Sunday, April 27, 2014

Baked Herby Chicken

Lemony Mint Chicken
I have been trying out various baked recipes with chicken from a cook book I was gifted decades ago.  The best part about these recipes is that you spend a few minutes preparing the ingredients, marinade it overnight and then throw it in the oven and leave it to cook while you get other things done.  Very suitable for a busy day and a great way to save time and multi task.

The Recipe:

1 large chicken (about 2 kgs) skin, joint, wash and drain; 1 bunch mint leaves, washed and chopped; 3 spring onions, washed and minced; 1 medium onion, sliced fine; 1 large tomato, cubed; rind and juice of 1 lemon; 4 cloves garlic, crushed; 1 tsp black pepper, coarsely crushed; salt to taste and 2 cups thick home made curds or yoghurt.

Mix all the ingredients together and marinade the chicken overnight in the refrigerator.  Next day, bring it to room temperature and transfer to a large pyrex dish.  Bake in preheated oven at 250 C  for 45 to 50 minutes or until done ( insert metal skewer in the chicken and when the juices run clear it is done).  Serve hot with any flavoured rice and cucumber salad.

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