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Mexican Tandoori Chicken

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Mexican Tandoori Chicken

This is fusion food at its best. Delicious fresh flavours in the marinade combine perfectly with Gran Luchito Smoked Chilli Paste to give it a unique smoky heat.

If you love tandoori chicken then this is definitely one for you to try. Nice easy recipe too, just throw all the ingredients together and leave it to take on all the amazing flavours overnight.
1 large tub of The Collective’s Straight Up will be just the right amount for this!
To make a meal of it, try serving this chicken with some Mexican Ratatouille  or herby rice.

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Mexican Tandoori Chicken with Gran Luchito

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Mexican Tandoori Chicken 


Mexican Tandoori Chicken Recipe

Make It: Mexican
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Ingredients Ingredients

  • For The Chicken:
  • 4 Cage-Free chicken breasts
  • 1.5" Piece ginger
  • 3 Garlic cloves
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Stalks of bunch of cilantro
  • 1tbsp Gran Luchito Smoked Chilli Paste
  • 1tsp Ground cinnamon
  • 1tsp Ground cumin
  • 2tbsp Olive oil
  • 1tsp Ground coriander
  • 7oz Plain Greek Yoghurt
  • Salt & black pepper
  • For The Herby Yoghurt:
  • 10.5oz Plain Greek Yoghurt
  • Handful fresh mint
  • Handful fresh cilantro
  • Half a small white onion (cut into chunks)
  • ½ Cloves garlic
  • ½ tsp Fresh ginger
  • Other stuff:
  • 4 x Metal skewers

Instructions Instructions

  1. You can prepare the marinade one day in advance. Get a non-stick frying pan on a medium heat.
  2. Toast the dry spices (coriander, cinnamon and cumin). You'll smell them releasing their beautiful aroma. Take care not to burn them though. 2 or 3 minutes constantly moving should be fine.
  3. In a food processor, blitz the cilantro stalks, toasted spices, Gran Luchito Smoked Chilli Paste, ginger, garlic, lemon juice & zest, olive oil, salt, pepper and yoghurt.
  4. Taste for seasoning and adjust if necessary. Place in a bowl, chop the chicken into generous bitesized chunks and cover with the marinade. Leave covered in the fridge overnight.
  5. Pre-heat the grill (you could also do these on the bbq).
  6. Remove chicken from the fridge and allow to come to room temperature. Skewer the chicken and balance them on top of an oven-proof ceramic dish (see image below).
  7. Place in the oven uncovered under the grill, rotating every few minutes. Remove and slice into one of the biggest pieces to check it's cooked. Ideally, it will still be a little pink and the residual heat will finish it off (wrap them in foil to maximise this). Leave to rest for 5mins and check again. Try not to overcook as chicken breast goes very dry, but if necessary place in the oven to finish cooking. You can also use a blowtorch to blacken the outside if you've got one!)
  8. Meanwhile, make the herby yoghurt dip. Put all of the ingredients into a blender (apart from the yoghurt) and whizz to a fine paste. Stir this through the yoghurt.
  9. Serve with some herby rice, a sprinkle of freshly chopped cilantro and a drizzle of olive oil.
Notes

In the UNITED STATES Gran Luchito Smoked Chilli Paste Is Available online with Amazon

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Mexican Tandoori Chicken with Gran Luchito

The Mexican Tandoori Chicken served with rice 
Mexican Tandoori Chicken with Gran Luchito

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