Roasted Indian Chicken, Vegetables, and Chickpeas


This Indian chicken recipe is rich in flavor (check out all those warm spice!) yet light on clean-up. The entire Indian dinner recipe, chicken and vegetables included, cooks on one sheet pan.

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Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
35 mins
Bake Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
1 1/2 cups each


  • ¼ cup grapeseed oil or peanut oil

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • 1 tablespoon yellow or black mustard seeds

  • 1 tablespoon ground turmeric

  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

  • 1 pound carrots, cut into thin strips

  • 2 ½ cup cauliflower florets

  • 1 15 ounce can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), rinsed and drained

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves

  • 2 tablespoon slivered almonds, toasted, or dry roasted peanuts (optional)

  • 1 lime, cut into wedges


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. If desired, line a 15x10x1-inch baking pan with foil; set aside. In a small bowl combine oil, sugar, mustard seeds, turmeric, cumin, ginger, coriander, salt, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper.

  2. In an extra-large bowl combine chicken, carrots, cauliflower, and beans. Drizzle with oil mixture; stir gently to coat. Transfer mixture to the prepared baking pan.

  3. Bake, uncovered, about 30 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink and carrots are crisp-tender and starting to brown.

  4. Drizzle 1 tablespoon lime juice over chicken mixture. Sprinkle with cilantro and, if desired, almonds. Squeeze a lime wedge over each serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

356 Calories
16g Fat
28g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 356
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 58mg 19%
Sodium 765mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 34.8mg 174%
Calcium 101mg 8%
Iron 3.6mg 20%
Potassium 970mg 21%
Folate, total 72.6mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 1.4mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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