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Cilantro lime chicken

Cilantro lime chicken

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Ingredients

Recipe serves: 4
marinate the chicken
750 grams chicken thighs, boneless and skinless
1 1/4 teaspoon salt
3 1/2 tablespoon lime juice
1 1/2 teaspoon garlic, finely chopped into a paste
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon red chili
1 1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon pepper
4 teaspoon coriander, roughly chopped
to cook
4 tablespoons vegetable oil or another neutral oil
1 large sliced onion, peeled, cut in half and then into 1/8 inch strips
1 bay leaf
2-3 medium green chilies, cut in half, stems removed. Remmove seeds if you don't want too much heat
1/2 teaspoon tumeric
4 tablespoons plain yogurt
1 tablespoon sugar
optional sides
naan bread
white rice
raita
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Cilantro lime chicken
  • time
    30 minutes plus 20 for marinating
  • serves
    4
  • skill level
    Medium

Ingredients

  • marinate the chicken

  • to cook

  • optional sides

Directions

1
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In a medium bowls, add the chicken and all the ingredients.

2
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Mix well together making sure the chicken is well coated with all the flavors. It may be best to use your hands for this part.

3
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Marinate for 20 minutes or up to 24 hours.

4
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In a medium-large pan over medium heat, Le Creuset or similar is great, add the vegetable oil.

5
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Add the onions and cook until they become translucent, about 5 minutes. Lower heat if they are becoming brown.

6
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Add the Bay leaf and mix for a minute with the onions to release flavor.

7
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Add the green chilies and mix with onions and bay leaf for 1-2 minutes.

8
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Add chicken and all the lovely spices to the pan. Mix well and sauté for 1-2 minutes then add tumeric. Yes, this is second dose of tumeric.

9
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Mix together and saute for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

10
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In a small bowl mix the yogurt and sugar together, and add to pan. Mix well with chicken and all the juices.

11
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Saute for 5 minutes, then cover the pan, lower heat and cook for 20 minutes. Stir occasionally.

12
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Serve piping hot with optional sides.