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Chicken in spicy yogurt

by Christina Julia

Chicken in spicy yogurt

Serves: 6 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
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  • 3 dried red chillies
  • 2 tablespoons coriander seeds
  • 2 teaspoons ground turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons garam masala
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1⁄2 large onion, chopped
  • 2.5cm/1in piece of fresh root ginger
  • grated 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 125ml/4fl oz low-fat Greek-style yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 chicken pieces, about 2kg/ 41⁄2 lb in total


  • Grind together the chillies, coriander seeds, turmeric, garam masala,
    garlic, onion, ginger, lime juice and salt using a mortar and pestle.
  • Gently heat a frying pan and add the spice mixture. Stir for 2 minutes,
    then turn into a shallow dish. Add the yogurt and oil to the spice paste,
    and mix well to combine.
  • Remove the skin from the chicken pieces, and make three slashes in the
    flesh of each piece. Add the chicken to the dish containing the yogurt
    and spice mixture, and coat the pieces completely in the marinade.
    Cover with cling film and chill for at least 4 hours. Remove the dish from
    the refrigerator, take off the cling film and leave, covered, at room
    temperature for 30 minutes before cooking.
  • Heat a barbecue or grill until very hot. Wrap the chicken pieces in foil,
    sealing well so that the juices cannot escape. Cook the chicken pieces
    over the barbecue or under the grill for about 15 minutes, turning once.
  • Remove the foil and brown the chicken for 5 minutes. Serve hot

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