Tandoori BBQ Chicken

Save-on foods has these great bottled indian curry sauces in their ethnic foods aisle. Not only are they 1/2 the price of the brand name sauces (i.e. Patak's) they are absolutely delicious. I did something a little special with this one - I marinated the chicken in a yogurt marinade for a couple of hours prior to cooking it. It really enhanced the flavour. I then used this bottled sauce as the sauce for my cooked chicken. Simple and delicious.

Serve this chicken with a big pot of basmati rice and some naan bread and you have yourself a delicious meal.

First step: marinate the chicken for a couple of hours in the marinade recipe below:

Spicy Indian Chicken - Tikka Marinade

Recipe adapted from He Cooks She Cooks

Combine all of the following ingredients in a large bowl, add chicken and marinade in the fridge for a couple of hours. Then broil the chicken in the oven until it is cooked through.

  • 1 cup of yogurt
  • 1/2 TB of ground cumin
  • 1/2 TB of ground coriander
  • 1/2 TB of chili powder
  • 1/2 TB of kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 cloves of garlic diced
  • 1 TB of diced ginger
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 4 chicken breasts cut into bite size pieces

Step two: throw the cooked chiken into a large stir fry pan and empty a whole bottle of Western Family Classics - Tandoori BBQ Cooking Sauce onto the chicken. Heat through and stir well to coat all pieces of chicken. If desired, add a handful or two of frozen peas at the very end and cook until they're heated through. And voila - you have yourself a delicious and authentic tasting indian meal that is just as good as take out. If you want to feel like you're at the restaurant, sprinkle the finished dish with some chopped cilantro, brew up some milky chai tea and you're set.

I hope you enjoy this recipe and appreciate its weeknight simplicity. Happy Cooking my Friends!

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