Chicken marinated in yoghurt

I’ve been itching to try a marinade with yoghurt. Everything I have ever tasted in a restaurant that was marinated in yoghurt has never disappointed, so why not try it at home.

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this is the half I pan fried on stove top
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and this is the half I cooked in the oven

I split the marinated chicken and cooked it two different ways to maximise on the experiment. i was pleased with both results. Read on to see how it went down…   

First, the ingredients…

500g boneless chicken (I deboned some thighs, but breast would be fine too)
Fresh dhania, mint and thyme
5 cloves garlic, grated
1.5 teaspoons turmeric
Salt to taste
Freshly ground black pepper, also to taste
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon zest of lemon
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2/3 cups yoghurt

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the boneless chicken thighs cut into strips
The herbs I chopped up for the marinade:
the herbs I chopped up for the marinade: dhania, mint and thyme
added garlic
added garlic then mixed it all together
then lemon grates and the juice of half a lemon
then added lemon grates and the lemon juice
the added the yoghurt
and the 2/3 cups yoghurt
mixed it all together and let it marinate in the fridge for two hours
mixed it all together, covered and let it marinate in the fridge for two hours

While it was marinating I thought about how I would cook it,… I hadn’t figured this out to end you see. So I came up with three options; one, put it on skewers to grill, this was my preferred option but I cut strips not cubes + I don’t own a grill yet; two, pan fry on stove top; three, bake in the oven.

I ended up splitting the chicken in two to try option two and three

Then I spit it into two
spit it into two
here is the chicken fried in the pan on stove top...
here is the chicken fried in the pan on stove top…
and here it is all done... First thing I love about it is the colour, it looks so yummy — and it doesn't disappoint
and here it is all done… First thing I love about it is the colour, it looks so yummy — and it doesn’t disappoint
and here is the one that cooked in the oven, This one turned out juicy...
and here is the one that cooked in the oven, This one turned out juicy…
... and just as tasty
… and just as tasty

They were both tasty, the only difference was the flavours that came through. I picked up more mint in the one that cooked in the oven, and the stove top had more of the other two herbs.

this pan fried one is great for
this pan fried one is great for putting on a salad or in a wrap
and this oven one would be awesome over rice with a simple vegetable side. And I like it because it cuts my "active time"... I don't have to stand over it and watch it as it cooks, I can set the oven timer and come back to check on it later
and this oven one would be awesome over rice with a simple vegetable side. And I like it because it cuts my “active time”… I don’t have to stand over it and watch it as it cooks, I can set the oven timer and come back to check on it later

They were both tasty, try one this weekend!

About aika

Making, eating and sharing good food are a splendid way to start, brake and end a day! I post good eats on www.pendolamama.co.ke. Life is a feast, eat up!

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