Chargha Chicken

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Skinnymixer’s Chargha Chicken features in the Takeaway section of the cookbook The Healthy Mix Dinners 2.

This Chargha Chicken is a cookbook exclusive recipe…

If you love Tandoori, you are going to LOVE the roasted Chargha Chicken in The Healthy Mix Dinners 2!

We save a little of the marinade to make a delicious spiced yoghurt dressing. We highly recommend also making the ever versatile Chopped Tomato Salad from the sides section to complete the meal.

What is Chargha Chicken?

This delicious marinated, roasted chicken has Pakistani influences. “Chargha” comes from the Pashto language and means “chicken”. This recipe is inspired by Lahori Chargha, a soft succulent fried chicken marinated in a spicy rub and steamed first.

We don’t steam or deep fry this chicken, but we do spatchcock and then roast to be juicy and cooked to perfection.

Feel free to use this marinade on other proteins or other cuts of chicken. Just don’t forget to save a little of the marinade to make the sauce!

Hopefully this Thermomix & regular cooking methods cookbook helps takes a little bit of stress out of dinner time and help answer the question “What’s for dinner?” 🥰

What you will need:

Chargha Chicken Marinade Ingredients
What you will need to make the Chargha Chicken Marinade from The Healthy Mix Dinners 2
Chargha Chicken
You will need to a whole chicken for the Chargha Chicken or feel free to try other cuts and pieces
Chargha Chicken Sauce Ingredients
What you will need to make the Chargha Chicken Sauce

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Want to know more about the Dinners 2 cookbook? 

This is the contents of the cookbook with all the dietary variations included for each. As you can see we have a strong focus on 

  • Dairy-free
  • Gluten-free
  • Nut-free
  • Egg Free
  • Low Carb
  • Paleo
  • Vegetarian
  • Low FODMAP
Whether you are Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Low Carb, Low Fodmap, Vegetarian or Nut free – there is something for everyone in the new cookbook The Healthy Mix Dinners 2
Chargha Chicken

THMD2: Chargha Chicken

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Course: Main, Main Course, Main Meal
Cuisine: Takeaway
Keyword: Takeaway
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
marinating: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 16 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 459kcal


  • Meat thermometer
  • jaccard, skewer or sharp knife
  • wire rack
  • baking paper
  • metal roasting tray


  • 1 large chicken - spatchcocked (approx 1.8 kg | 4 lb) or bone in chicken thighs/pieces


  • garlic
  • Greek yoghurt or coconut Greek yoghurt
  • fresh lemon juice
  • tomato paste
  • white vinegar
  • dried oregano leaves
  • sweet paprika
  • onion powder
  • sugar of choice
  • coriander powder
  • sumac
  • cardamom powder




This recipe has low carb, super skinny (low calorie), paleo, vegetarian and low fodmap variations.
This recipe can also be made dairy-free..
It also has halved and doubled cooking notes. 
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Serving: 268g | Calories: 459kcal | Carbohydrates: 6.4g | Protein: 58g | Fat: 21.7g | Saturated Fat: 6.3g | Sodium: 906mg | Sugar: 5.9g

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