Indian Baked Chicken Recipe
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Indian Baked Chicken Recipe

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Cumin and turmeric give this hearty entree just the right amount of Indian flavor while maintaining mass appeal for picky eaters in the bunch. —Stephanie Kurin, Muncie, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 pound small red potatoes, quartered
  • 4 medium carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 large onion, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken thighs (about 1-1/2 pounds)
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 323 calories, 13g fat (3g saturated fat), 77mg cholesterol, 612mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 4g fiber), 25g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1 starch, 3 lean meat 2 vegetable 1 fat


  1. Place the potatoes, carrots and onion in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish; add chicken. In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients and pour over top.
  2. Cover and bake at 400° for 1 to 1-1/4 hours or until a meat thermometer inserted into chicken reads 180° and vegetables are tender. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Indian Baked Chicken in Simple & Delicious December/January 2012, p25

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer

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Reviewed Sep. 11, 2014

"I really liked this wasn't exactly Indian , but the flavor was reminiscent of Indian food, and that wasn't a problem for me. The recipe goes together so easily, and there's very little fat in it. (I do trim my chicken thighs very well.) It tastes so good fresh from the oven, and satisfies hungry appetites . I love the carrots and little red potatoes and onion....the dish had a slightly sweet taste to me, probably from these ingredients, as well as being a little tart from the tomato paste. Will I make it again? Most definitely!!"

Reviewed Jan. 22, 2014

"The sauce seemed like it needed more flavor, so I added a hefty tablespoon on garam masala. I usually end up adding garam masala to most Indian-type dishes, I think it adds depth to the flavor without making it too spicy for kids and pickier adults."

Reviewed Aug. 6, 2013

"Excellent and for me to say that is something because I do not like chicken thighs. My other have loves them so I am always on the lookout for recipes using them that I may like. This is at the top of the list."

Reviewed Oct. 9, 2012

"Very easy and interesting taste. I would agree with the other reviewer that a whole can of tomato sauce does make this taste sour. Next time I would reduce some of the chili powder and cumin because my family does not like very spicy things. Great comfort food and almost no hands-on work. I used cut up chicken breasts because I didn't have chicken thighs. Added a little curry powder to up the indian taste. Not that great leftover- just a tip."

Reviewed Jan. 26, 2012

"It was a very good comfort stew.. 3 out of 5 people liked it out of my family.. Its good for children because its not to bold on the indian flavor.. It was great the next day."

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