Tamil Black Pepper Chicken4.4/5 (BASED ON 2163 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 2163 reviews
Katie - Jun 18, 2019
Loved this dish so tasty with a bit of kick
Rachel - Jun 15, 2019
Absolutely delicious - great mix of flavours. The raisins added sweetness to the rice stock. The chicken marinade was really tasty
Zoe - Jun 10, 2019
Very tasty, but our cashews burnt... Should possibly advise a low heat for that bit?
Rachel - Jun 10, 2019
Is this still available? It's delicious
Terri - May 28, 2019
Loved this easy recipe. Will order it again
Olivier - May 22, 2019
Olivier - May 22, 2019
Heather - May 21, 2019
Really nice. I toasted some peanuts i had in the cupboard as I had no cashews but they balanced really nicely with the spinach. I don't usually like yoghurt based dips but this one was really nice, and complemented the chicken well. Chicken really tasty, rice was good, much nicer than I expected!
Brian - May 20, 2019
Enjoyed this and quite healthy too.
Karen - May 18, 2019
Another easy to cook and oh so tasty. Would recommend.
Jemma - May 17, 2019
Chicken was very tender!
Lucy - May 16, 2019
WONDERFUL mix of flavours. Don’t skip the yoghurt - it really works to cool down th spices even if you don’t usually like yoghurt in food.
Wendy - May 14, 2019
Nicola - May 12, 2019
Didn’t get it A’s substituted
Simon - May 09, 2019
Spinach side is a bit tasteless. Try a coleslaw or relish instead
Alison - May 09, 2019
Tracey - May 08, 2019
Philip - May 08, 2019
Tasted fantastic. The chicken was tasty and so juicy, and was complemented by the rice. And was so easy to prepare and cook. Recommended
Kate - May 08, 2019
Rice very sweet and not much flavour, chicken was just ok
Angharad - May 07, 2019
One of our favourites
Caroline - May 05, 2019
Very tasty and filling. Yoghurt turmeric dip was lovely
Caroline - May 05, 2019
Very tasty and filling . Yoghurt turmeric dip was lovely
Nicola - May 04, 2019
Very tasty dish used breast tenderised instead of thigh adjusted recipe to 175gms of rice to feed 3 people
Jodie - May 02, 2019
This was okay, the rice was a bit bland and the yoghurt a bit claggy. Didn't eat it thinking oh yummm, but then didn't think eugh. Just fine.
Maureen - Apr 30, 2019
Would have again but with breast meat
Grant - Apr 30, 2019
A lot better than I imagined. Really nice.
Barbara - Apr 29, 2019
Really delicious will do it again
Sandra - Apr 27, 2019
The whole family loved this. Don't like cooked spinach so served with broccoli and cauliflower and it was perfect.
Kelly - Apr 26, 2019
Paula - Apr 25, 2019
Good flavours and sweet surprice.
Rebecca - Apr 25, 2019
Loved this recipe, but our rice took far longer than the 10 minutes suggested on the card.
Hilary - Apr 23, 2019
Really good. The marinated chicken has a great flavour and the rice was delicious.
Amanda - Apr 23, 2019
Anny - Apr 22, 2019
Geat dish. Will order again later. I used flaked almonds and rocket as had neither cashew nuts nor spinach.. it was lovely.
Alison - Apr 20, 2019
This was soooo delicious!
Rachel - Apr 19, 2019
Nicki - Apr 17, 2019
Nice and different. I used chicken breasts too.
Amanda - Apr 16, 2019
Really enjoyed this recipe
Hazel - Apr 10, 2019
Both the rice and chicken are quite tasty.
polly - Apr 10, 2019
Great - really easy to make and tasty. Leave out the raisins though UGH!
Kimberley - Apr 10, 2019
Nice, but expected a bit more flavour
Yvonne - Apr 07, 2019
Katie - Apr 07, 2019
Sarah - Apr 06, 2019
So good! Sauce amazing! Rice amazing! Chicken so tender!
Lyn - Apr 05, 2019
Nice – mouth tingling good - spice good, thoroughly enjoyed it used chicken breasts instead of thighs - marinade nice flavour – used quark instead of yogurt as had some left over in the fridge okay but would use yogurt next time. Increased rice but didn’t need to so I have some left over for my lunch now. Would definitely get again
Karan - Apr 04, 2019
Really nice dish , flavours are something a bit different. I used chicken breast instead of thighs. Yum
Gordon - Apr 04, 2019
Quite surprised just how good this was. Very unusual flavours and looks great.
Claire - Apr 03, 2019
Delicious! I used more greek yoghurt and served with Broccoli. The cashews really add texture to the dish and I will definitely be ordering this one again!
Eluned - Apr 02, 2019
Jen - Apr 02, 2019
Beautiful flavour, lovely rice and excellent dressing. So tasty!