I love me some Tandoori Chicken. It finds itself more often in rotation on our weekly grilling roster. Its not strange, that our toddler, who usually is a picky eater, will reach out for a second helping, if its Tandoori Chicken on the menu. I love versatile Tandoori Cicken can be, You can grill Tandoori Chicken Drum sticks on your weekend barbecue, or you can even make some Tandoori Chicken Quessadillas, And if you wanted to give carbs a miss, while you enjoy your delicious grilled tandoori chicken, why not Go Green. Tandoori Chicken Lettuce Wraps.

Besides that, its cooked with a minmium amount of oil. Thats a great help to us, in our clean eating endeavor. If I can cut down the oil, without compromising on the taste, thats always a good thing, right !

Me and my husband are on a clean eating drive. Our normal diet was very rich with carbs,and since going cold turkey isn't an option, we are trying to introduce changes slowly in our diets. My husband was planning a potluck with our friends a few weeks back.The idea was to plan an upcoming trip , with our friends, over some good food and spirits. He suggested to make Tandoori Chicken Lettuce Wraps. The said potluck became a pizza party, but we did enjoy the lettuce wraps the weekend which followed.

I love the crisp iceberg lettuce , paired with the grilled chicken, onions and sweet pepper and a dash of lime. I do add some chopped green chilies to mine, but that's just me. My husband made  a lovely dipping sauce, as lettuce wraps always need their dipping sauce dont they. Chopped peanuts would also pair well with the wraps. Our daughter loves tandoori chicken lettuce wraps,and so does my husband. So its a winner winner, Tandoori Chicken Dinner for us.

Its a great appetizer to serve at your next party , in case you needed ideas. I love it as a Friday Night dinner. It slight and refreshing, and great for Summer.


Ingredients : 
Chicken Thighs : Skinless, Boneless : 1 lb ( I used two packs from Perdue's Chicken, of Costco)
Onion : 1 large ( 1/2 - paste , and 1/2 finely chopped)
Ginger- Garlic Paste : 2 tsbp
Bell Pepper : 1 : Sliced

Dry Spices :
Cumin Powder : 1 tsp
Coriander Powder : 1 tsp
Paprika : 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Tandoori Spice Mix ( If you are using this, then skip the dry spices) : 2 tbsp

Ice Berg Lettuce : 1 head
Lemon/ Lime : a few slices
Cooking Spray
Chopped cilantro

Marinate the chicken, with onion-ginger -garlic paste, and either tandoori spice  mix or the dry spices and salt mentioned above. Marinating overnight is best, but if you dont have that time, marinate for at least two hours.

Pre-heat the oven to 350F.

Grease a large baking tray and place the marinated chicken thighs. Bake till the chicken is cooked through. I will usually broil it for a few minutes, before I get it out of the oven.

If you want to grill it, then go ahead and grill the thighs.

Using two forks, rough shred the chicken thighs.

Grill the sliced onion and bell pepper next .

Now for assembly.

In every wrap, add in some chicken, grilled onion and bell pepper, a dash of lime, and some chopped cilantro.

Bon Appetit !

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