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Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Grilled Chicken - Mediterranean Style

          These grilled delicacies has a Middle Eastern flavour as they are marinated with za'atar and sumac powder besides other ingredients. They are usually served with salad or on a bed of flavoured rice. Something different in taste and flavour from the usual fare, they are perfect as appetizers.

  • 4 pieces of chicken
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp. ginger-garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp. red chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp/ pepper powder
  • 1 tbsp. zaatar powder
  • 1 tsp. sumac powder
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • oil for basting
  • lettuce leaves, chopped fresh chilies and coriander leaves to garnish

          In a bowl, mix together the ginger-garlic paste, salt, red chili powder, pepper powder, zaatar, sumac, olive oil, lime juice and required quantity of water to make a paste.

          Smear this paste all over the chicken and marinate for 6-7 hours, preferably overnight in the fridge.

          Grease a microwave upper rack and place the marinated chicken on it. Place it inside the microwave and grill for 30 minutes, basting with oil at intervals. Serve hot garnished with lettuce, coriander leaves and fresh chilies.

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