Basil, Cilantro and Macadamia Nut Chicken

Recipe by canarygirl
READY IN: 45mins




  • Put ginger, garlic and peppers into a food processor and process til smooth.
  • Add macadamia nuts and continue to process.
  • Add oil, lime juice yogurt, basil, cilantro and spices and process again until smooth.
  • Put the chicken in a medium bowl, and add the mixture, stirring to coat all pieces.
  • Cover and refrigerate chicken for 12 hours.
  • This step is not necessarily required (I have made it after marinating for only 1/2 hour, but the flavor is much better if you do let it marinate).
  • Heat a bit of oil (2 tbls) in a wok, or deep dish fry pan.
  • Add chicken and its marinade to pan and cook thoroughly, stirring frequently, until marinade sticks to chicken.
  • This will take about 20 minutes to 1/2 hour.
  • The mixture will look soupy at first, and then begin to thicken up as the sauce reduces.
  • I like a little heat, so I also add a little chili oil to the dish.
  • Serve with steamed jasmine or basmati rice.