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Indian Spiced Chicken
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First off, if you’ve noticed my food pictures are generally dark and/or have weird lighting, that’s because I take my pics at meal time. Whatever you see in the pic is what I sat down to eat that night. It’s all real here folks! I get great lighting in my dining room up until late afternoon. It’s all down hill after that, and I don’t make special meals just to take a photo of. I do have better luck on the weekends, though!
But this, this was a week night meal. Fast, healthy, and…umm…in case you can’t tell the toddler loved it. Her little tiny hand was sneaking in there to steal mine even though she had her own! That’s why I usually wait until after she goes to bed (and when there’s even less natural light) to snap my pics.
But there’s your proof. This real meal, was a hit with the toddler.
The recipe is really only for the chicken. You can do what you like with it, but we decided on pita sandwiches. So good! We used whole wheat pita to up the healthy factor – just 30 seconds in the microwave and they are soft and ready to go. You could even press these in a Panini press if you have one, I was just in too much of a hurry to do that!
The chicken marinade was inspired by Simply Delicious, but I couldn’t find red curry paste (or anything curry) at the grocery store I went to that day. Super huge bummer because this sounds amazing! I pressed on with what I knew I had on hand anyways, and it still came out delish. I was in luck just yesterday, I went to a different store and found the red curry paste I needed! So I’ll be making the original dish soon. In the mean time, this variation will be on my main meal plan this summer.
If you don’t have or can’t find gram masala, you can do without it. It’s a mix of several spices, and it really adds an authentic flavor to indian spiced dishes, but it’s not going to ruin this dish if you don’t have it! The marinade makes enough for one whole chicken, so I cut it in half and had plenty for the 4 pack of breasts I bought. Perfect!
If you have leftovers, I highly recommend making chicken salad. The indian spices make for a welcome twist to an old standby. We loved that just as much!
Indian Spiced Grilled Chicken
Lunch, Main Dish, Salad
- 1lb chicken breast filets
- .5 cup greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon Garam Masala
- 2 teaspoons Yellow Curry Powder
- .5 teaspoon Ground Corriander
- 2 small limes, juiced
- .5 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
|mix all spices into greek yogurt. |
|coat chicken with yogurt mixture. |
|Cook immediately, or marinate up to 4 hours (overnight is too much in my opinion). |
|Grill coated chicken on an indoor grill for 15 minutes, or on an outdoor grill 20 minutes (or until cooked through). |
|Serve however you like. Eat it plain with a side or rice, serve on a fresh salad, or serve in pitas like we did. Add some tomato, onion, avocado, or your favorite toppings, and enjoy! |