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    Tandoori Chicken

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    40 mins

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    30 mins

    **Jubes**'s Note:

    Tandoori Chicken- Indian style. Use gluten-free spices and yogurt to make this dish suitable for a gluten-free diet. Chicken needs 4 to 6 hours rest time- cooking and prep time does not include the resting time required

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    1. 1
      Make 2-3 small incisions into each chicken piece and place in a large non-metallic bowl.
    2. 2
      Rub in the lemon juice and salt. Cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
    3. 3
      Meanwhile, put the yogurt in a seperate bowl and add the cream and chickpea flour. Beat with a fork until well blended and smooth.
    4. 4
      Add all remaining ingredients - except for the oil and butter. Mix throughly.
    5. 5
      Pour the mixture over the chicken and rub in well.
    6. 6
      Cover and refrigerate for 4-6 hours or overnight. Return to room temperature before cooking.
    7. 7
      Preheat overhead grill to high. Line a grill pan with foil and brush the rack with oil.
    8. 8
      Using tongs, lift the chicken pieces out of the marinade and put on the prepared rack. Reserve the remaining marinade.
    9. 9
      Cook the chicken under preheat grill for 4 minutes, then turn over and cook for a further 4 minutes.
    10. 10
      Baste the chicken generously with the reserved marinade. Cook for a further 2 minutes on each side.
    11. 11
      Brush the chicken pieces with the melted butter and cook for 5-6 minutes, or until charredin patches.
    12. 12
      Turn the chicken over and baste with the remaining marinade.
    13. 13
      Cook for a furterh 5-6 minutes, or until charred as before. The chicken is cooked when the juices run clear when a skewer is inserted into the thickest part of the meat.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 21, 2012


      My family isn't very fond of India's curries/spices/heat for their cuisine, but I wanted to try something outside of our normal and went with this recipe. My DH, 20 yo DS and myself all really enjoyed this chicken. It was very flavorful and a nice citrus taste along with the spices, not spicy at all. When I bought ingredients for the recipe I bought a tub (15 oz) of Greek yogurt, planning to make 1/2 of the recipe, but when looking at the recipe for the spices and juice, it didn't seem right. I went and used the measurement converter and for 85 grams of yogurt is 3 ounces of yogurt, not 30 oz. I served this along side of a Garlic Rice - India, greens beans and garlic bread for a fantastic meal that will be a repeat in our home. Thanks so much for sharing such a great recipe. Made for ZWT8.

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    Nutritional Facts for Tandoori Chicken

    Serving Size: 1 (58 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 146.7
    Calories from Fat 124
    Total Fat 13.8 g
    Saturated Fat 8.5 g
    Cholesterol 41.0 mg
    Sodium 388.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 4.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.7 g
    Sugars 1.4 g
    Protein 1.8 g

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    chicken pieces

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