Tandoori Chicken

Dinner tonight will be this yummy chicken. The idea came from Andrea and me wanting to stuff our faces with food, combined with curiosity and my love for ethnic foods. We are going to aim making at least one new dish from a different country each week. This was just a warm up with Tandoori Chicken. It was really good. Now I’m really in the mood for more Indian food. Like lamb curry…

Tandori Chicken

recipe from eatingwell.com

1 cup nonfat plain yogurt
1 small onion, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Pinch of ground cloves
4 bone-in chicken thighs (about 1 1/2 pounds), skinned and trimmed of fat
( I substituted chicken thighs for chicken breast

1. Stir together yogurt, onion and garlic in a shallow glass dish. Add lemon juice, cilantro, paprika, cumin, turmeric, ginger, salt, pepper, cinnamon and cloves. Add chicken and coat well. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight.
2. Preheat oven to 500°F. Coat a wire rack with cooking spray and set it over a foil-covered baking sheet. Place the chicken on the prepared rack.
3. Bake the chicken until browned and no trace of pink remains in the center, 25 to 30 minutes. Serve hot.

NUTRITION INFORMATION: Per serving: 227 calories; 10 g fat (3 g sat, 4 g mono); 87 mg cholesterol; 8 g carbohydrate; 27 g protein; 1 g fiber; 398 mg sodium.

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