Friday, July 2, 2010

Chicken Again

"There's a lot of chicken in dieting, huh?" James said as he looked down at his dinner plate heaped high enough with yellow rice and buttery naan to take it far away from any dieter's realm. Chicken two nights in a row -- pretty unusual for us.
For this grilled Tandoori style chicken I made a paste of chili powder (1/2 tsp), crushed fresh ginger (1 TB), crushed garlic (1 TB), 1 TB lemon juice, 1 1/2 tsp garam masala, 1 TB of mustard oil, and 1/2 cup yogurt and added in 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts and 2 skinless legs. I cut a few slits into the chicken before adding it to the marinade to help absorb the flavor. I let the meat marinate overnight and to get dinner ready I grilled the pieces along with some thick slices of onion brushed with the remaining marinade. A couple minutes before the chicken as cooked through I basted the meat with a little melted butter for extra flavor. There's a lot of grilling in dieting too.

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