandwichestandoori chicken tortilla pizzaTandoori chicken Naanwich or Baked egg and tandoori chicken cups.

I’ve made this authentic tandoori chicken recipe a million times (ok, may be thousands), that I could make it probably in my sleep. It’s easy, simple, healthy, fool proof and is great in both oven and outdoor grill. A real crowd pleaser!!

So, it’s no brainer that I come up with yet another way to enjoy this Indian classic.

This chicken meal prep is just a portable meal made with all the components of this Tandoori chicken with cashew mint chutney.

tandoori chicken meal prep

tandoori chicken meal prep
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Tandoori Chicken Meal Prep

Simple, comforting, spicy, tangy tandoori chicken meal prep for your entire week/family. An easy oven roasted tandoori chicken is layered with a minty-lemon rice and the easiest raita. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: tandoori chicken
Servings: 4
Author: Maria Doss

Ingredients

Minty lemon rice

  • 4 cups leftover cooked, cooled white rice
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 bay leaf (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons chopped cashews
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 jalapeños pepper, sliced (use as much or as little as you'd like)
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed well
  • 1/8 inch piece ginger, crushed well
  • 1/3 cup chopped mint leaves
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 large lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon salt

Raita

Instructions

Make minty lemon rice

  • Heat 2 tablepsoons butter in a sautepan over medium heat. When butter is melted, add in cumin seeds, bay leaf and chopped cashews. Stir until cashews get golden and cumin is toasted. 
  • Stir in onions, jalapeños, garlic and ginger. Saute until onions get trasnslucent and then stir in mint and cilantro. Cook for about 30 seconds. Add rice, salt and lemon juice. Stir well and remove from heat. 

Make raita

  • Stir all raita ingredients together. 

To assemble meal prep

  • Spoon rice and then arrange tandoori chicken, raita and cucumber slices into meal prep containers. 

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Recipe Rating




Yogeshwari

Monday 21st of March 2022

Please put the nutrition facts. It's helpful for those who are tracking.

Maria Doss

Friday 20th of April 2018

Thank you so much Kathy:)

heather (delicious not gorgeous)

Friday 30th of March 2018

love how flavorful that rice sounds!! also- for the longest time my mom thought raita was soup, and she refused to believe that it wasn't until i made my friend back me up (;

Maria Doss

Friday 20th of April 2018

Your mother sounds very funny:) Thank you Heather.

Katherine | Love In My Oven

Wednesday 28th of March 2018

I really need to start meal-prepping. I'm terrible at it! You've inspired me :) This tandoori chicken would be a hit at my place!! Looks so good, Maria!

Kelly @ Kelly Lynns Sweets and Treats

Tuesday 27th of March 2018

Meal Prep Mondays should totally be a thing! I have to meal prep every week before I go back to work. Your tandoori chicken looks sooooo yummy too!

Maria Doss

Friday 20th of April 2018

Thank you Kelly:)