tandoori chicken bites - Budget Bytes

Tandoori chicken bites - Budget Bytes might be just the main course you are searching for. This recipe serves 5 and costs $1.64 per serving. One serving contains 183 calories, 30g of protein, and 5g of fat. If you have yogurt, lemon juice, ginger, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. 212 people have made this recipe and would make it again. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free diet. It is brought to you by Budget Bytes. This recipe is typical of Indian cuisine. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes about 2 hours and 30 minutes. With a spoonacular score of 72%, this dish is good. If you like this recipe, take a look at these similar recipes: Summer Succotash - Budget Bytes, Focaccia Rolls - Budget Bytes, and miracle mac n' cheese - Budget Bytes.

Servings: 5

Preparation duration: 120 minutes

Cooking duration: 30 minutes

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Ingredients:

1/2 tsp cayenne pepper $0.03

3 large chicken breasts $6.37

1/2 tsp coriander $0.03

1/2 tsp cumin $0.03

1/2 Tbsp garam masala $0.08

2 cloves garlic $0.16

1 inch fresh ginger $0.18

1 Tbsp lemon juice $0.05

1 1/2 Tbsp paprika, divided $0.23

1/2 tsp salt $0.02

1/2 tsp turmeric $0.03

1/2 cup plain yogurt $0.27

Equipment:

baking sheet

bowl

aluminum foil

oven

Cooking instruction summary:

Instructions Cut the chicken breasts into small chunks. I cut each breast into 3-4 strips lengthwise, and then each strip into 4-5 chunks to yield approximately 40 pieces. Place the chicken pieces in a large zip top bag. Add to the rest of the ingredients to the bag (yogurt, minced garlic, grated ginger, lemon juice, salt, coriander, cumin, turmeric, cayenne, garam masala, and 1/2 Tbsp of the paprika). Close the bag tightly and smoosh it around to mix the ingredients. Place the bag in the refrigerator for 2 to 24 hours to marinate. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Cover a baking sheet with foil and spray with non-stick spray. Wipe the marinade from the chicken pieces and place them in a bowl. Sprinkle the last tablespoon of paprika and a pinch more of salt over the chicken pieces (add more cayenne if hot chicken pieces are desired). Toss to coat. The extra paprika here just helps the red color, you can skip it if desired. A little extra salt definitely helps, though. Place the chicken pieces on the prepared baking sheet, spaced out so they do not touch. Bake for 15 minutes in the fully preheated oven. Take the sheet out, turn each piece of chicken over, and bake for an additional 15 minutes. Serve warm.

 

Step by step:


1. Cut the chicken breasts into small chunks. I cut each breast into 3-4 strips lengthwise, and then each strip into 4-5 chunks to yield approximately 40 pieces.

2. Place the chicken pieces in a large zip top bag.

3. Add to the rest of the ingredients to the bag (yogurt, minced garlic, grated ginger, lemon juice, salt, coriander, cumin, turmeric, cayenne, garam masala, and 1/2 Tbsp of the paprika). Close the bag tightly and smoosh it around to mix the ingredients.

4. Place the bag in the refrigerator for 2 to 24 hours to marinate.

5. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Cover a baking sheet with foil and spray with non-stick spray. Wipe the marinade from the chicken pieces and place them in a bowl. Sprinkle the last tablespoon of paprika and a pinch more of salt over the chicken pieces (add more cayenne if hot chicken pieces are desired). Toss to coat. The extra paprika here just helps the red color, you can skip it if desired. A little extra salt definitely helps, though.

6. Place the chicken pieces on the prepared baking sheet, spaced out so they do not touch.

7. Bake for 15 minutes in the fully preheated oven. Take the sheet out, turn each piece of chicken over, and bake for an additional 15 minutes.

8. Serve warm.


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