Friday, September 13, 2013

Spicy Bombay Chicken

It's been a hot hot summer and I've been posting icy cold smoothie recipes for your enjoyment, but maybe I'll turn my attention to something a little mo' hotter, mo' better.  If you don’t care for spicy then you don’t have to make it that way.  But, if your name is Kelley or Susie then you probably would like it very very spicy.   However, the spicier you make it, the more likely you’ll overpower the ginger and curry flavors so the hotter the sauce, the less you should use.  Using yogurt as a marinade makes the meat tender and flavorful. 

You could serve this with crisp cold salad or slice it up, place on toothpicks and serve as an appetizer at your next party.  Those of you on Stages 2 and 3 could pair this with quinoa.

Spicy Bombay Chicken
makes 4 servings

1/3 cup plain yogurt (Greek or regular)
1 tablespoon grated peeled fresh ginger (or scant teaspoonful of ground ginger)
1 tablespoon mild cayenne pepper sauce
2 teaspoons curry powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts or 8 small boneless skinless chicken thighs

In a large zip lock bag, mix the  yogurt, ginger, hot sauce, curry powder and salt and squeeze to combine.  Add the chicken, seal and squish the chicken around in the bag to coat the chicken with the marinade.  Put bag in the fridge for at least an hour or even overnight.

Oil your grill or broiler rack, then either prepare the grill or preheat the broiler.
Or you could take out the George Foreman Grill that's gathering dust on that bottom shelf.

Take the chicken out of the bag, removing excess marinade.  (You can now throw away the bag of marinade.)  Grill or broil the chicken 5 inches from the heat until cooked through, try 8-9 minutes on each side.

Winner winner, spicy chicken dinner....

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