Bowls are all the rage right now... Buddha bowls, poke bowls, and now a tandoori chicken bowl. In keeping with the theme, it is healthy, while still being incredibly satisfying, warming and aromatic.
cos lettuce leaves
Preheat the oven to 220°C/200°C fan-forced. Chop the sweet potato (unpeeled) into 1cm chunks. Place on an oven tray lined with baking paper and drizzle with olive oil. Add the salt, a pinch of pepper and toss to coat. Roast for 25-30 minutes or until tender. TIP: Cut the sweet potato to the correct size to ensure it cooks in the allocated time.
While the sweet potato is roasting, cut the chicken thigh into 1cm strips. In a medium bowl, combine the chicken thigh strips, the tandoori paste and a small drizzle of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper, toss to coat and set aside. Finely chop the garlic (or use a garlic press). Thinly slice the cucumber into half-moons. Shred the cos lettuce leaves. Finely chop the coriander. Using a vegetable peeler, peel the carrot into ribbons. TIP: You can grate the carrot if you'd prefer!
Heat the olive oil (2 tsp for 2 people / 1 tbs for 4 people) and garlic in a medium frying pan over a medium-high heat. Cook for 30 seconds, or until golden. Transfer to a small bowl and set aside to cool for 5 minutes. Add the Greek yoghurt and a squeeze of lime juice to the garlic oil and stir to combine. Season generously with salt and pepper. TIP: Don't worry if it looks a little separated to begin with, it will come together after stirring for 1 minute.
Return the pan to a medium-high heat with a drizzle of olive oil. Add the chicken strips and cook, stirring, for 5-6 minutes or until cooked through.
Transfer the roasted sweet potato to a large bowl and add the cucumber, cos lettuce and carrot. Add the garlic yoghurt dressing and toss to coat. TIP: Toss just before serving to keep the leaves crisp!
Divide the salad between bowls and top with the tandoori chicken. Sprinkle with the coriander and crushed peanuts. TIP: For the low-calorie option, serve without the peanuts.