Looking for something both unique and flavorful? This recipe is a sure hit with its blend of East African and Middle Eastern cuisine.
Serve With:Serve with fries/rice/mashed potatoes/naan, fresh salad and a dip of your choice.
Country Choice assorted chicken 8-10 pieces(1 to 1.5kg)
1 tsp garlic paste
1 tsp ginger paste
1 tbsp tomato paste/puree
1/4 cup yogurt
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tbsp veg oil
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp black pepper powder
1 tsp red chili powder
1 tbsp dried parsley or a handful of very finely minced fresh parsley or coriander
Juice of 1 lemon
Clean and dry the chicken pieces. Whisk all the ingredients together until smooth and creamy, then add the chicken and mix well. Cover and refrigerate overnight or at least for a couple of hours.
Preheat the oven to 180 C. Place the chicken pieces in a glass baking dish cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Then turn the pieces over, cover again and bake for another 30 minutes.
Finally, remove the foil, turn the pieces one last time and broil the chicken under the grill for about 5 minutes for a nice color. For added flavor, you can smoke the cooked chicken by lighting a small coal, placing it on a piece of foil and putting it in the middle of the chicken dish.
Drip some oil over the coal and when it begins smoking, cover the dish and allow the smoke to infuse into the chicken for about 1-2 minutes.
Serve on a platter with your favorite combination of chips/ rice/mashed potatoes/naan, fresh salad and a dip of your choice.