Tandoori Chicken Drummers with Basmati Rice and Cucumber Raita

Tandoori chicken drummers recipe Tandoori chicken drummers recipe

These chicken drummers are delicious served with rice and cucumber raita.  

4 people 30 minutes 10 minutes


  • 1 pinch Black Pepper
  • 1 - Lime zest and juice
  • 100 ml Natural Yogurt
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 100 g SuperValu Baby Spinach
  • 4 portions SuperValu Basmati Rice to serve
  • 12 - SuperValu Quality Irish Chicken Drumsticks
  • 2 tbsp SuperValu Sunflower Oil
  • 25 g Tandoori Spice Blend

For the cucumber raita

  • 1 - Cucumber grated
  • 0.25 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 100 ml Natural Yogurt
  • 1 cm SuperValu Fresh Ginger peeled and grated

For the cucumber raita

  • 3 cloves Garlic crushed
  • 1 - Lemon zest and juice


1. Combine the yogurt, tandoori spice blend, lime zest and juice and sunflower oil in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper and add the chicken drumsticks, stirring to coat the chicken. Cover with cling film and marinate for at least 20 minutes to let the flavour infuse the chicken.

2. To make the cucumber raita, place the yogurt in a bowl with the garlic, lemon zest and juice, ginger and cumin. Stir to combine, then add the grated cucumber. Check the seasoning, then cover with cling film and set aside until needed.

3. Preheat the oven to 220°C/gas mark 7.

4. Place the drumsticks on a roasting tray and roast in the oven for 10 minutes, shaking the tray once during that time. Reduce the oven temperature to 160°C/gas mark 3 and continue roasting for 20 minutes more, until the chicken is cooked through.

5. Meanwhile, cook the rice as per the packet instructions and keep warm.

6. Five minutes before the end of the chicken’s cooking time, add the spinach to the roasting tray and let it wilt in the oven.

7. Serve the drumsticks with some rice and spinach with a drizzle of the cucumber raita.

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