Chicken Tandoori Rice Skillet Casserole

Get that traditional chicken tandoori taste at home, by first sautéing your ingredients in a skillet and then baking them to perfection.

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Cooking time PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 20 mins
Servings SERVES 6
Ready in TOTAL TIME 30 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 20 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 30 mins


  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 1 cup tandoori sauce
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups Minute® White Rice
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced


  • The irresistible flavors of this oven-baked Chicken Tandoori Rice Skillet Casserole will tantalize your taste buds with every bite. Bring restaurant-style cooking to your table, in just 30 minutes!

    Step 1

  • Preheat oven to 375˚F.

    Step 2

  • Heat oil in a medium, ovenproof skillet set over medium-high heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until chicken starts to brown. Add carrot, onion and zucchini to the pan and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the vegetables start to soften.

    Step 3

  • Stir in tandoori sauce and tomato paste. Cook for 1 minute. Stir in broth and bring to a boil. Stir in rice, cover and bring to a mild simmer.

    Step 4

  • Transfer skillet to the oven and bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until rice absorbs most of the liquid. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

    Step 5

  • Serve with a dollop of yogurt and a sprinkle of green onions.

    Recipe Tips
    For added crunch and flavor, sprinkle with prepared, crispy fried onions, if desired.

Tantalizing Tandoori

Take your taste buds on an adventure tonight and prepare a classic Indian-inspired dish in about 30 minutes! This recipe is filled with tasty chopped vegetables and chicken seasoned and cooked to perfection in a savory, tandoori-style sauce. Save time and simply use the store-bought variety!

Quick-Cook Method

You may be wondering how this dish can be both a skillet and casserole. To cut down on mess and cook time, the ingredients in this recipe are first cooked in an oven-proof skillet. Then, the dish is transferred to the oven to crisp up the components and give it that traditional, tandoori-cooked taste.

For this recipe, using Minute® Instant White Rice is key to getting the right flavor, texture and to cutting down on overall time. The instant rice cooks up in just 5 minutes so you can spend a little more time relaxing after a long day rather than standing over the stove waiting for your rice to be ready.

If you’re interested in exploring more Indian flavors, try this Instant Pot Chicken Biryani With Rice recipe. Just add the ingredients into your Instant Pot or slow cooker, sit back and relax until your meal is ready.

For a recipe with an even speedier preparation, give this microwave Fried Rice with Egg a try or one of our 15 minute Rice and Chicken recipes or this authentic Mexican rice recipe.

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