Monday, December 6, 2010
Anyway, the Food Netowkr had a delicious-looking Chicken Tandoori recipe and since John and I really enjoy Indian food, I thought I should really give it a try! It came out delicious, although I used cut up chicken breasts instead of thighs, I'm not a huge fan of dark meat. The yogurt sauce was by far my favorite part. In fact, we dipped carrots in it as a dip the next day (YUM!). I served yellow rice and peas with it, which not only made a colorful plate, but also tasted delicious!
2 boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons plain yogurt
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 small red onion, roughly chopped
3 cloves garlic, smashed
1 teaspoon ground ginger
4 teaspoons tomato paste
2 teaspoons ground coriander
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 3/4 teaspoons paprika
2 tablespoons cilantro (I used dried, it suggests fresh)
In a blender, pulse 2 tablespoons yogurt, the vegetable oil, onion, garlic, ginger, tomato paste, coriander, cumin, and 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika until well-mixed (should be almost a paste). Toss the chicken in the mixture and let marinate for at least 15 minutes (I let it marinate for 30). Preheat the broiler on low. Put the chicken on a foil-lined cookie sheet; Since the marinade is pasty it stuck really well to the chicken and I tried to make sure each of the chicken pieces was well-covered for maximum flavor. Broil, turning once until slightly charred. I broiled the first side on low for about 10 minutes, and then upped the broiler to high. After about 5 minutes, it was charred on the first side. I flipped it and charred the other side for another 5 minutes. Meanwhile, combine the remaining yogurt, paprika, and cilantro in a bowl. Top the chicken with the yogurt sauce.
I'm working on a few dorm-room dinners for my sisters, so stay tuned for those. Also, I'm having a great time working on "international" entrees since John and I are on a tight budget and not going out to eat Chinese, Thai, Indian, etc. I'm trying to bring the flavors home. Chicken Tandoori was a success, hopefully the rest will be, too!
Starting today you can vote for my Marx Iron Foodie post...I'm still not 100% sure of the link so I will update this when I know.
Until the next time my oven is on...
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