“Nothing tastes as good as being thin feels.” How true is this. At least to me it makes lots of sense. Not to boast there were days when my friends said I physically resembled Actress Simran, not pretty wise thou 😉 But today, when I look at myself in the mirror I have grown 6 dress size which is terrible. Thanks to Hypothyrodism and Lack of exercise. Though TH says I still have some of those charm left, I know I will lose them all if I don’t take any preventive actions immediately.
To me, the most important aspect of the diet is to eat what we enjoy. So I am trying to create meals that will suite my Indian taste buds at the same time I ensure that they are healthy and meet the SBD norms. Indian style Baked Chicken is one such improvisation to the Chicken fry. Hope you enjoy this as we did.
How it tasted?
The aroma of Indian spices filled my home and I couldn’t wait to take them out of the oven. Remember I am on diet so ate a small chunk to suppress my cravings. For TH, I sauteed the onions and tomatoes with little indian spices and added the diced chicken to make a simple and quick curry for the roti. I added the small chunks to my salad and savored it as a Indian style Chicken Salad for my lunch. YUMM. You can also serve it with soup and make it a wholesome meal.
Clean the chicken breast thoroughly with vinegar or turmeric powder. Pat dry to remove the excess water.
I had 3 huge chicken breasts, so I cut them in to halves. Also It was little thick so I created a small slit in the center(along the breadth). So the chicken breast looked like a (pita) pocket. This will ensure that the marinade gets in to the center of the chicken. If your chicken breast are thin, then I wouldn’t suggest you to make a slit along the breadth. Instead you can create couple of .5 cm slit along the length.
Take a baking tray/cookie tray and line it with a Aluminium foil. If you want you can drizzle some oil/cooking spray on the foil.
Using a brush or your hand spread the marinade to coat the chicken well. If you are creating a slit do spread the marinade inside the pocket.
Using a spatula carefully remove them and place it on a plate. Garnish it with cilantro and serve it lemon wedges and onion (sliced into full moon). Serve it immediately as an appetizer with Green chutney or Yogurt dip.