This dish takes inspiration from a South Indian Black Pepper Chicken curry for its marinated and roasted chicken thighs, which are paired with a heart-warming pilau rice flecked with raisins and caramelised onions. A spiced yoghurt rich in turmeric among other spices cuts through the spicy chicken and cools it down while some simply sautéed spinach adds colour and more nutrients to the plate.

Cook our delicious Tamil Black Pepper Chicken in just Minutes

We’ve sourced and blended all of the unique flavour ingredients to make our authentic Tamil Black Pepper Chicken. We bring these all together in a recipe kit, which consists of 3 flavour pots; a Black Pepper Paste pot, a Tamil Rice Stock pot and a Turmeric Yoghurt Seasoning pot. Simply follow our recipe, adding a few items from your fridge, to cook this delicious Tamil Black Pepper Chicken in just 30 minutes.

How Our Recipes Kits Work

We provide flavour ingredients:

  • Black Pepper Paste
  • Tamil Rice Stock
  • Turmeric Yoghurt Seasoning

Your shopping list:

chicken thighs (skinless)
Basmati rice
small red onion
Greek yoghurt
of raisins (40g)
spinach leaves(optional)

Our 30 minute recipe

  • 1.

    Boil a full kettle of water and heat the oven to 220C/fan 200/gas 7. Mix the Black Pepper Paste with 50g of the yoghurt in a bowl, then add the slashed chicken thighs. Mix well to coat, then cook on a baking tray in the oven for 25-30 mins, or until cooked through. While the chicken cooks, do step 2.

  • 2.

    Heat a little oil in a lidded saucepan over medium heat and fry the onion for 5-6 mins, until golden. Add the rice and the raisins and fry for 1 min. Stir in the Tamil Rice Stock, then pour in 250ml boiling water. Mix well and bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to low, cover with a lid and let it simmer for 10 mins.

  • 3.

    Meanwhile, mix the rest of your yoghurt with the Turmeric Yoghurt Seasoning in a bowl, and keep aside. Optional: Heat a little oil in a separate pan over medium heat and toast the cashews for 2 min. Then add the spinach and fry for 2 more mins, or until lightly wilted. Season to taste.

  • 4.

    Serve the rice and chicken with the wilted spinach and cashews, along with the spiced yoghurt sauce.


Tamil Black Pepper Chicken Reviews

BASED ON 785 reviews

Julie - Nov 13, 2018


Julie - Nov 13, 2018

The best yet.... delicious!!!!

Samantha - Nov 13, 2018

Absolutely delicious! The spinach side dish was lovely and the cashews really complimented the whole dish. Would have this again.

Andrew - Nov 13, 2018

Both the rice and chicken were delicious. Would make this again and again

Lisa - Nov 12, 2018

I enjoyed the contrasting flavours in this dish

Lisa - Nov 12, 2018

I enjoyed the contrasting flavours in this dish

Fiona - Nov 12, 2018

Hubby’s favourite dish to date

Toni - Nov 10, 2018

Not one of my favourites. Quite powdery and the yogurt dressing was not good. I wouldn’t order this one again :-(

Rachel - Nov 10, 2018

rice was really nice, chicken was good too

Jade - Nov 08, 2018

So yummy! A favourite!

Victoria - Nov 08, 2018


Rachael - Nov 08, 2018

Beautiful flavour!!

Debra - Nov 08, 2018

Really tasty- the accompanying pilau rice was delicious aswell as the chicken.

Robert - Nov 08, 2018

Different to way I imagined but delicious

Stephen - Nov 08, 2018

Chicken was tasty, yoghurt dip a good accompaniment and the rice was great too.

Maggie - Nov 05, 2018

Good everyday meal

Paul - Nov 05, 2018

Dip was amazing.

Jane - Nov 05, 2018

Really enjoyed this. I thought it was going to be a bit too spicy but not a problem at all.

Adam - Nov 04, 2018


Lois - Oct 28, 2018

Really enjoyed the chicken and yogurt dip however found the rice a little bland.

Dani - Oct 25, 2018

Amazing! Love the taste, the smell.

David - Oct 24, 2018

This is an amazing dish!

Sandra - Oct 24, 2018

Wow fantastic flavours top three for me

Rose - Oct 24, 2018

Didn't like the yoghurt dip

Amanda - Oct 23, 2018

One of the best

Jade - Oct 23, 2018

Really yummy!! One of my faves.

Clare - Oct 18, 2018

Amazing recipe!

Holly - Oct 17, 2018

Flavours were amazing! Dipping sauce was absolutely beautiful. Definitely one of my favourites. So easy to cook.

Julie - Oct 17, 2018

Will definitely get again loved it

Jacqui - Oct 16, 2018

Loved it.

Deborah - Oct 16, 2018

This is amazing. Ordering again. Thanks Simply Cook xx

Simon - Oct 16, 2018

Left an odd coating in my mouth

Izabela - Oct 16, 2018

Fantastic, one of our faves

Gill - Oct 15, 2018

Loved this

Gill - Oct 15, 2018

This was gorgeous

Mrs sharon - Oct 15, 2018

One word beautiful.x

Penelope - Oct 15, 2018

Lovely flavours! Rice just needed a bit of salt to bring out the flavour. All worked well together. Nice with mango chutney.

Rebecca - Oct 14, 2018

Chicken and the side sauce were both really nice, but found the rice flavourless

Jonathan - Oct 14, 2018

Ok not my favourite

Lucia - Oct 14, 2018

Rice was very nice. Overall found it to dry

magda - Oct 14, 2018

Great and delicious. Added red bell pepper to make it more coroulful

Shian - Oct 13, 2018

Speeded things up a little by adding the cashews to the chicken in the oven for a few minutes and stirring the spinach into the rice at the end as someone l was cooking for was in a hurry to eat.

Gill - Oct 13, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed this meal

Gill - Oct 13, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed this Thoroughly enjoyed this meal

Marion - Oct 11, 2018

Too much like hard work but tasty

Jonathan - Oct 11, 2018

Very tasty indeed.. Would use chicken breasts over thighs however

Pamela - Oct 10, 2018

Very tasty a nice change from the normal chicken and rice

Alex - Oct 09, 2018

Very good

Sarah - Oct 09, 2018

Loved it !

Celia - Oct 06, 2018

Omg this was fantastic! Everything went so well together and was just stunning!


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