You guys, I'm finally doing it. I'm sharing one of my family's favorite recipes. After months of 'fine tuning' (read: eating it at least once a week) I actually managed to stave off the hungry hordes long enough to take some pictures. Huzzah!
This recipe for Indian spiced yogurt marinated chicken is something I came up with after combining several Indian style dishes into a cobbled-together recipe of curry spiced deliciousness. It's tasty, creamy, spicy and flavored without being too peppery hot, and a huge hit with kids and adults alike! No, seriously, my kids even love this.
Keep reading for the full recipe:
Indian Spiced Yogurt Marinated Chicken Recipe
2 cups plain, full fat greek yogurt
2 tbsp lemon juice
3 Tbsp garam masala
2 Tbsp yellow curry
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp ginger
2 Tbsp minced garlic
4-6 chicken breasts, thawed.
1. Combine all your spices with your yogurt and lemon juice in a large bowl, and mix until fully integrated.
2. Cut a couple of shallow slices into each chicken breast. This lets the marinade soak into the chicken more fully, making for delicious, juicy chicken breasts.
3. Place your chicken breasts in your bowl of marinade, making sure each breast is fully covered so that it can soak up the spices!
4. Cover, and let marinate in your refrigerator for at least an hour. I usually give my chicken breasts an overnight soak, but an hour should be enough time to really soak in.
5. Cook your chicken! If you're using an oven, preheat to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Take the soaked chicken out of the marinade and place on your baking sheet. Bake for 30-45 minutes, or until fully cooked through. To grill (I highly recommend this!) Grill over medium-high heat, 7-10 minutes per side until fully cooked. This gives the chicken an amazing crisp, spicy crust that can't be beat!
I served mine with some forbidden black rice and locally grown, organic spicy sprout salad from the Boise Farmer's Market. I had to hold Noah off with one arm while I quickly snapped these pics of his plate of food. That's how you know it's good, right?
If you're looking for some other great grilling recipes, check these out!