Indian-Inspired Chicken with Raita

Indian-Inspired Chicken with Raita

Indian-Inspired Chicken with Raita


Makes 6 to 8 servings


1 cup plain yogurt
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 (5- to 6-pound) chicken, cut into 8 pieces (about 4 pounds chicken parts)
2 medium cucumbers (about 1 pound), peeled, seeded and thinly sliced
1/3 cup plain yogurt
1 clove garlic, minced
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Mix yogurt, garlic, coriander, ginger, salt, turmeric, cinnamon, cumin and red pepper in gallon-size resealable bag to blend. Add chicken, and marinate in refrigerator 4 to 24 hours.
  2. Preheat broiler. Cover cookie sheet with sides with aluminum foil. Place chicken upside-down on prepared cookie sheet. Broil 6 inches from heating element until cooked through, about 30 minutes, turning once.
  3. Meanwhile make raita. Mix seeded cucumbers, yogurt, garlic, pepper, salt and cilantro in small bowl to blend. Serve with chicken.

Nutritional Information

Calories 625
Calories from Fat 62 %
Total Fat 43 g
Saturated Fat 12 g
Cholesterol 200 mg
Carbohydrate 8 g
Fiber <1 g
Protein 50 g
Sodium 674 mg

Dietary Exchange

Vegetable 1
Meat 7
Fat 4.5

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