Indian-Spiced Chicken Thighs

indian chicken thighs
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Indian seasonings turn these chicken thighs spicy and delicious. The yogurt sauce is cooling and refreshing.


3 lb. chicken thighs
1⁄4 cup lemon juice
1 tsp. salt
1 cup plain yogurt
6 garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp. ground coriander
1 tbsp. ground cumin
2 tsp. ground turmeric
1 tsp. ground ginger
1⁄2 tsp. cayenne pepper
Melted butter
Radish Raita (recipe follows)
Mango chutney
Asian salad greens
Nan or other Indian flatbread, warmed

Radish Raita:
1⁄2 cup plain yogurt
3 tbsp. chopped radishes
2 tbsp. chopped scallions
2 tsp. lime juice
Salt and pepper


1. Sprinkle thighs with lemon juice and salt and let stand 30 min.

2. Combine yogurt, garlic, coriander, cumin, turmeric, ginger, and cayenne. Add chicken thighs, coating well with yogurt mixture. Marinate in refrigerator several hours or overnight.

3. Remove chicken from marinade and brush with melted butter. Grill or broil about 8 min. per side, turning once or twice. Serve with Radish Raita, mango chutney, salad greens, and nan.

Radish Raita:

Mix together all ingredients. Season with salt and pepper
to taste. Yield: 3⁄4 cup.

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