Cheesy Tandoori Chicken Garlic Bread

tandoori chicken garlic bread

Cheesy Tandoori Chicken Garlic Bread is about to be a hit side dish at your next game day party! Crunchy, crusty bread is slathered with heaps of garlic butter, and then topped with delicious homemade Indian tandoori chicken. Add a ton of mozzarella cheese, and you've got the best cheesy chicken garlic bread with an Indian twist.

Tandoori chicken is chicken marinated in a yogurt-based spice marinade, which is then cooked in a tandoor. It's iconic for the red vibrant color from spices and the char marks from the tandoor

The spices that flavor the tandoori chicken and the bit of char that adds so much flavor is complimented SO well by the heaps and heaps of garlic. You will absolutely be fighting people off for the last slice of garlic bread. I guarantee it.

cook Time: 1H 30min


– 1 lb chicken breast, see notes – 1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste – ¼ teaspoon salt – 1 teaspoon kasuri methi, (dried fenugreek leaves) – 1 tablespoon lemon juice – 1 tablespoon oil – ½ cup plain yogurt – 5 teaspoon tandoori masala

tandoori chicken


Add the ginger garlic paste, kasuri methi, lemon juice, oil, yogurt, and tandoori masala into a bowl and whisk it together. Slice the chicken breasts into tenders toss them with the marinade. Cover the chicken and marinate it in the fridge for a minimum of an hour.


Remove the marinated chicken from the fridge and transfer it to a baking sheet lined with foil. Bake the chicken for 20-25 minutes at 400°F, or until the internal temperature has reached 165°F. The chicken will be charred in certain areas.


Using two forks, shred all of the chicken into small pieces.

cook Time: 1 hour


– 3 heads garlic – ½ teaspoon olive oil – ½ loaf crusty bread, i.e. baguette or italian bread – 4 oz butter, softened – 1 tablespoon parsley – 1 tablespoon chili flakes, (optional) – salt, to taste

garlic bread


Roast the garlic in olive oil for an hour. Add the butter, squeeze the roasted garlic, parsley, chili flakes, and salt into a bowl. Mix until fully combined. Brush the loaf of bread with the garlic butter mixture. 


Layer half of the chicken to cover the entire loaf, then with half a cup of mozzarella cheese. Add another layer of chicken, and then more mozzarella to top it. Bake the garlic bread at 400°F for 10 minutes.


Broil for an additional 3 minutes to get a char at the top, then remove it from the oven.

Slice the garlic bread into desired size using a bread knife. Serve with chopped cilantro.