...easy chicken masala...

If you like some of recipes I post that are more easy and delicious than anything else, you're going to like this one.  And, I think you'll have a lot of the items in your pantry and only have to run out for a few things.  Well, if you don't have the spice garam masala you'll need that, but you'll want to make this again so it's worth the investment.

This recipe is thanks to Bon Apetit and I think was such a winner.  A marinade that was super easy to make, some time to let it hang out- 2 hrs or overnight- and then throw it in the oven over some onions, make some rice, and you're golden.

Ingredients you'll Need:
1 cup plain whole milk yogurt
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon garam masala
2 teaspoons coarse salt
1 garlic clove, pressed
1 package of whole chicken cut up (they sell this at trader joes- about 8 pieces) or get a mix you prefer
2 onions, cut into slices

1.  Mix yogurt, cilantro, olive oil, garam masala, salt and garlic in a 13x9 inch baking dish.  Add chicken one piece at a time, making sure it's all nice and coated.  Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.

2. Preheat oven to 400.  Arrange onion slices on the bottom of a roasted pan, then add the chicken pieces to the top of a cooling rack.  Discard the rest of the marinade.

3. Place in oven and check after 20-30 minutes depending on how large your chicken pieces are.  Mine cooked for about 30-40 minutes and because the skin was on, it crisped up nice and left the meat extremely juicy.

I think I might make this recipe again soon, really soon.  I think you should too!


  1. this sounds amazing... love that you use yogurt! I need to find some garam masala. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Love this! I have several quick and easy (and delicious!) yogurt marinade recipes and this one is going to get added to the others!

  3. Thanks ladies! It was so good (and easy) I'm making it again this week!