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Sunday, 22 February 2015

Microwave Grilled Chicken

          These delicious and yummy chicken are grilled to perfection in a microwave. So they can, not only be made at home but are healthy too with the use of olive oil. As chicken happens to be a very popular snack with everyone, it can very easily be made in a microwave. 

          It can be served as an appetizer during any in-house parties. In that case let the chicken be made into bite size pieces. These grilled chicken if had with some soup or salad as an accompaniment, makes for a complete wholesome meal.

  • 5 pieces of chicken
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 tsp. tomato paste
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp. kashmiri red chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. roasted cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp. roasted coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp. garam masala powder
  • juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • chopped coriander, onion rings, lemon wedges and fresh chilly to garnish

          In a bowl, mix together all the ingredients except the chicken and the garnishing ingredients. Smear this paste all over the chicken and marinate for 7-8 hours, preferably overnight in the fridge.

          Grease a microwave rack and place the marinated chicken pieces over it. Place in the microwave with a drip tray below it to collect all the juices.

          Grill for 30 minutes by flipping it over and basting with oil twice. Let it rest in the microwave for 5 more minutes. Serve with a garnish of chopped coriander leaves, onion rings, lemon wedges and fresh red/green chilly.

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