Chicken Tikka & Garlic Rice with Cherry Tomato Salad
Enjoy the mild, aromatic flavors of India in this quick meal. Tender strips of chicken get a light masala coating, which goes perfectly with fragrant garlic rice. A collection of zesty side dishes takes this dinner to the next level: there’s a fresh salad, creamy yoghurt sauce to cover all your bases.
- Finely chop the garlic (or use a garlic press) • In a medium saucepan, melt the butter with a dash of olive oil over a medium-high heat • Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, 1 minute • Add the water and ½ the salt • Bring to the boil then add the rice • Reduce the heat to low and cover with a lid • Cook for 10 minutes, then remove from the heat and keep covered until the rice is tender and the water has absorbed, 10 minutes • While the rice is cooking, slice the chicken breast into 1cm strips • In a medium bowl, combine the masala powder, the remaining salt and a good drizzle of olive oil • Add the chicken strips, toss to coat and set aside.
- Finely chop the cucumber • Pick and finely chop the mint leaves • In a small bowl, combine the yoghurt, ½ the cucumber and ½ the mint • Season with salt and pepper and mix well • Set aside • Slice the cherry tomatoes in half • In a second medium bowl, combine the cherry tomatoes, remaining cucumber and remaining mint • Add the white vinegar and drizzle with olive oil • Season with salt and pepper and stir to combine.
- In a large frying pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil over a high heat • When the oil is hot, add the chicken and cook, tossing regularly, until the chicken is browned and cooked through, 4-5 minutes.
- Divide the garlic rice and chicken tikka between bowls • Serve with the cucumber raita, tomato salad.
Tools you will need:
Kitchen Knife • Chopping Board Peeler • Medium Pan Small Bowl • Large Pan Medium Bowl
Chicken Breast ( pc )
Cucumber ( pc )
Yogurt ( gr )
Rice ( cup )
Masala Powder ( T )
Mint Leaves ( unit )
Cherry Tomato ( gr )
White Vinegar ( t )
Olive Oil ( T )
Butter ( gr )
Water ( cup )
Salt and Pepper to taste
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