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Tandoori Chicken Drumsticks

Posted: February 23, 2011 by incidentalcooksuman in Chicken Dishes, Indian Food
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Tandoori Chicken is most popular indian dish consisting of roasted chicken, yogurt and  masala. The chicken is marinated in yogurt and tandoori masala. It is traditionally cooked in tandoor but can also be prepared on barbecue grill.  Tandoor is a oven made of clay, heated to a high heat over charcoal or wood, and used in India for baking bread and roasting meat.

Since summer is still couple of months away I thought of making this inside on cast iron griddle. Also, I have used the store brought tandoori masala paste which is very easily available in grocery store in Asian/Indian aisle.You have to plan ahead if you want to make this dish because the marination require some time.

Tandoori chicken drumsticks

Tandoori chicken drumsticks

Ingredients:

  • 5 Chicken drum sticks, skinned on
  • 4 tablespoon tandoori masala paste
  • 4 tablespoon yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • salt and pepper for seasoning

Preparation:

  • Pierce the chicken with fork to make tiny holes which will help marinade to get inside the meat. Season the chicken drumsticks with salt and pepper generously.
  • In a large shallow baking dish, mix tandoori masala/paste with yogurt, turmeric powder and 1/ teaspoon of salt.
  • Add chicken, and marinate for 3-4 hours, or overnight, refrigerated.
  • Heat cast iron griddle, brush the grill with olive oil to prevent the chicken pieces from sticking.
  • Grill chicken on each side for about 6-7 minutes or until is cooked through.
Tandoori chicken drumsticks

Tandoori chicken drumsticks

I hope you enjoy making and eating this! Yummie!

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Parmesan Chicken

Posted: July 23, 2010 by incidentalcooksuman in Chicken Dishes
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Recipe Yields: 2 Servings

Parmesan Chicken 

I love all italian cheeses especially parmesan and fresh mozzarella cheese.  Sometimes I just slice them and have it as a snack. Regarding storing them I do not know how to keep the mozzarella cheese fresh longer so, usually get in smaller quantity but in case of Parmesan cheese I get a large wedge.  I wrap it in foil tightly and store it in freezer. Defrost it and have Parmesan cheese every time when I need. This way you can store parmesan cheese for longer time without spoiling them. 

About this dish there is nothing more to talk about, the look of the dish speaks for itself. 

Parmesan Chicken

Parmesan Chicken

Ingredients: 

  • 2 chicken breast pieces, skinless and pounded
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup chopped baby spinach leaves
  • 1/3 cup fresh grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chilli flakes
  • 1 extra-large egg
  • 1 teaspoon milk
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Preparation: 

  • Pound the chicken breast pieces on the cutting board using a rolling-pin. Once done keep it on a plate and season with generous amount of salt and pepper.
  • Take one more plate and mix together the bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, chopped spinach leaves, 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper and chilli flakes.
  • To one more plate crack one egg and beat the same with some milk lightly.
  • Heat a large pan with butter and olive oil on medium heat.
  • Dip the chicken in egg mixture flipping both the sides and then coat in bread crumbs and parmesan mixture nicely.
  • Place in coated chicken breast pieces in pan and cook throughly on both the side about 5-7 minutes on medium heat.
  • Cover the pan once to ensure it cook properly.
  • Once done let it rest for some time and then serve.
Parmesan Chicken

Parmesan Chicken

Recipe adapted from Barefoot contessa – back to basics by Ina Garten. 

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