Here is a great weeknight dinner, it takes about 10 minutes to assemble and cook! This is a perfect dish to introduce children to Indian food. The chicken is subtly spiced and who doesn’t love to eat things on sticks? I bought some metal skewers at a garage sale for a few bucks and I love them! They can go in the dishwasher and they never burn like bamboo skewers do. Just be careful, the skewers get hot!
- 1 ½ lbs. boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into bite sized pieces
- ½ C. plain yogurt
- ½ t. salt
- ¼ t. cinnamon (Henry’s idea, and it works)
- 1 T. cumin
- 1 t. chili powder
- 1 T. fresh grated ginger
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- Juice of ½ a lemon
- fresh mint for garnish, optional
In a bowl, mix all the ingredients together, cover and marinate all day or overnight. This takes 5 minutes to throw into a bowl in the morning on your way out the door. Remove the chicken from the marinade and thread onto skewers. Heat the broiler to high heat- my oven goes to 500 degrees. Broil on the top rack for about 7 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through. Don’t worry, a few charred spots give it more color and flavor! Garnish with some fresh mint if you like.