Tandoori-style Baked Chicken Breast with Melted Cheese

Tandoori-style Baked Chicken Breast with Melted Cheese

I created a tandoori style chicken breast with melted cheese on top. This way, the chicken breast is tender and juicy. The curry roux seasoning adds an extra mellow flavor.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Chicken breast
2 (about 400 g)
●Garlic (grated)
2 cloves
●Ginger (grated)
1 piece
●Plain yoghurt
3 tablespoons
● Ketchup
3 tablespoons
◎Japanese curry roux
◎ Water
5 tablespoons
Easy melting cheese
Use as much as you like


1. Put the ◎ ingredient in a large heatproof glass bowl. Cover with cling film and microwave at 600 W for 1-2 minutes. Mix the roux well while it is still hot.
2. Add the ● ingredients to the bowl and stir.
3. Slice the chicken breast thinly into bite sized pieces.
4. Put the chicken breast and the mixed seasonings into a plastic bag. Squeeze out the air from the bag and tie the bag. Rest in the fridge for at least 3 hours.
5. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Arrange the prepared chicken leaving a little space in between.
6. Sprinkle melting cheese over the prepared chicken. Preheat the oven to 200℃. Bake for 20 minutes. Spoon the melted cheese on the tray over the chicken.
7. It can also look appealing when baked in a oven-proof dish with cheese scattered on top. In this case, arrange the chicken to overlap slightly, and bake at 180℃ oven for 30~40 minutes.
8. Remember to slice the chicken thinly, otherwise it may not cook through.

Story Behind this Recipe

I came up with this dish, as I wondered if using curry roux would give a richer flavor to the chicken.