INDIAN SPICED CHICKEN

 

Tender marinated chicken pieces which can be served hot or cold.

INGREDIENTS

Serves 4

4 1/2lb chicken

mixed salad leaves,frisee and oakleaf lettuce or radicchio, to serve

For the marinade

2/3 cup plain low fat yogurt

1 tsp ground paprika

2 tsp grated fresh root ginger

1 garlic clove, crushed

2 tsp garam masala

1/2 tsp salt

red food coloring (optional)

juice of 1 lemon

1. Joint the chicken and divide it into 8 pieces, using a sharp knife.

2. Mix all the marinade ingredients in a a large dish, add the chicken pieces to coat and chill for 4 hours or overnight to allow the flavours to penetarate the flesh.

3. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Remove the chicken pieces from the marinade and arrange them in a single layer in a al arge ovenproof dish. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until tender. reserve the marinade

4. Baste with a little of the marinade while cooking. Arrange on a  bed of salad leaves and serve hot or cold.

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