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Spiced Chicken with Cucumber-Mint Sauce

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Spiced Chicken with Cucumber-Mint Sauce

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  • Makes: 6 servings
  • Prep 20 mins
  • Grill 50 mins
  • Stand 15 mins

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Garlic, garam masala, and fresh ginger season the chicken in this recipe. Make it at a cookout and serve with pita bread and the cool sauce.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil or canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons bottled minced garlic or 12 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon garam masala*
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2-3 pounds meaty chicken pieces (breast halves, thighs and drumsticks)
  • 6 pita bread rounds
  • Cucumber-Mint Sauce (see recipe) or purchased mango chutney

Directions

  1. In small bowl, combine oil, garlic, garam masala, ginger and salt. Brush mixture onto both sides of the chicken. Set aside for 15 minutes.
  2. For a charcoal grill, arrange medium-hot coals around a drip pan. Test for medium heat above the pan. Place chicken, skin side down, on the grill rack over the drip pan. Cover; grill 25 minutes. Turn chicken skin side up. Cover and grill for 25 minutes more or until an instant-read thermometer inserted in chicken registers 170 degrees F. (For a gas grill: Preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Adjust heat for indirect cooking. Place chicken, skin side down, over burner that is turned off. Cover and grill as above). For the last 2 minutes of grilling, place pita rounds on grill rack to heat, turning once during grilling.
  3. Make the Cucumber-Mint Sauce, if you're using it.
  4. Serve with pita and sauce or purchased chutney. Serves 6.

Note

  • *For homemade garam masala, combine 1 teaspoon ground cumin, 1 teaspoon ground coriander, 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper, 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom, 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves.

Cucumber-Mint Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 medium english cucumber
  • 1 6 - ounce carton low-fat plain yogurt (3/4 cup)
  • 2 tablespoons fat-free milk
  • 2 teaspoons snipped fresh mint

Directions

  1. Halve lengthwise; thinly slice. In a medium bowl, combine yogurt or sour cream and fat-free milk. Stir in cucumber and snipped fresh mint. Cover and chill until serving time. Makes about 2 cups.

Nutrition Facts

(Spiced Chicken with Cucumber-Mint Sauce)

Servings Per Recipe 6, Trans fatty acid (g) 0, pro. (g) 32, cal. (kcal) 529, Fat, total (g) 27, carb. (g) 38, iron (mg) 3, calcium (mg) 146, vit. C (mg) 5, vit. A (IU) 201, Folate (µg) 79, sugar (g) 4, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 5, sodium (mg) 612, Potassium (mg) 440, fiber (g) 2, Thiamin (mg) 0, sat. fat (g) 7, Monosaturated fat (g) 13, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Niacin (mg) 10, chol. (mg) 98, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0

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