Sunday, November 24, 2013

Indian spiced marinated roasted chicken

I was having some long time friends over for dinner on Saturday.  It was a good job that they were good friends as we were redoing our main floor bathroom. On Saturday morning, not only was the bathroom gutted and empty the entire main floor was covered in a thick layer of drywall dust and littered with plumbing supplies and tools.  Amazingly with a lot of help from friends and family by 6:00 the worst of the dust was gone as were all the plumbing supplies and we had a working bathroom!

This is a recipe that I have done many times, it is easy can be done ahead and is incredibly tasty.
I was cooking for 12, but I will give the ingredients for 6, but having a little left over chicken is never a bad thing. I used chicken thighs as they are my favourite part of the chicken, but you could use 6 breasts or even a whole chicken cut up.

1 cup of yogurt
1 teaspoon of garam masala
1 teaspoon of chili powder
1 teaspoon of turmeric
one clove of garlic grated or through a garlic press
1" of fresh ginger grated
1/2 teaspoon of salt
12 chicken thighs

Mix the first 7 ingredients together and add the chicken.

Marinade in the fridge for at least an hour, but 4 hours is better or even over night. Place the chicken in a single layer on a roasting tin and place in a preheated 400 oven.

Cook for 40 minutes.  The chicken will be cooked through and the top crispy and brown.

The yogurt splits and the chicken is surrounded by a watery liquid which does not look too attractive, but just lift the chicken out and serve.

This chicken was delicious and moist and whilst it was cooking 4 of us cleaned up the house and set the table.  I felt as if we were in one of those reality decorating tv shows where the decorators are madly trying to finish up and clean everything before the home owners arrive.  This is what my dining room table looked like 1/2 an hour before the guests arrived!

1 comment:

  1. so i see the "table before" shot; i want to see the "table after" shot!!