Tamil Black Pepper Chicken4.4/5 (BASED ON 2143 reviews)
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
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.
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.
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.
Serve the rice and chicken with the wilted spinach and cashews, along with the spiced yoghurt sauce.
Tamil Black Pepper Chicken Reviews
BASED ON 2143 reviews
David - Dec 09, 2019
Possibly the best dish ever from Simply Cook
Sally - Dec 07, 2019
Really nice would get again
Andrea - Dec 03, 2019
I used chicken breast and it was really tasty. Really liked the raisens in the rice too.
Sharon - Nov 27, 2019
Really easy, in fact my nine year old did most of it. Tasty. Not too spicy.
Dean - Nov 20, 2019
This one is unbelievably good, beautiful flavours! Definitely going to have this one again!
Nigel - Nov 20, 2019
Some very strange taste in this.....not for us.....
Chris - Nov 12, 2019
Nice flavours, easy enough to cook, quite spicy - good, but not amazing. Will have again but won’t rush to reorder.
Elizabeth - Nov 07, 2019
Very tasty. I used mushrooms and garlic as a side dish which was lovely
Julie - Nov 05, 2019
Emma - Nov 05, 2019
Lovely! And loved the raisins in the rice.
Fiona - Nov 03, 2019
Pam - Nov 02, 2019
One of the best recipes I have tried
Pam - Nov 02, 2019
One of the best recipes I have tried
Sam - Nov 01, 2019
Julie - Nov 01, 2019
Very tasty! A new favourite
Jessica - Oct 29, 2019
Chicken didn’t have much taste and needed the yoghurt sauce
Trudi - Oct 28, 2019
Yummy will have this again.
Jack - Oct 28, 2019
Sarah - Oct 27, 2019
Didn’t like this one ????
Helen - Oct 26, 2019
One of our faves
Katy - Oct 25, 2019
Too many flavours. It just clashed
Nina - Oct 25, 2019
This had been one of our favourite dishes. Really tasty. Will definitely do again! ????
Maureen - Oct 21, 2019
Easy and delicious but a bit too hot for me will have to adjust next time.
Susan - Oct 21, 2019
Second time I have cooked this’s it was absolutely delicious ????
Sara - Oct 20, 2019
I really enjoyed it. However, I did cut the pepper paste that seasons the chicken in half knowing that it would have been way too spicy for me otherwise.
Pia - Oct 20, 2019
Super easy and tasty
Malgorzata - Oct 19, 2019
Do far so good. All meals are very good.
Maria - Oct 18, 2019
Ashley - Oct 17, 2019
Ruth - Oct 17, 2019
Awesome. Would have been happy even with just the rice
Maria - Oct 16, 2019
Louise - Oct 16, 2019
Just average. Chicken coating is nice. Rice is ordinary, not particularly tasty. It needs the spinach.
James - Oct 13, 2019
Made it with chicken breasts to feed a family of 4.
William - Oct 13, 2019
My son loved it with sea bass instead of chicken
karen claire - Oct 12, 2019
Our fave so far
Joanne - Oct 12, 2019
The rice and chicken were delicious - left out the spinach as we don’t like it!
Julie - Oct 09, 2019
Very nice, would have again
Kristina - Oct 08, 2019
Aileen - Oct 07, 2019
Elizabeth - Oct 06, 2019
Really enjoyed, lovely flavours.
Victoria - Oct 03, 2019
Loved everything about this! Nice amount of spice, rice had lots of flavour and the sauce was amazing!
Martin - Sep 28, 2019
Delicious. Especially the rice.
Marie - Sep 28, 2019
Nice easy recipe, very tasty
kate - Sep 27, 2019
I feel this meal needs bulking out with more side veg due to the flavours being strong in the rice, chicken and yogurt dip.
Donna - Sep 27, 2019
Loved the chicken and the yoghurt sauce, not so keen on the rice
Maria - Sep 25, 2019
Chris - Sep 22, 2019
Nice simple dish.
Kerri - Sep 21, 2019
Really enjoyed the flavour on the chicken, kept it really moist, and the accompanying yoghurt. I’m not sure the flavour added anything to the rice but I used a pre cooked 2 min microwave rice so that may be why.
Mandy - Sep 18, 2019
Chicken was a little too spicy
Lisa - Sep 18, 2019
Alright had better dishes