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Silken Chicken (with thanks to Madhur Jaffrey)

Chicken Breasts quickly cooked in a hot oven in a spicy creamy sauce

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless and skinned chicken breasts

  • 1/2 tap salt

  • 2 tbsp lemon juice

  • 4 tbsp heavy cream

  • 1/2 tsp garam masala

  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

  • 1 clove garlic -- peeled and smashed

  • 1/2 tsp ginger -- peeled grated

  • 1/4 tsp ground roasted cumin seeds

  • generous squeeze lemon juice

  • pinch salt

  • pinch ground black pepper

  • pinch ground roasted cumin seeds

  • pinch cayenne

  • pinch amchhoor powder (opional}

Method

  • 1.

    Preheat oven to 230 degrees or highest setting

  • 2.

    Cut 3 diagonal slits across the tops of each chicken breast.

  • 3.

    Prick the chicken pieces with sharp point of small knife.Rub the chicken with salt

  • 4.

    And lemon juice. Leave for 15 mjinutes.

  • 5.

    Meanwhile combine the cream. garam marsala, cayenne,garlic,ginger and

  • 6.

    Cumin in a bowl. Pour over chicken in a plastic bag and leave to

  • 7.

    Marinate for 12 hours or over night

  • 8.

    Lay chicken pieces in a shallow non stick pan.

  • 9.

    On top of each piece,sprinkle lemon juice,salt,black pepper,garam masala,and cumin.

  • 10.

    Place pan on top third of oven and bake for 12 -15 minutes

  • 11.

    Serve with fluffy basmati rice and cucumber yoghurt on the side

Notes

My kids are always asking me to cook this dish.

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