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Roast Chicken with Garam Masala Yogurt Sauce picture

Roast Chicken with Garam Masala Yogurt Sauce

Garam Masala is a spice mix from Northern India. It is not a super spicy mix, but adds a lot of warm flavor and richness and typically includes black pepper, cinnamon, cloves coriander, cumin, cardamom and dried chiles.

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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup plain whole milk Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons garam masala
  • 1 large garlic clove, pressed through a garlic press or finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1 medium yellow onion, halved and thinly sliced

Serves 4 to 6

  1. In a baking dish large enough to hold all of the chicken in a single layer, combine the yogurt, cilantro, olive oil, garam masala, garlic and 1 teaspoon kosher salt to make a marinade.  Stir to combine.
  2. Sprinkle a little salt and pepper over both sides of each chicken breast.   Cut the breasts into serving size portions (if necessary) and place the breasts in the marinade.  Turn each breast over several times to ensure each is well coated.  Refrigerate for up to 24 hours, or leave at room temperature and allow to marinate at least 15 minutes.
  3. Place a rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 400F.
  4. Arrange the onion slices in a thin layer on a rimmed baking sheet large enough to hold the chicken in a single layer with a little space (about an inch) in between each breast.
  5. Remove the breasts from the marinade (making sure that each breast is still well coated) and place on atop the onion slices.  Discard the remaining marinade.
  6. Roast the chicken for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the internal temperature in the thickest part of the breast reaches 160 to 165F.  Serve hot with a generous serving of onions.

 

Thanks. I have just started getting into the kitchen. My wife is a southern style cook and likes to make just about everything fried and unhealthy as possible. As I am about to hit the 40 yr old mark, I can't continue to eat this way unless I want to keep seeing those strange looks on my doctors face when he gets my yearly labs back. In other words, for the sake of my family's health, I have decided to take over the kitchen. Hopefully, I can do this without offending anyone. Thanks for the tips!

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