Saturday, September 19, 2015
Indian Grilled "Yellow" Chicken
I'm sure that sometimes, sometimes, like me, you stand in front of your freezer and look at the lumpy frozen chicken breasts and say- what to do? what to do?
I always buy the ginourmous bag at Costco, because it is just so easy.
Dull, but easy.
Often times, the end result of a cooked chicken breast can be dry, hard and very boring.
My hubby doesn't really care for chicken, so I always trying to spruce it up and "sell" it to him.
I made this recipe up this summer, but have made it many times in past months.
This one has exciting flavors from the garlic and lemons, a little spice from the cumin and red pepper flakes. Turmeric, or curry powder give it a beautiful yellow color.
Here's a very easy one, with ingredients that you probably already having hanging around.
4 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
1 1/2 lemons, juiced
2-3 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp turmeric (or curry powder, if you don't have turmeric)
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbsp cilantro, minced (optional)
Marinate about 4-6 hours, or even over night. Remove the chicken from the marinade and grill over med heat until done about 10 minutes per side.Slow and easy, don't try to rush it by cooking on extra hot grill.
NOTE: We used the Traeger smoker at 325 degrees for about 10 minutes per side, to give it a bit of smoke flavor too.
We served it with the Indian Cauliflower with Spinach Sauce. Kind of ugly (as good Indian food is prone to be...) but delicious.