Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Pepper Chicken Bake


This is a recipe that my mother prepares at home quite often. Yesterday, I made it slightly different as I partly don’t remember her recipe and I was in a hurry to call her up to ask her eyeballed measurements. So I prepared the way I remember and it was nice. My mom serves it along with Arabic bread, boiled vegetables or salad and yogurt or hummus. She sometimes strip the chicken into small pieces, lay then on the Arabic bread, throw in some cucumber, carrot, onions and drizzle in some yogurt or hummus and wrap it up to make a delicious wrap. It is a nice comforting dinner and something quite easy to make and requires minimal amount of time. I usually make it as a side dish for chappati when the curry is usually a vegetable or dal based. The leftover chicken is usually cut in to strips, and is made into wraps with tortillas and some salad with some dressing or mayonnaise. Delicious!


I made it with the whole baby chicken, but you can also make it with thighs, chicken breast or anything that you fancy and bake it. And if you dont have an oven, you may fry it as well, turning couple of times until it is cooked through. Yoy may grill them as well.


Ingredients:
1 baby chicken, ~ 850g
2 ½ tsp pepper powder or as per taste
1 ½ + 2 tbsp tbs lime juice plus to squeeze after baking
½ tsp turmeric powder
2 tsp each ginger and garlic minced fresh
2 green chilliesminced *
¾ tsp salt or as required.
2 tbsp oil, vegetable or olive oil

Preparations:
1. Marinate the chicken with all the ingredients except oil. Cover and refrigerate for a minimum of two hours.
2. Line a tray with foil  rubbed with oil.
3. Place chicken on the lined tray, drizzle a tablespoon or two of oil all over and bake at 200 degrees Celsius for about 40 minute turning once or twice halfway until chicken is cooked through. To check the doneness, poke the breast of the thick part of the chicken with a skewer. If it’s done, juice will ooze out through the poked area. Cooking beyond this will over cook the chicken making it dry and rubbery.
4. Squeeze with more lemon juice if needed.

Notes:
* If you want it less spicy, you can scoop out the seeds from the chillies before you mince them.

19 comments:

Priya R said...

Looks so delicious will give this a try soon. You are an awesome photographer, great work

Priya
Cook like Priya





Shobha said...

Looks awesome !

Shabs.. said...

Priya, thank u so much...:)Let me know how it turns out for you...

Shobha, thanks.

shifa said...

wow!!! yummmmm :) will try soon insha allah!

Az said...

Looks so delicious.. love the clicks!!

Vimitha Anand said...

Am drooling here... And these in a wrap would be so perfect

Sravs said...

Very inviting and super delicious one !!!!

divya said...

It's finger licking delicious & tempting..

srividhya Ravikumar said...

delicious colour..

Jennifurla said...

Gorgeous

An Open Book said...

bookmarked shab...def making it this weekend:)

Priya said...

Looks wonderful, tasty pepper baked chicken..

Shabbu said...

Delicious preparation Shaby..
Shabbu's Tasty Kitchen

Jehanne said...

this looks delicious Shabs..i love the idea of a chicken wrap with this:-)

Cardamom Hills said...

This is my family's favorite fast food...that is, we don't make it, we buy it :-) I have tried it couple of times but with skin on...that gives it a crisp coating...I can't make out if u did it skin on or not...pictures look gorgeous :)

Shabs.. said...

Thanks all for your comments.

Cardamom hills, Thank you:)..Now you have the recipe, why not try it at home. It is my lazy day recipe and is so easy..About skin, myself and my son hate skin, so I always buy the chicken skinned!

Anonymous said...

I really appreciate this post. I have been looking all over for this! Thank goodness I found it on Bing. You’ve made my day! Thx again

Rafeeda said...

salaam shab... i made this day b4 yesterday and turned out fantastic... :)

Poornima Nair said...

Shabs, I just saw this and it looks super delicious. I have never bought a whole chicken, but I so want to try this now.

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