Who said salads have to be bland and dull to be healthy? Add a little bit of flavour to your regular chicken salad and transform it into a bowl of delicious, authentic Chicken Tandoori Salad. A perfect combination of crisp veggies and juicy, spicy chicken marinated and cooked in an array of spices, the recipe below is quite easy and simple to make. Read on to give it a try.
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How to Make Tasty Chicken Tandoori Salad at Home
In a bowl, combine chicken, tandoori masala and curd. Coat the chicken well, cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight to marinate.
Preheat the grill on medium-high heat and cook the chicken for about 7-8 minutes on each side. Remove on a plate, let the chicken pieces rest for at least 5 minutes, and then slice them into thick strips.
In a mixing bowl, whisk all the dressing ingredients together and refrigerate until serving time. In a salad bowl, arrange the lettuce leaves and top with tandoori chicken, cucumber, onion, jalapenos, cashews and coriander.
Pour the dressing over the salad while serving and give it a gentle toss. Serve immediately along with salted potato wedges or chips.
If you don't like your salad to be too spicy, deseed the jalapenos before chopping them. You can also add pitted Kalamata olives instead of jalapenos.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What can I use to maintain the spiciness of the salad without using jalapenos?
Skip the chopped jalapenos in the dressing and use cayenne pepper, paprika or black pepper instead.
Can I substitute cashews with other dry nuts?
Yes. You can almonds, pine nuts or walnuts instead of cashews or add a mix of all too.