Tandoori Chicken and Cauliflower “Rice” with Tandoori Spice

Before my mom came to visit, I made this recipe which was very delicious but unfortunately had a slightly more subtle flavor than I would have liked.  I’m not sure what I could have done differently to enhance the flavor, but I will definitely experiment with it in the future to bring out the delicious spices a little more.  It was an easy recipe to make though, and I have now been introduced to Tandoori spice as a flavoring ingredient to use in other dishes as well.

I wasn’t able to find kosher chicken thighs, so I used drumsticks (about 2 lbs.)… Whole311

I then made the marinade using 1 cup of full fat coconut milk, 1 Tablespoon of Tandoori seasoning, and the juice of half a lemon.  Here’s what the marinade looked like once it was all mixed up: Whole312

I then poured it over the chicken and used my hands to press the marinade into the chicken pieces, and I let it marinate in the fridge for the whole day while I was at work. Whole313

When I got home from work, I followed the directions from the original recipe to bake it in the oven–I put a wire rack on a baking sheet covered in foil, and coated the rack with melted coconut oil, then I baked the chicken in the oven for about 40 minutes at 375, flipping it half way through the baking time.

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On the side, I made Cauliflower Rice with Tandoori Spices, which I cooked in the wok in coconut oil along with 1 chopped onion, 1 chopped garlic clove and I added salt, pepper and another Tablespoon of the tandoori spice. Whole307 That was one of the best side dishes I’ve made in a long time and it was delicious and quite easy!

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About Anna Levin

My name is Anna. My husband, Ken, and I live in Baltimore, where we are every mother's dream: he's an Ophthalmology resident and I am a lawyer! On October 8th, 2012 we welcomed our baby girl, Julia Rose, into the world so as you can imagine we are very busy chasing after her and watching her grow and learn as she explores the world around her! In my free time, I enjoy cooking, reading, blogging, spending time with my family and taking long walks in new neighborhoods. I look forward to sharing this journey and hope that in doing so, I can provide some insight for other first time moms. While you're at it, check out my personal blog: MyLittlePoppyseed
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