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Fiery Tandoori Chicken Tacos with Cilantro Corn Slaw. This is a crazy delicious twist which combines the best of both worlds--succulent tender fiery tandoori chicken pieces on a bed of zesty cilantro corn slaw, topped with radishes, avocados and yogurt sauce, all wrapped in a taco! This recipe is a REAL crowd pleaser in a flash! make it now! www.twopurplefigs.com

Fiery Tandoori Chicken Tacos With Cilantro Corn Slaw

India meets Mexico in these Fiery Tandoori Chicken Tacos paired with a refreshing Cilantro Corn Slaw! A must-try for taco lovers who are looking for new ways to enjoy their favorite Mexican street food! 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian, Mexico
Keyword chicken tacos with slaw, tacos with cilantro corn slaw, tacos with tandoori chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 520 kcal
Author Mahy


  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts cut up into 1 inch cubes

For the spice mix

  • 1/2 red onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 tablespoons paprika
  • 3/4 teaspoon chili flakes (more or less to your taste, or omit altogether)
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint and parsley leaves mixed
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 2 tablespoons plain yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (more or less to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

For the slaw

  • recipe from this Grilled Steak with Cilantro Corn Salsa
  • 1/2 cup shredded cabbage
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrots


  • 2 avocados sliced
  • 1 cup sliced radishes
  • lime slices
  • fresh cilantro leaves
  • 12 mini tortillas

Yogurt Sauce:

  • 3/4 cup plain Yogurt
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/4 cup mixed fresh mint and parsley
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil


  1. Mix the chicken with the tandoori spice and toss well.
  2. Prepare the slaw and add in the cabbage and carrots, and toss them well. Prepare the yogurt sauce and set aside.
  3. Heat a cast iron skillet over high heat with a teaspoon of olive oil, and when the pan is really hot, add in the chicken.
  4. Don’t toss the chicken for the first 2 minutes and wait for it to charr, then toss the chicken pieces evenly and wait another 2 minutes. Toss the chicken again while lowering the heat to medium. Cook the chicken on medium for 3 more minutes until done, tossing frequently.
  5. Assemble the tacos by layering some slaw over a tortilla, load up some chicken, sliced radishes, sliced avocados, a squirt of lime juice and a dollop of yogurt sauce..enjoy :)

Recipe Notes

  • If you're omitting the Greek yogurt dip, make sure to use fewer chili flakes in the tandoori spice mix.
  • Make sure your griddle pan is really hot before adding the seasoned chicken.
  • Once the tandoori chicken is in the pan, leave it undisturbed for 2 minutes to get the perfect charr!
Nutrition Facts
Fiery Tandoori Chicken Tacos With Cilantro Corn Slaw
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 520 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 101mg34%
Sodium 831mg36%
Potassium 1214mg35%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 40g80%
Vitamin A 1735IU35%
Vitamin C 30.2mg37%
Calcium 157mg16%
Iron 3.6mg20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.