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Tandoori Spiced Chicken

★★★★

  • 2 Tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon grated orange rind
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 2 red bell pepper, cut into strips

Yogurt Cucumber Dip

  • 1 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • ½ cup shredded cucumber
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped mint
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • Flour Tortillas, optional
In large bowl, combine soy sauce, orange juice, coriander, cumin, turmeric, orange rind and red pepper flakes. Add chicken and mix to coat evenly. Set aside 5 minutes to marinate.
In large nonstick skillet, heat vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Turn chicken over; add bell pepper and cook 8 to 12 minutes, turning occasionally or until vegetables are softened and chicken is cooked through. Keep warm.
In small bowl, combine yogurt, cucumber, mint, sugar and salt. Serve with chicken and vegetables. Serve tortillas warmed, if desired.

Makes 8 servings

Source : Parents November 2000

This one has a long list of ingredients, but they are mostly all spices. Next time I would switch the thighs for cut up chicken breasts. Again there are no boneless skinless chicken thighs around here. Removing the skin was not difficult, but I left the bone in and they took forever to cook. The taste was excellent and I think bite size pieces would be better, especially for eating with the tortillas. The yogurt sauce was incredible! The kids really liked the flavor and told me several times how good they thought this tasted.

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