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Tandoori Chicken Salad

Tandoori Chicken Salad

THE BEST Tandoori chicken salad that you will ever eat!! Perfectly cooked authentic tandoori chicken, creamy raita inspired yogurt dressing, crisp roasted cashews, cucumber, lettuce, red onion and jalapeños, this Indian chicken salad is packed with tons of flavor and texture. 


It all begins with the Best Authentic Tandoori Chicken Recipe!!!

Authentic. Easy. Healthy. Tender. SUPER FLAVORFUL. 

The best part of my favorite tandoori chicken is that it is not only delicious served with a Cashew Mint Chutney, but also made into several meals. Like this Tandoori Chicken SandwichesBaked Egg & Tandoori Chicken Cup or Tandoori chicken Naanwich

And a new favorite: Tandoori Chicken Salad <—- A creative twist to an authentic recipe

  • Healthy
  • Easy 
  • Made ahead
  • Delicious
  • Flavor packed
  • Crisp
  • Crunchy

Let us look at the team players in this Indian chicken salad recipe:

Tandoori Chicken – Greek yogurt, lime juice, spices, ginger, garlic, kasoori methi are mixed together and used in marinading boneless, skinless chicken thighs to make a tender, delicious tandoori chicken. 

Dressing – Yogurt, mayonnaise, mint, jalapeno, garlic and lime juice are made into the best Indian salad dressing.

Lettuce – Romaine or butter lettuce 

Cucumber – English cucumbers

Cashews – Crispy roasted cashews

Red onion, Cilantro – More deliciousness



How to meal prep tandoori chicken salad ? 

Make Tandoori chicken, cool and refrigerate 

Make Tandoori chicken salad dressing. Refrigerate. 

Have lettuce, cucumber, red onion and cilantro chilled in seperate containers. 

Assemble salad with tandoori chicken just before eating. 


How to make this authentic tandoori chicken salad ? 

Step-1: Make the Best authentic tandoori chicken recipe

Step-2: Stir together best Indian salad dressing

Step-3: Toss all ingredients together


Best Tandoori Chicken Salad!!!



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Chickpea Burrito Bowls – Healthy, easy, quick chickpea burrito bowl meal prep that is nothing short of delicious. An amazing combination of tacos chickpeas ,tangy pico de gallo, sweet corn, shredded cheddar, spicy jalapeño and buttery avocado slices – all piled on a bed of white or brown rice. Vegetarian burrito bowl meal prep for the week or make it for dinner!!!

Curried Cashew Spinach Soup – This curried cashew spinach soup is light, creamy, spicy and tastes amazing!! 

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Tandoori Chicken Salad

THE BEST Tandoori chicken salad that you will ever eat!! Perfectly cooked authentic tandoori chicken, creamy raita inspired yogurt dressing, crisp roasted cashews, cucumber, lettuce, red onion and jalapeños, this Indian chicken salad is packed with tons of flavor and texture.
Author: Maria Doss


Tandoori Chicken Salad Dressing

  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 to 5 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped mint
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped jalapenos, or as required
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt or as required

Tandoori Chicken Salad

  • 1 recipe Tandoori chicken
  • 8 cups chopped lettuce
  • 1/2 sliced cucumber
  • 1/2 cup roasted cashews
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • sliced jalapeños, as required


Make Tandoori Chicken Salad Dressing

  • Stir all tandoori chicken salad dressing ingredients together and refrigerate until serving time (adjust water to get the desired thickness)

Assemble Tandoori Chicken Salad

  • Place lettuce in a large bowl, top with tandoori chicken (chopped if desired), cucumber, cashews, red onion, cilantro and jalapeños. Pour the dressing on top of the salad and gently toss to combine. Serve immediately.  


Like it more spicy? 
  •     Grate jalapeños into the dressing 
  •     Increase cayenne pepper powder in the tandoori chicken recipe
  •     Top with as much sliced jalapeños as your heart desires. 
Like it less spicy? 
  •     Remove seeds before chopped jaalpenos for the dressing
  •     Omit sliced jaalpenos in the salad

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