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Chai Chicken Recipe

December 7, 2014 ‐ Sylvaine HughsonPosted by ‐ Under: Recipes


A perfect recipe for a cold winter’s day – enjoy the warmth of the dish, the exotic blend of the spices, and the creaminess of the cocount milk!



Chai is an Indian way of drinking tea – you can either buy chai tea bags, or make it yourself by putting shredded ginger, cinnamon powder and ground cardamom seeds into a pot with 2 cups of water and bringing it to a boil. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes to bring the flavor out of the spices, then add your tea and stir.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 45 minutes
Serves: 4


4 chicken legs
4 to 5 sliced carrots
1 cup coconut milk
2 cups chai tea


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place chicken and carrots in a casserole dish.
  3. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt and pepper.
  4. In a pot, combine coconut milk and tea and bring to a boil.
  5. Pour over the chicken in the casserole dish.
  6. Cover with lid and bake in the over at 350 degrees for 45 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.
  7. Serve with brown basmati rice and greens. Use coconut milk mixture as a sauce.

~ Courtesy of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition

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