Tandoori chicken pittas recipe

32 ratingsRate
  • Serves Makes 24 pitta halves
  • 30mins to prepare, 4hrs to marinate and 15mins to cook
  • 145 calories / serving
  • Healthy
Share
Rate
Rate
Binder
Add this recipe to your binder.
Add
Mealplan
tandori chick pittas HERO

These heavenly pockets are perfect eaten outdoors under a blazing sun. The cooling yogurt is the perfect foil for the spicy chicken. If you're feeling virtuous, use wholemeal pitta bread...

In a bowl, combine the chicken pieces and lemon juice and mix well. Add the curry paste, garlic, ginger, half the chopped mint, 2tbsps of the yogurt and season well. Leave for at least 3-4 hours, but overnight is even better.

In another bowl, add the remaining yogurt and mint and the grated cucumber, season well, and mix together thoroughly.

Divide the marinated chicken between 8-10 medium-sized squares of foil, wrapping the foil tightly around the chicken. Place on top of the barbecue for about 15 minutes, or until the meat is cooked.

Open up the pitta breads like pockets, then fill the bottoms with the mixed leaves and a few cubes of the chicken and top with a good dollop of the yogurt dressing. Serve.


How to Cook in High Heels, by Sasha Parker and Korin Nolan, published by Absolute Press. Whether you want to create a fabulous family favourite or a girls dinner party to remember, then How to Cook in High Heels takes care of it all. Order the book online.

 

See more picnic recipes > 

Text
ingredients
Email recipe details
Print recipe
  • Ingredients

  • 6 chicken breasts, skinned and cut into chunks
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 3tbsp of tandoori or Tikka Masala curry paste
  • 1tsp garlic paste or chopped fresh garlic
  • 1tsp ginger paste or chipped fresh ginger
  • a small bunch of fresh mint, freshly chopped
  • 5tbsp plain low-fat bio yogurt
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ cucumber, peeled and grated
  • 12 large pitta breads
  • 150g mixed lettuce leaves Seasonal ingredient
Shop ingredients
Ways to shop
Look out for this basket to buy recipe ingredients.
Find out more

or
  • Calories
    145
    7%
  • Sugar
    2g
    2%
  • Fat
    1g
    1%
  • Saturates
    0.2g
    1%
  • Salt
    0.6g
    10%
of an adult's Reference Intake daily amount.
Find out more
Convert

Suggested tips & skills

Text me the ingredients

Simply enter your mobile number below to receive the ingredients for this recipe by text

Please enter a valid UK or Ireland mobile phone number

Terms of Use. We will send you a text containing the list of ingredients for this recipe and a link to access the method. This will not cost you anything. If a message is undelivered we will only attempt to resend for up to 24 hours. This service involves no registration or subscription.