Friday, April 9, 2010

A yummy recipe

Hi! Here's an Indian-inspired recipe for you to try if it looks yummy to your taste buds. The sauce is delicious, and I hope to use it on other things too.

Tandoori-Inspired Chicken Kebabs with Curry-Orange Sauce

Tandoori Marinated Chicken:
1/2 cup plain fat free yogurt
1 T fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp finely shredded or minced peeled fresh ginger
1 clove garlic, finely chopped or pressed
1/2 tsp curry powder
1/2 tsp group cumin
1/4 tsp mild paprika
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces

Curry-Orange Sauce
1 1/2 cup plain fat free yogurt
3 T honey
3 T fresh orange juice
3/4 tsp curry powder
1/2 tsp finely grated orange zest
1/4 tsp mild paprika
1/4 tsp salt

1 cup brown rice or white basmati rice

Marinated chicken pieces
1/2 large bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2 medium red onion, cut into 1-inch pieces
4 to 6 bamboo or other skewers (about 10 inches long)

Garnishes (optional)
orange slices or wedges
cilantro sprigs

1. To marinate chicken, in medium bowl, stir together yogurt, lemon juice, ginger, garlic, curry powder, cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper. Add chicken and toss to coat. Cover and marinate in refrigerator 6-8 hours.
2. For Curry-Orange Sauce, in medium bowl stir together yogurt, honey, orange juice, curry powder, orange zest, paprika, and salt. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour or until serving time.
3. About 50 minutes before serving time, cook rice as directed.
4. To cook chicken, preheat oven to 450 degrees. Thread pieces of chicken, pepper, and onion on skewers. Line baking sheet with foil, coat with non-stick spray. Place skewers on foil. Discard marinade. Roast 20-25 minutes or until cooked through, turning once. Chicken is done when juices run clear when sliced.
5. Serve skewers and rice with Curry-Orange Sauce. Garnish with orange slices and cliantro, if desired.


Joel Deehr said...

sounds delicious

The Clarks said...

MM! I love good recipes! Thanks!
Also, I just got a link to this blog and I read the self description of the author and thought of you! She's a good writer and I think you'd appreciate her!
Lots of love!
P.s your kids are dang cute!

Britney said...

yumm!! I love all the pictures too! Glad you guys had fun at the flower festival!

Maggie said...

Hey there! Hope things are going well. Have you already said what your plans are when your hubby graduates? To answer your tax baby question, Justin is born on April 15th, the day taxes are due each year. Justin's family makes a big deal about the date because 2 of his sisters are accountants so they look forward to that day (no more overtime).