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Chicken Masala

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Masala Chicken is a savory and lip-smacking Indian dish. The chicken is cooked in a spicy marinade with the ground ginger, garlic, cumin, cinnamon,and turmeric. Sauteed cabbage simply seasoned with salt and pepper and hot cooked rice are good accompaniments. Leftover chicken masala makes terrific sandwiches.
Ingredients
  Low-fat yogurt 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  Olive oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Chopped fresh cilantro leaves 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Scallions 2 , thinly sliced
  Garlic cloves 2 , minced
  Ground ginger 1 Teaspoon
  Ground cumin 1 Teaspoon
  Ground cinnamon 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground turmeric 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Freshly ground black pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Boneless skinless chicken thighs 1 3⁄4 Pound (Use 6 Large Sized Pieces)
Directions

1) In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except the chicken. Add chicken, and toss about to coat well. Cover tightly and refrigerate at least two hours or up to overnight.
2) Line a shallow roasting pan with an aluminum foil. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Transfer chicken and all of the marinade to the prepared pan, leaving 2 to 3 inches space between the pieces.
3) Bake for 45 to 60 minutes in the center rack , until the sauce is golden brown and chicken is cooked through.
4) Serve hot or warm.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Taste: 
Spicy
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Dry Curry
Ingredient: 
Chicken
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
75 Minutes
Servings: 
4
The Indians love their food hot and masala chicken just affirms this adage. Greg Patent shows you how to prepare this Indian style delicacy at home using a spicy marinade. Serve with Indian flatbread or steamed rice for a terrific dinnertime meal.

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kal1bains's picture
great recipe