Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Masala Chicken Skewers

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 I have a confession.. I don't enjoy cutting meat .  If I can buy meat that is cut and prepped beforehand, I always do.   When I find chicken tenders on sale, I stock up because they are already portioned out perfectly for chicken skewers.  I marinated these chicken tenders in my Masala Chicken Yogurt Marinade and quickly baked them off in the oven for a fuss free dinner that everyone enjoyed.  I also skewered some grape tomatoes and roasted them in the oven for a few minutes on each side for a fun side dish then served it all with yellow rice and a cucumber raita. 
   

Ingredients: 
Around 15-20 chicken tenders or boneless breast/thigh cut into thick strips

Lemon/Chili Rub:
2 Tbs of lemon juice
salt to taste (about 1Tbs)
1/2 tsp of turmeric
1 tsp of red chili powder (or to taste)


Yogurt Marinate:
1 cup of yogurt
1tsp of garam masala
1 Tbs of paprika
1Tbs of cumin
4-5 cloves of garlic grated
2Tbs of grated ginger
1tsp onion powder or some pulverized onion
black pepper

Directions: 
First rub lemon/chili ingredients on chicken.  Then marinate boneless chicken yogurt marinade 4-6 hours (or over night)

Thread chicken on skewers. Then place on a foil lined baking sheet (sprayed with cooking sprayed or lightly greased).  Bake in a 375 degree oven for 20-30 minutes (flipping them over once) until cooked through.  ** Cooking time depends on the size and thickness of chicken.  Cook until fully cooked, but not dry.

 Serve with rice, naan, raita or any curry meal.  Enjoy.

 

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14 comments:

  1. Cutting meat is disgusting and gross. I feel you, friend. I love the idea of grabbing tenders and skewering them! Can't wait to try this one out, they look fab!

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  2. Oh my goodness those look incredible, fantastic recipe!

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

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  3. You don't like cutting meat? That's funny. Do you have any problem plunging a sharp stick into an already cut piece of muscle? Ok, ok, I know that was mean. :)

    I love your quick dinner idea. It looks amazing. I swear, next time we travel, we're stopping by your house on the way north.

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  4. I don't like cutting meat either! A necessary evil for a chef, but I am like you and try to get the butcher to do most of it. Recipe looks divine!

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  5. I am right there with you. I don't even like to tough raw meat. I try to get my husband to handle most of it. The other night I made burgers that weren't really burgers because I didn't want to make the patties.

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  6. An awesome meal Ramona. Love the presentation.

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  7. I I have never had to cut tough meat before haha we usually get our butcher to do it :P
    Lovely skewers they look moist and flavoursome - definitely bookmarked for my brother and daddy! :)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  8. I'm also the same way. I don't like to cut the whole chicken. It's Dad's job at our place. I make chicken exactly the same way and your delicious pictures are making me want to make these asap!

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  9. What a great meal! Have never used yogurt in a grilling marinade or sauce but I've been seeing it quite a bit. I need to change that! This chicken looks awesome!

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  10. I don't mind cutting meat and would cut all day in order to make these!

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  11. You are making me hungry and it is bedtime! LOL Love the marinade!

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  12. Hi Ramona! You really know how to make great dishes! I prefer cutting fish than meat...assume most people feel the opposite? :D

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  13. A very neat idea. I don't mind working with my hands, just the after smell bothers me..

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  14. Oh I love these skewers! And I don't blame you; cutting up chicken especially sort of grosses me out. Masala chicken is fabulous and this looks to die for, Ramona! :D

    ~Jess

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