Monday, March 2, 2015

Curry-Garam Masala Baked Chicken Tenderloins


Curry Garam Masala Chicken Tenderloins greek yogurt

Requirements for loving a recipe...

I love recipes with a short list of ingredients.

I love recipes that require little effort but deliver big flavor.

I love recipes where the effort is made by the appliance and not by me.

I love a recipe that cooks up fast

In this case my recipe for Curry-Garam Masala Baked Chicken Tenderloins covers all four of these requirements...

Only seven ingredients.

The only effort here is stirring everything together but boy are the flavors spot on, warm, rich - but not heavy, and oh so yummy.

The oven does all the work, all you do is slide in a baking sheet.

15 minutes and you are done.

What's not love about this recipe?

Serves 2- 4
  • 2 tablespoons non fat greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • Zest and juice of one blood orange (or regular orange )
  • 1/4 teaspoon pilpelchum or cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken tenderloin, cut into thin strips

  1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl stir to incorporate
  2. Allowed to marinate in the refrigerator 2 to 8 hours - better overnight
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  4. Place chicken on a oiled foil lined rimmed baking sheet in a single layer.
  5. Bake 10 minutes, drain off any excess liquids . 
  6. Turn pieces over,  return to oven and cook another five minutes or till lightly golden.
Serve with yogurt and torn pieces of pita or toss into a salad or basmati rice. Enjoy!


  1. Wow, this chicken sounds like it would be really flavorful. Sounds yummy!

    1. It is so flavorful not to mention very tender, Dawn. The yogurt helps in the tenderizing of the chicken. If you have leftovers it is great in salad or stuffed in pita bread!
      Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  2. Wow excellent idea Jackie! Definitely a must-try and as you mentioned a no-fuss one:)
    Thanks so much!

    1. Thank you Little Cooking Tips!. Hope you have a chance to try the recipe. :-D