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Dec 3, 2007 08:11 PM

Can marinate chicken in yogurt instead of buttermilk?

I don't have any buttermilk right now but I do have a lot of low fat yogurt. Could I use this to marinate the chicken (that I'm going to fry tomorrow)? Would it me as effective as buttermilk will be? Does anyone have any suggestions as what to add to make it more flavorful or should I leave it plain? Thanks

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  1. how about make it tandoori style ?

    cumin,coriander powder,turmeric,cayenne +grated ginger,chopped parsley,chopped cilantro.
    salt & pepper. if you have lime, lime juice,too.
    all mix in to yogurt .

    I think these spices are can add more or less,I guess.
    I add paprika( regular or smoked) ,fresh mint sometimes.

    It is very simple but pretty tasty.

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    1. re: ymushi

      This sounds great, just drain off the next day and dredge in seasoned flour before frying.
      I would rub the mix into the chicken before adding the yogurt, then marinate. Good luck!
      If you are looking for a more straight up approach to fried chicken, seasoned chicken pieces in yogurt overnight would be tasty too, even in just salt and pepper.

      1. re: ymushi

        Thanks ymushi your tandoori style sounds delicious and is going to be next on my list of things to try. I ended up keeping it simple and just adding some garlic and cayenne to my yogurt.

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