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Under 30 Minutes

Yogurt-Marinated Chicken

Garam masala is a spice mixture that's commonly used in Indian cuisine. If you can't find it in your supermarket, substitute 1 teaspoon ground cumin. Greek yogurt is a great base for a marinade -- it tenderizes the meat while adding plenty of flavor.

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  • Servings: 4
Yogurt-Marinated Chicken

Source: Everyday Food, June 2009

Ingredients

  • 1 large white onion, 1/2 chopped, 1/2 thinly sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 5 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons chopped peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt (full-fat)
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 8 skinless chicken drumsticks
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil, plus more for grates
  • 1 cucumber, peeled, halved lengthwise, seeded, and sliced crosswise
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • naan or pita, for serving (optional)

Directions

  1. In a blender, combine chopped onion, garlic, 3 tablespoons lemon juice, and ginger. Puree until smooth, scraping down sides of blender as necessary, about 30 seconds. Transfer to a large bowl and stir in yogurt, garam masala, 2 teaspoons salt, and teaspoon pepper. Add chicken and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate at least 8 hours (or up to 1 day).

  2. Heat grill to medium; clean and oil hot grates. Remove chicken from marinade, wiping off excess. Grill chicken until cooked through, 12 to 14 minutes, turning occasionally.

  3. In a small bowl, combine cucumber, sliced onion, cilantro, oil, and 2 tablespoons lemon juice; season cucumber salad with salt and pepper. Serve chicken with salad and naan if desired.

Reviews (6)

  • cashep 13 Jul, 2009

    will no fat work as well?

  • sarch 9 Jul, 2009

    Cah you use regular Yogurt? No stores in rural Wi. have Greek Yogurt.

  • prissypoosh 8 Jul, 2009

    http://indianfood.about.com/od/masalarecipes/r/garammasala.htm
    Try this recipe for garam masala easy and good

  • fakemartha 8 Jul, 2009

    What is garam masala?

  • Twizz1ler 8 Jul, 2009

    I want to try this - has anyone done it with chicken breasts?

  • gotham_mom 8 Jul, 2009

    How can I cook this on the stove or in the oven? I'm an apartment dweller w/out a grill.

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