Tandoori Chicken with Mango Curry Slaw

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By Nancy Buchanan



by Nancy Buchanan on January 26, 2011

The Big Day is almost here and no, I am not talking about Valentine’s Day but a  day that  elicits a similar sentiment (at least for men) … Super Bowl Sunday!

The day has been marked on the calendar for weeks… the TV screen carefully cleaned in anticipation (and not by me) and the subject of “what to eat during the game” is actually getting some serious attention from the men in my family. To fully appreciate the significance of this, you need to understand that with the exception of Christmas dinner, my family NEVER has an opinion on what we should eat. Ever.

So, I have not one BUT two game day menus to share with you here at the Table! The first is a riff on a Super Bowl classic – Barbeque’d Chicken Wings and Coleslaw. But in this case, I made  an Indian  inspired version of barbeque (Tandoori) and added Indian influences to the coleslaw. The chicken cooks up tender and juicy from the yogurt marinade and carries  just a hint of spice. The coleslaw still has the sweet tanginess of a traditional coleslaw but is lighter since yogurt is used for the dressing base. Mango chutney provides the sweetness along with a warm spiciness from the ginger.

Pair this with some naan or pita bread and hummus  -  and of course, some Sparkling Ginger Lemonade!

Here are some other Indian inspired dishes you might like:

Family Fresh Cooking – Skinny Chicken Tikka Masala

No Recipes – Chicken Curry

Savour Fare – Chicken Curry


{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

sippitysup January 26, 2011 at 9:46 am

You’ll be having the tastiest Super Bowl on the Block! Great way to ramp up game day. GREG


Nancy January 27, 2011 at 8:45 am

Thank you Greg!!! I think this will work out well since the chicken is good even at room temperature (heck, it’s even good straight from the fridge !!)


the urban baker January 26, 2011 at 11:07 am

Unfortunately, my family has lost interest now that the JETS are not part of the big game! With that said, I am sure the T.V will be on, full blast, and this chicken dish could be just what they need in order to get in the “mood”!!!


Nancy January 27, 2011 at 8:44 am

LOL!!!! My youngest said the same but I know he will be glued to the TV – football has that effect – and if drumsticks are involved, well, there is no question!


Amanda January 26, 2011 at 11:11 am

Sounds delish! Thanks for sharing!


Nancy January 27, 2011 at 8:43 am

Thanks for stopping by the Table!


Deliciously Organic January 26, 2011 at 11:27 am

Yum! I like how authentic the flavors are in this dish. I’ll give it a try!


Nancy January 27, 2011 at 8:43 am

I hope you like it Carrie!! I don’t know of an organic mango chutney but I am sure that it would be easy to make. Hmm… I sense another recipe in the works!!!


lisaiscooking January 26, 2011 at 3:08 pm

I love this twist on wings. The mango and yogurt in the slaw sound great too. I have to say, my only interest in the Super Bowl is the food so this menu would make the day very exciting for me!


Nancy January 27, 2011 at 8:41 am

You are not alone although I love football so I am sure I will be glued to the TV too!!!


Priscilla - She's Cookin' January 26, 2011 at 8:13 pm

Always a big day at our house, too! I agree with Gregg, you’ll definitely have the tastiest football food on the block. I’ve been craving curry and this sounds delicious! Way to change it up:)


Nancy January 27, 2011 at 8:37 am

Thanks Priscilla!!

I love Indian food and now my kids do too which makes it an easier sell!!


SMITH BITES January 27, 2011 at 5:12 am

i think this will be quite the game this year – and THIS looks like a fabulous menu; that mango slaw sounds wonderful – a must try for sure!


Nancy January 27, 2011 at 8:36 am

Hi Deb,

Hope you enjoy it – the chicken was a hit – my youngest enjoyed two drumsticks for breakfast yesterday – can you say “growing boy”?? LOL!!


Maria January 27, 2011 at 5:16 am

I am in love with that slaw!


Nancy January 27, 2011 at 8:35 am

Hope you enjoy it – I love that it is so easy to make!!


Magic of Spice January 28, 2011 at 5:35 pm

That is one nice Super Bowl feast…I just love this coleslaw recipe :)


Nancy January 29, 2011 at 12:04 pm

I hope you enjoy it – simple and tasty… what could be better??


Paige at The Spice House February 1, 2011 at 11:21 am

This almost makes me want to watch the Superbowl. I love that you’re not sticking to chips&dip and chili like the people who’ve invited me to watch the game!


Nancy February 1, 2011 at 2:24 pm

Thanks Paige!!
Chips and dip are great but I like something a little more substantial!! Since neither of my favorite teams are playing, I’ll be watching for the commercials!!!


naomi February 1, 2011 at 4:22 pm

Hello, Nancy, I’m a Indian food LOVER! Will work and clean your kitchen for food. Seriously, I love this recipe and can’t wait to try it all, but I’m particulary intrigued by the mango curry slaw!


Nancy February 1, 2011 at 5:37 pm

We are definitely going to have to get together for lunch one day since I love Indian food too!! Neither of these dishes is spicy so you may definitely want to increase the “heat” ! My younger son isn’t fond of spicy food so I tend to “dial it down” for him!!


Kristen February 2, 2011 at 6:53 am

I love the crunch of the slaw with the chicken… such a great idea!


Nancy February 3, 2011 at 10:24 am

So do I – am thinking this will be great for summer picnics!


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