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Cinnamon Broiled Chicken with Raita


In this Indian-inspired meal, cinnamon is sprinkled on chicken. Cumin and cilantro, other traditional Indian seasonings, are stirred into raita, a yogurt-based condiment.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, January/February 2003


  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 (about 3 pounds) chicken, cut-up
  • 1 (about 3/4 pound) cucumber, peeled, seeded, and chopped
  • 1/4 cup whole-milk plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, or parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin


  1. Preheat the broiler. In a small bowl, mix 3/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and cinnamon. Sprinkle on the chicken. Put chicken, skin side down, on a broiler pan, and broil about 6 inches from the heat for 15 minutes. Turn chicken, and broil until skin is crisp and brown, about 15 minutes more.

  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, stir together cucumber, yogurt, sour cream, cilantro, cumin, and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Serve chicken hot, with raita on the side.

Cook's Notes

The raita can be made up to a day in advance and kept refrigerated. Serve chilled.

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