Both K & I missed eating chicken during our trip… There were hardly any dishes served with chicken in the restaurants around Italy… & also since we wanted to enjoy the authentic food of every region we visited we had to let chicken go.. 😛 People eat loads of processed meat & cheese.. 🙂 I can’t complain cause we thoroughly enjoyed all the Panini’s, the freshly made Pizza’s & Focaccia’s… I did not see even one Pizza Hut in Italy.. 😛 guess they don’t have them or I did not end up seeing any.. who would eat from Pizza Hut anyways when there are at least 15-20 pizzeria’s in every street.. !!
After we got back I wanted to eat chicken which I missed… Pretty simple this one..
I marinated chicken with some Dijon mustard & some peri peri sauce to come up with this dish.. You can have this as a starter or as a side with your main course.. I also served this on a bed of lightly grilled broccoli & red onions along with a honey mustard yogurt sauce.. I marinated the chicken for 2 whole days.. You can marinate it overnight…
The best part of this is that there is so little oil used, so you can spoil yourself with them.. !!
Ingredients: (Serves 3) Preparation Time: 30 mins (Does not include time for marination)
Chicken legs – 6,skinless
For the marinade:
Peri Peri sauce – 1 tbsp
Dijon mustard – 1 tbsp
Red wine vinegar – 1 tsp
Garlic cloves – 2, minced
Cooking oil – 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
For the yogurt-honey mustard sauce:
Thick Yogurt – 1 tbsp
Honey Mustard – 1/2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Wash the chicken pieces & drain them & keep aside. Now mix all the ingredients mentioned for the marinade in a bowl. Either add the chicken pieces directly to the bowl or spoon out the marinade over the chicken pieces.
Tip: If any any untouched marinade is left over, you can make a potato salad with the same.. 🙂
Refrigerate the chicken pieces & let them marinate at least overnight & absorb the flavours.. !
Set your oven in the grill mode at setting 3 & grill the chicken pieces for 30 minutes or till done. Midway turn them around if required. 5-10 mins before the chicken is ready add some veggies of your choice & lightly grill them. I grilled some broccoli & red onions.
In the meanwhile mix the yogurt & honey mustard along with salt to taste to make a sauce.
Serve hot with the grilled veggies & the yogurt sauce. I also added some chaat masala for the tangy flavour.
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