Ready in 45 minutes
A classical Indian-style baked chicken.
Cut each chicken breast in half to make 8 equal pieces. Prick the flesh of the chicken and make diagonal slashes, 1-inch apart using a paring knife. Set aside in a sealable plastic bag or shallow covered dish.
Mix all the ingredients of the marinade in an electric blender or a food processor and process until thoroughly pureed. Pour the marinade over chicken, toss and rub, to coat thoroughly. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place chicken in a single layer over a rack positioned in sheet pan. Bake in the middle of the oven for 45 minutes, Turning once and basting with marinade juices and oil, or until cooked.
Serve immediately garnished with lemon or lime wedges. Accompany this with Pan-Roasted Potatoes and Onions with Cumin and Indian Salsa.
Adapted from a recipe in: "The Essentials Collection: Low Fat" by Parragon Publishing.
You may want to consider using Achiote paste rather than the food coloring if you're sensitive about artificial color.
jaymanhardev 3y ago
jaymanhardev 3y ago
bgerte2009 5y agoI used the exact recipe (except the food coloring) and the flavor was really good. It turned out pretty dry when I baked it for 45 minutes so I'll probably try 30 minutes next time and maybe double the sauce.
LBtips 6y agoGreat recipe. We love tandoori chicken and this made a great tandoori. I made my own Achiote paste- the annatto seeds were almost impossible to grind. But it turned out great.
Butterflyvertigo 6y agoI broiled the chicken and only marinated it for 30 minutes. It came out much milder this way and my baby and non-indian loving family was able to eat this milder version.
Cyrano 10y agoVery good recipe
Sally747 10y ago
Sally747 10y agoYou may want to consider using Achiote paste rather than the food coloring if you're sensitive about artificial color.
Sally747 10y agoThis recipe was very quick,will make again.
promfh 10y agoYou may want to consider using Achiote paste rather than the food coloring if you're sensitive about artificial color. [I posted this recipe.]