Tandoori Poussins (Squab Chicken) are spicy and irresistible. One bite and you’re hooked. Utterly delish, particularly with the spicy yogurt marinade. This amazing dish is surprisingly microwaved.

Tandoori Poussins

Tandoori Poussins
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Recipe type: Main Course
Cuisine: British
Serves: 4 servings
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 small piece fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 Tablespoons ground coriander
  • 2 Tablespoons ground cumin
  • 2 Tablespoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1/2 pint (280 ml) plain yoghurt
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 2 green chilli peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • salt and pepper
To serve
  • 1 head of lettuce, broken into leaves
  • 4 tomatoes, cut in wedges
  • 1 lemon, cut in wedges
  1. Combine all the marinade ingredients together. Skin the poussins and cut them in half. Prick the flesh and rub in the marinade. Leave for 1 hour.
  2. Cook on HIGH for 20 minutes or until juices run clear, basting frequently with the marinade.
  3. Leave to stand, loosely covered, for 5 minutes before serving.
  4. Heat any remaining marinade on MEDIUM for 1 minute, but do not allow to boil.
  5. Pour over the chicken and serve on a bed of lettuce with tomato and lemon wedges


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