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'Wich of the Week: Tandoori Chicken Naanwich

'Wich of the Week: Tandoori Chicken Naanwich

When I saw naan, a traditional Indian flatbread, for sale at my local Trader Joe's, I immediately thought "naanwich!" and figured it was high time I experimented with one of my favorite Indian takeout orders, tandoori chicken.

Creating this full-flavored spice rack of a dish is as easy as making a yogurt-based marinade and popping some chicken thighs into the oven. Just slather some storebought chutney on the warm naan, and you've got a new sandwich invention I'm calling the Tandoori Chicken Naanwich. For extra flavor and texture, I added red onions, which bake with the chicken, as well as spinach, another crucial ingredient in my favorite Indian dishes. To get my recipe and more photos,

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MissMariaK MissMariaK 6 years
I have to try this!! Yummy!!!
MissMariaK MissMariaK 6 years
I have to try this!! Yummy!!!
gorri gorri 7 years
I am going to make this tomorrow but I need a side dish. With what can you eat the naanwich? Baked potato fries? A green salade? Soup? Please help. :D
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 8 years
yummers on the naanwich!!
bizzybee bizzybee 8 years
Oh I want to make and eat one of these right now. And may I add that the Trader Joe naan is yum? A friend of mine served it at a dinner and when she told me is was TJ's I was really surprised.
Baby-Girl Baby-Girl 8 years
This sounds great. I always get tandoori chicken sandwiches and salads from Cosi.
Angelica Angelica 8 years
Naanwich! Love it!
freegracefrom freegracefrom 8 years
I am impressed, Yum! Indian food always intimidates me because it involves SO many spices. Tandoori chicken is definitely one of my favorite Indian foods.
lightstarangel lightstarangel 8 years
There's a great cafe here in NYC that does this exact thing. They're called the Indian Bread Co. and are located in Greenwich Village: http://www.indianbreadco.com/
RaCheer RaCheer 8 years
I love Indian food but that ingredients list is rather daunting!
shoneyjoe shoneyjoe 8 years
In my experience, the best use of naan, hands down, was to wrap a giant döner kebab in Oxford city center. Kebab in naan is AMAZING.
Nan-Einhart Nan-Einhart 8 years
This sandwich looks delicious. I love the close-up shots of the sandwiches. Makes one want to jump in and gobble them up, but alas, cooking is required. The step-by-steps make the prospect less daunting.
Jenny86 Jenny86 8 years
This looks yummy! I love Indian food!
ErieIndiana ErieIndiana 8 years
Oh I HEART Naan, anything with naan in my book is good.
thetoneishopeful thetoneishopeful 8 years
man, this sure does sound yummmmmmy. do they actually sell sandwiches like this out in the world? i know that's a silly question...but i don't always have the time to make things myself, ya know?? haha.
SugarFreak SugarFreak 8 years
Gotta try this. Looks yummy!
dogg dogg 8 years
Hey JananaJo - how come you're avoiding eating too bread? Anyway, this naanwich looks gooooood! And their are a lot of spices in the recipe, but if anything, this should be inspiration to get 'em and start learning to cook with them. Excellent work as alway, Yum!
HonestMuffin HonestMuffin 8 years
Ha! naanwich...
neonbee neonbee 8 years
Looks good, but look at the ingredients list. Hmmmm.
gabiushka gabiushka 8 years
Looks good, but not sure about the mango.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
This is very different...
JananaJo JananaJo 8 years
looks super yummy. I almost bought the tandori version of this naan from TJ's. Trying to avoid eating too much bread, but this looks yummy.
MartiniLush MartiniLush 8 years
OMG! Two of my favorite things - Naan and Tandoori chicken. I can't wait to try this, it looks fabulous!
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