Associated with India, tandoori cooking, a high-heat process, is actually a Middle Eastern invention, originally done in ceramic ovens, which have been unearthed at Babylonian archeological digs. In 1948, a fashionable, jet-setter restaurant in New Delhi installed a tandoori oven, the media picked up the story, and the craze went around the world so fast that tandoori cooking is now almost exclusively associated with India. Here, a hot grill produces similar results.
1. Preheat grill to medium-high.
2.Combine paprika, coriander, chili powder, cumin, salt, pepper and nutmeg in a large sealable plastic bag. Place each chicken breast between sheets of plastic wrap. Pound with a meat mallet or heavy skillet until flattened to an even thickness, about 1/4 inch. Brush the chicken with oil; place in the bag, seal and turn to coat.
3. Oil the grill rack (see Cooking Tip). Grill the chicken until cooked through and no longer pink in the middle, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Serve warm with Tomato-Cucumber Raita.
TIP: To oil a grill rack: Oil a folded paper towel, hold it with tongs and rub it over the rack. (Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill.)
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (243g)|
|Recipe Makes: 4|
|Calories from Fat: 62 (21%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 6.8g||9 %|
|Saturated Fat 1.1g||6 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 2.9g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 1.9g|
|Cholesterol 136.9mg||42 %|
|Sodium 157.8mg||5 %|
|Potassium 659.6mg||17 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 1.7g||1 %|
|Dietary Fiber 1.1g||4 %|
|Sugars, other 0.7g|
|Protein 54.9g||78 %|
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Calories per serving: 300
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