Yoghurt Marinated Chicken Tikka Over Sizzling Grilled Onions
Yoghurt Marinated Chicken Tikka Over Sizzling Grilled Onions
  • prep: 45 min
  • cook: 15 min
  • total: 1 hr
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  • Summary

    Chicken Tikka or the Classic Tandoori Chicken from India has become famous all over the world and the variety of recipes is almost endless. If you've ever seen how it's done, the Indian tandoor cook lowers red chunks of raw chicken threaded on 4 foot metal rods into a blazing hot tandoor oven. A few minutes later, he removes them at the perfect moment all charred and smoky and pushes the chicken onto a plate using naan bread as his tongs. Of course, I don't have a large bell-shaped tandoor so I'm going to use my trusty Weber grill in this recipe. The basic idea is simple enough, the marinade of yoghurt and lemon juice tenderizes the meat and the grilling brings out the flavor of the spices. This is a great tailgate or camping dish as you can take along the bag of marinated chicken in your cooler to grill outdoors. The tikka has morphed into Chicken Tikka Marsala when it travelled to England and I'll cover that chicken and sauce recipe in the future. The best tandoori I've eaten was served with just a squeeze of lemon juice and some basmati saffron rice. In my recipe, I added sizzling grilled onions to provide a sweet vegetable accompaniment to the chicken. You should allow the chicken to marinate overnight for best results. If you don't have an outdoor grill, you can also do it in the oven broiler. Note that my cooking technique in the recipe below results is super moist chicken breast. You must let the chicken rest covered so the residual cooking takes the chicken into the 150-155F zone which is perfect for chicken breast.

    Ingredients

    • 2 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into large chunks
    • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    • SYD Chicken Rub
    • 2 onions cut into strips, sauted in a pan with some butter until tender
    • Cilantro for garnish
    • Lemon wedges for garnish
    • Chicken Tikka Marinade
    • 4 tablespoons canola oil
    • 1 cup plain yoghurt
    • ¼ cup of fresh lemon juice
    • Ground spice mixture (you can substitute with your fav curry powder)
    • 2 teaspoon cumin seeds, toasted
    • 2 teaspoon coriander seeds, toasted
    • 4 cardamom pods, toasted
    • 3 cloves, toasted
    • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
    • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    • 1 thumb-sized ginger, grated
    • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 2 tablespoon Kosher salt
    • 2 teaspoons of red color

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 5170 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 246 g 379.1%
    • Saturated Fat: 72 g 359.75%
    • Trans Fat: 4 g %
    • Cholesterol: 193 mg 64.27%
    • Sodium: 8014 mg 333.92%
    • Calcium: 10301 mg 1030.09%
    • Potassium: 16525 mg 472.14%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 189 mg 1052.29%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 1089 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 554 g 2214.99%
    • Sugar: 45 g
    • Protein: 162 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 9 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 41 g
    • Vitamin A 56.87%
    • Vitamin C 42.1%
    • Vitamin D 5%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat29
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs1
    • Exchange - Starch70
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat9
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total7 oz-eq

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