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.

    Cook the chicken

    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.

    Cook the pilau rice

    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.

    Make the turmeric yoghurt sauce

    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 1601 reviews

Gray - Mar 20, 2019

Quite bland

Hayley - Mar 19, 2019

This is so delicious

lou - Mar 15, 2019


Richard - Mar 13, 2019

Yoghurt is the star of the show!

Julie - Mar 13, 2019

Best one yet! So easy and my favourite so far. I’ve already added it to my next box. As usual, easy to follow instructions and simple to cook. Very, very tasty.

Neil - Mar 12, 2019

Very good, will be ordering again

Ettie - Mar 12, 2019

Really nice flavours easy to do chicken was very nice.

James - Mar 11, 2019

We both loved it. Made it with chicken breasts and cooked for longer as per the recipe card suggestion. Will definitely order again.

Stacey - Mar 10, 2019

Our absolute favourite. Asparagus works very well too

Nancy - Mar 10, 2019

My favourite meal (so far). Good flavours and quick to prepare. Will definitely be ordering this one again

Paul - Mar 06, 2019

Somehow this one didn't quite work for us. No doubt very authentic but lacked the wow factor.

Stewart - Mar 05, 2019

Very very dope

Deborah - Feb 28, 2019

The whole family love this. Amazing flavours. Never disappoints. Will order again and again. Thanks SC.

Keith - Feb 28, 2019

Really nice

Nigel - Feb 27, 2019

Very easy very tasty

Lauren - Feb 26, 2019

Loved this i have a nut allergy so boyfriend had it with cashews although he said it didn’t add anything I will use 3 chicken pieces next time instead of four as very filling with rice and spinach

Bryony - Feb 26, 2019

Really delicious- great flavours!

Danielle - Feb 25, 2019

Lovely flavours, would probably leave out the cashew nuts next time though as they didn’t really add anything to the dish

Claudia - Feb 23, 2019

Very delicious, loved the flavour of the rice.flavour was still strong even though I made almost double amount of rice.

Joanna - Feb 22, 2019

Really tasty dish restaurant quality.

Millicent - Feb 21, 2019

So tasty!

Isabelle - Feb 20, 2019

I loved it

Vicki - Feb 20, 2019


Lisa - Feb 19, 2019

Didn’t like the yogurt sauce so it was a bit dry. Rice was lovely

Stephen - Feb 18, 2019

Very pleasant

Gail - Feb 17, 2019


Paul - Feb 16, 2019

Another great dish. Spinach & cashews not necessary

Katie - Feb 09, 2019

Delicious and full of flavour

Stacey - Feb 06, 2019

My absolute fave

Margaret - Feb 06, 2019

Really tasty. Will order again

Tracey - Feb 05, 2019


David - Feb 04, 2019

Loved this

Keren - Jan 30, 2019

Really tasty!!!!

Ray - Jan 28, 2019

Lovely flavour. No heat in the chicken coating but loads of heat in the spices that are added to the rice.

Wendy - Jan 28, 2019

This dish is lovely. Great flavours

Wendy - Jan 28, 2019

This dish is lovely. Great flavours

Alexis - Jan 26, 2019

Really nice and tasty. Cashews went great with it and it was an easy mid-week dinner. Would have again

Ray - Jan 26, 2019

Beautiful flavour. I'm just cooking for myself this week. As Dawn is visiting latest grandchild. The rice spices would be far too hot for her so I would have to cook plain rice for her. Maybe recipies for one person would be a good idea.

Claire - Jan 25, 2019

Tasty to eat. The rice was a bit heavy but I loved the spinach and cashews and spiced yogurt.

Susan - Jan 24, 2019

So quick to cook, love love love this one. Had it twice now and will order again.

Eve - Jan 23, 2019

We really liked this dish. The only thing I would say is that for my husband and I, next time we would do less rice as it was quite filling - I think this recipe as it is would do 3 people.

Jodie - Jan 21, 2019

I loved this but surprisingly my husband wasn't as keen.

Nadia - Jan 21, 2019

So delicious and tasty! Highly recommend this one with the spinach and nuts - great!

Melanie - Jan 19, 2019

So tasty, so much better than a take away! Would definitely get this one again!

Rachael - Jan 18, 2019

Fab, yummy, delicious

Francesca - Jan 16, 2019

Lovely. Used broccoli rather than spinach as what I had in!

Jen - Jan 16, 2019

Loved it, lovely flavours. Easy to cook.

Peter - Jan 16, 2019

This one looks better than it tastes too dry and even the yogurt dressing whilst lovely is not enough!

Diane - Jan 16, 2019

Really tasty chicken. Very easy to do.

Jackie - Jan 14, 2019

Tasty but a bit dry


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