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I've finished marinating the chicken breast in yogurt...now what?

fruglescot Feb 22, 2008 08:13 AM

I have marinated a small CB overnight in a mixture of yogurt, onion salt and turmeric. The problem is that I don't recall what recipe I'd planned to make. Can Chowhounds suggest something creative to do with this lonely, and lost chicken breast.
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  1. diablo RE: fruglescot Feb 22, 2008 08:27 AM

    Were you making something like this?


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    1. re: diablo
      foxy fairy RE: diablo Feb 22, 2008 08:52 AM

      I marinate cubes of chicken breast similarly, in mayo and spices, (recipe from Slow Mediterranean Cookbook) and then just pop the meat under the broiler until it's done. Then I wrap it in lavash with tomato, cucumber, romaine, yogurt/tahini sauce. Delicious and sooo easy.

      You could also do something like this easy chicken "korma" (didn't quite taste like korma, but good. I tried it last week -- great for a chilly day.


      1. re: diablo
        fruglescot RE: diablo Feb 22, 2008 09:09 AM

        WOW! It definitely would be in the running for a sample taste, diablo. Now I'm thinking I may have conjured up this selection in my dreams. Did I tell you that I'm being channeled by an ancient chef from Calcutta?
        I'd have to add a few more ingredients to the marinate and slip it back in the fridge for a few more hours.I'll start making the ghee right now.
        Marinate chicken:
        Purée onion, garlic, ginger, salt, chile, and vinegar to a smooth paste in a food processor. Transfer to a large wide bowl and whisk in yogurt, coriander, oil, turmeric, and cayenne. Add chicken pieces and turn to coat thickly. Cover with plastic wrap and marinate, chilled, at least 16 hours. Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes before grilling.

        Make ghee:

        and a 3 meatball Thank You for this

        1. re: fruglescot
          diablo RE: fruglescot Feb 22, 2008 09:23 AM

          Happy to help fruglescot :)

      2. oakjoan RE: fruglescot Feb 22, 2008 05:30 PM

        I'd suggest searching for Nigella Lawson's "Surrounded by pasta, dreaming of tikka" article in, I think, the NYTimes. She's in Italy and dreaming of India food from London.

        The tikka recipe is great (chunks of chicken marinated in yoghurt, spices, etc. She also has a wonderful onion salad - to go along with.

        I think there's also a fantastic coconut marzipan cake recipe in the article. I've made all these recipes at least 15 times. Never gets old.

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          JoanN RE: oakjoan Feb 22, 2008 06:13 PM

          Thanks, oakjoan, for the tip. Found it here:


          Her tikka recipe is very similar to one in the new Gourmet book that I make all the time. Will have to try her variation. And both the onion salad and cake look simple and terrific. Eager to try them both.

          1. re: oakjoan
            fruglescot RE: oakjoan Feb 22, 2008 08:17 PM

            "Surrounded by pasta, dreaming of tikka"

            Sounds a bit familiar oakjoan. it just may be coming back to me now!

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              fresh RE: oakjoan May 4, 2009 04:21 PM

              Nigella Lawson's tikka recipe is good but do NOT expect it to look anything like the picture in the nytimes. Bogus. It' good, but not that good. However, the red onion, tomato salad is very good (use beets in winter).

            2. Chocolatechipkt RE: fruglescot Feb 25, 2008 10:36 AM

              I made chicken tikka masala starting out that way.

              Or, my mom used to make an oven-baked fried chicken kind of thing, which we called Crunchy Chicken, that started out the way you did and then added a coating of crushed crackers or cereal etc.

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              1. re: Chocolatechipkt
                JalamaMama RE: Chocolatechipkt Feb 25, 2008 12:34 PM

                We love to mix plain non fat yogurt along with fine chopped white onion and garlic- let chicken breast sit in it for an hour- then coat with cornflake crumbs, drizzle a little buter over them and bake.

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