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Spicy Yogurt Baked Chicken Thighs

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Ingredients
  Chicken thighs 8 , skinned, fat removed
  Low fat yogurt 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Lime juice 2 Tablespoon
  Grated fresh ginger 2 Teaspoon
  Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm), finely chopped
  Ground cumin 1 Teaspoon
  Turmeric 1 Teaspoon
  Cayenne pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Anise seeds/Fennel seeds 1 Teaspoon, ground coarsely in a mortar and pestle
  Cornstarch 1 Teaspoon, mixed
  Water 2 Teaspoon
  Lime 1 , cut into wedges (For Garnish)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Prepare the marinade- In a glass bowl.
2. Combine the yogurt, lime juice, ginger, garlic and spices and mix well.
3. Add the chicken thighs and coat them evenly by tossing them in the marinade.
4. Cover the bowl with a clean wrap and refrigerate. Allow the chicken to marinate for 2 to 8 hours so that the yogurt tenderizes the meat and the flavors of the herbs and spices get absorbed.

MAKING
5. Remove the chicken from the refrigerator, 20 minutes before cooking to bring to room temperature.
6. Preheat the oven to 350° F
7. Place the thighs in a large, shallow baking dish, keeping 1 inch distance between each thigh. Reserve the marinade.
8. Bake chicken legs for 10 minutes.
9. To the marinade, add the cornstarch liquid.
10. Remove the baking dish from the oven and spread the marinade mixture over the chicken pieces.
11. Return the chicken to the oven and bake for another 15 minutes or until the chicken is tender.

SERVING
12. Arrange chicken thighs on the serving platter and garnish with the lime wedges.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Chicken
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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