When you’re in the mood for Indian cuisine, this flavorful Herbed Basmati Rice with Grilled Tandoori Chicken is sure to hit the spot.
Grilled Tandoori Chicken: Whisk together yogurt, tandoori paste, lime juice, oil, garlic, salt and pepper; add to resealable plastic bag along with chicken. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or up to overnight.
Preheat grill to medium-high heat; grease grates well. Remove chicken from marinade and shake off any excess. Grill chicken for 5 to 7 minutes per side or until well marked and internal temperature reaches 165˚F.
Herbed Basmati Rice: Prepare rice according to package directions; toss with peas, cilantro, mint, green onions, butter, salt and pepper. Serve chicken on bed of rice and peas, with lime wedges.
To prepare in oven: Preheat broiler. Position oven rack about 5 inches from broiler.
Remove chicken from marinate and shake off any excess. Place chicken on a foil lined baking pan. Place pan under broiler and cook 4-5 minutes per side, or until chicken is cooked through.
Boost tandoori marinade with 2 cloves of minced garlic and 1 tbsp of minced fresh ginger.
Skip the takeout next time you crave Indian and try this easy Indian-inspired rice and chicken dinner. Made with Success® Basmati Rice, chicken thighs, tandoori paste, plain yogurt, peas, and mint, this recipe covers plenty of the Indian flavors you crave and is sure to satisfy. Impress guests at your next gathering, or enjoy it for dinner and have plenty left for tomorrow’s lunch!
While there is a bit of advanced prep involved, this recipe is still incredibly simple and well-worth the prep. Start by marinating the chicken in a mixture of yogurt, tandoori paste, lime juice, oil, garlic, salt and pepper for at least 4 hours. It can be left marinating in the fridge overnight for added flavor. When the time comes to cook the chicken, you can choose to grill or broil it. Both will result in delicious chicken to lay on a bed of rice that is perfectly mixed with peas, cilantro, mint, green onions, butter, salt and pepper. Now enjoy and tell us this flavor-packed home-cooked meal doesn’t beat your usual takeout spot…
Have time and want to try making Tandoori paste from scratch? We say go for it! Simply mix salt, cayenne, coriander, chili powder, garlic powder, dry mustard, ginger, turmeric, fennel, cumin, and paprika in a food processor. When ready to make the paste, add lime juice and yogurt and refrigerate until ready to use. You can adjust the level of spice to personal taste and it can be used as a rub or marinade. Serve it with a side of Spicy Indian Shrimp and you’re good to go.