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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.
  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)

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: 
Side Dish
Dry Curry
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
75 Minutes
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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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 419 Calories from Fat 225

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 25 g38.8%

Saturated Fat 5.1 g25.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 195.9 mg65.3%

Sodium 669.4 mg27.9%

Total Carbohydrates 8 g2.7%

Dietary Fiber 1.1 g4.4%

Sugars 4.4 g

Protein 42 g84.2%

Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 15.8%

Calcium 13.2% Iron 18%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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