Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Spicy Grilled Chicken


Last weekend sun was shining with all its glory, so we ended up having BBQ at our friends place. We had loads of fun with guys grilling meat, veggies and bun and ladies gossiping and eating them. Kids were just running around and playing without wasting their time eating. After all that grilling was done men sat down to watch the footie. Apart from all that hungama, food was just amazing. We had some kebabs and burgers; lamb chops and chicken wings marinated in a spicy marinade as mains. We very much loved the meal and among them, the lamb chops were outstanding. Here is the re-created version of that one in my kitchen, but using chicken instead of lamb. I would love to try it with lamb, but I am not sure if lamb would come out well in the oven. Well, has anyone tried grilling lamb pieces in the oven? Does it cook well? And how long would it take to get cooked, without using any tenderizer? Any suggestions are much appreciated. Let's get on the recipe, now. It's quite simple to prepare and tastes quite good as well.


Spicy Grilled Chicken
Serves 4

Ingredients:
2 Large leg portions (around 700g)

Marinade:
½ Tbsp fresh ginger puree
½ Tbsp fresh garlic puree
4 Tsp Kashmiri Chilli powder *
1-2 tsp Lime juice
½ tsp turmeric powder
Salt to taste
Few teaspoons of water
1-2 Tablespoon of oil
Lemon slices to serve.

Preparations:


1.Wash chicken thoroughly and drain in a colander to remove excess water. Make deep gashes on to fleshy parts of leg and thigh portions of chicken to penetrate the marinade through.

2. Mix all ingredients for the marinade with just enough water to make a smooth paste. Rub the marinade thoroughly all over the chicken and deep down the gashes. Sprinkle oil all over the chicken and lightly rub in.

3. Transfer it into a bowl, cover using a cling film or foil and chill it over night or for a minimum of 2 hours.

4. Bring the marinated chicken to room temperature before cooking and Preheat the oven 10 minutes prior to grilling. Place the chicken on foiled tray and grill on medium heat for around 35-40 minutes turning once or twice in between. I Grilled (at 3) one side for 15 minutes, flipped the chicken over and cooked the other side for another 15 minutes and flipped again to cook for some more time. To ensure that chicken is fully cooked, poke the chicken on several parts until you see clear juice oozing through the poked area. If not, cook it for some more time. Make sure you don’t over cook your chicken as it can become really dry. Chicken prepared can be baked or even fried in oil. But the results may vary slightly depending on how you do it. Grilling gives it a slight smoky flavour.

Squeeze plenty of lime juice while serving if preferred. This can be used as a side dish fo rchappathis, Indian naan breads or rice dishes.

Notes:

Instead of using chilli powder aby itself, you can use a mixture of paprika and Kashmiri chilli powder. Or if you want it real hot, use the regular chilli powder. Paprika gives it a real good colour and a milder heat. I used 3 tsp Kashmiri chilli powder and a teaspoon of paprika powder here.

23 comments:

An Open Book said...

oooh we are havin a bbq this weekend, mayb i shud try this out!

An Open Book said...

jus saw ur comment on my post..sun dried tomatoes are not really that strong..well actually depending on what olive oil and herbs are used..i used the one at sainsburys..the one in the fresh food section and not the canned or bottled. give it a go...im sure ud like it

Cool Lassi(e) said...

The bbq-ed chicken looks great. Umm what is #3 in your oven? A 'Fahrenheit' number would be helpful if I am to try it.

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Making me hungry......Super.Well cooked

Nitha said...

really tempting one.. am drooling over it..

Sharmilee! :) said...

Perfect perfect grilled chicken

Suhaina said...

oh wow. really yummy. i am drooling here. superb snaps and easy recipe to. feel like grabbing onto the chicken leg now.

Guna's kitchen said...

wow!!!!!!! luks beautiful and very tempting... nice presentation too

Priti said...

Looks fab....mouthwatering...gr8 one

Priya said...

Wowww droolworthy grilled chicken, makes me hungry...

Neetz said...

wow!!! shab this is simply amazing and awesome!!...bookmarked and goona try soon for sure :)..will the outcome be the same if i try it on noraml toast grill insead of BBQ???? do let me know at my blog.. :)..waiting for ur reply

Roshu said...

hey this luk yummy.......

s said...

OMG it looks wonderful...we do BBQ very awesome will try the marinade. Nice and simple.

Vrinda said...

Adipoli chicken fry....so neat n yummm

Neha said...

nice recipe..helpful notes..

PranisKitchen said...

wow delicious grilled chicken.so ur guys had done a grt job good .
i hv never tried the lamb in the oven .. so no idea. but i am sure it will take too long to get cook.

AdukalaVishesham said...

wow that looks perfect... can you pass that plate to us...

Abraham Chacko said...

honestly.. looks tempting....

Valarmathi Sanjeev said...

Thank you Shaba for voting me and your lovely comment. You have a very beautiful blog.Grilled chicken looks absolutely delicious and spicy, beautiful click.

TREAT AND TRICK said...

Beautiful click and looks so yummy dear, PERFECT!

Nimi SunilKumar said...

kothiyoorunnu mole...

Malar Gandhi said...

Beautiful grilled chicken, very tempting:)

oak dining room tables said...

Now, this just made me hungry! I want to have some right now! I can't really wait!

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