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
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 jalapeƱos 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

  • 3/4 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper powder
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

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, jalapeƱos, 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.