Tuesday, October 12, 2010

turmeric chicken

i love chicken kebab

we live near a large armenian community
 which makes finding great chicken
fairly easy
but it makes for an expensive
dinner out
so i have been playing with this recipe
i used to use saffron
but hubster wasn't a big fan
so i switched it up to turmeric
with all the color, and none of the cost
turmeric chicken
(printable recipe)
3-4 lbs chicken 
(i use a combination of skinless,boneless thighs and breast because we can't agree in my house)
2 cups plain greek yogurt
1 Tbs turmeric
2 large clove garlic--smashed
1 onion--halved and thinly sliced
1/2 tsp black pepper
juice of 3 lemons
1 tsp dried oregano
2 Tbs butter--melted
salt and pepper to taste
mix the yogurt, turmeric, garlic, onion, pepper, lemon juice and oregano together.  place the chicken in a ziploc bag and pour the marinade over.  place in the fridge and marinate at least 4 hours, or overnight.  when ready to cook, remove from the fridge and blot with paper towel dry.  discard the marinade.  place enough olive oil in the bottom of a hot pan to cover.  pan fry the chicken until it is browned and cooked through.  when it comes out of the pan, brush a bit of the melted butter and season with salt and pepper (it won't need much if any salt).
i like to serve with tahini, hummas, and tzatziki which i know aren't completely authentic--but they are really tasty

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