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INDIA: Tandoori Chicken with Mango Rice

Updated: Feb 25


Tandoori Chicken with Mango Rice

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

1 garlic clove

1/2 tablespoon ground cumin

1/2 tablespoon sweet paprika

1/2 tablespoon coarse kosher salt

1/4 cup olive oil

1/2 cup plain whole-milk yogurt

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1 (~2 1/2-pound) chicken, quartered

1 ½ cups mango, cut into ½ cubes (may use frozen, thawed)

2 cups basmati rice

3 cups water

1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted

  1. Purée first 7 ingredients in processor. With machine running, gradually add oil through feed tube and process until blended. Transfer 1/4 cup herb mixture to small bowl; reserve. Add yogurt and lemon juice to remaining mixture in processor and blend.

  2. Place chicken in 13x9x2-inch glass baking dish. Pour yogurt mixture over chicken; turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.

  3. Prepare barbecue (medium heat). Place chicken, skin side down, on grill. Cover and grill until chicken is cooked through, turning every 5 minutes, about 30 minutes total. (Alternately, bake in over, tented with foil, at 350 for 45-1 hour, until meat is cooked through.

  4. Meanwhile, combine rice, 3 cups water, and reserved herb mixture. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer until tender, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand, covered, 5 minutes. Fold in mango cubes and pine nuts.


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