Usually lunch is a very important meal for my family because the kids really come home hungry from school. So all the heavy meals such as curries, skewers, rice dishes, noodles, baked dishes get done for lunch.
Dinner on the other hand is lighter or rather not necessarily a hot meal.So Pizzas, stuffed breads, pita bread with hummus, Eggs & cottage cheese, Salmon sandwich or tortillas are usually for dinner.
Anyway back to today's recipe. If you like Indian butter chicken and if you like your chicken baked... you will love this recipes. My kids love butter chicken but often I have no time to make it.. So I make this version of my Butter Chicken which is so easy to make because I can marinate the chicken ahead of time and then let the oven do the baking while I do the Chapatis - works great on days where I am so busy with my orders.
The only issue wit this dish I have is that is does not have much esthetic value... Doesn't look as pretty as my usual recipes.. but since my family loves it so much I thought you might like it too..
See what I mean? Looks plain but taste absolutely delicious.
4 chicken quarters or 8 chicken pieces. ( I prefer on the bone so the juice add moister)
1 cup yogurt
1 tbsp garlic paste/ grated
1 tbsp ginger paste /grated
1 tbsp Coriander Powder
1/2 tsp Cumin Powder
1/4 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp Cayenne or hot paprikah
1/2 tsp Sweet Paprikah
1 tsp Kasoori Methi (fenugreek powder) (Optional)
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp Canola Oil
2 tbsp Tomato paste
Salt and pepper to taste
Lots of ingredients above but quite similar to the butter chicken right? Told you it's taste similar to butter chicken.
Method: Here's the easy part.
Wash, drain and pat dry the chicken. Notice my Chicken is already in the baking dish.
Add Salt, pepper and let sit for 15 minutes while you prepare the marinade.
If you like the red Tandoori color for your chicken you can add a pinch for aesthetic value..
Bake in a pre heated oven at 200C for about 45 mins to an hour.
I usually prefer my chicken to have to dark spots but you can cook as much or as little as you like. Usually but 45 minutes my chicken is cooked.
Alternatively this taste delicious when grilled but you also loose all that lovely gravy.
I usually always serve this with Chapati and some vegetable dish.
Thank you for stopping by, Have a great day...