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Yoghurt Chicken

This is a very simple chicken dish which I made with whatever ingredients I had in the fridge and pantry.  I was just trying it out and there was no guarantee that it will be good.  Kept my fingers crossed that it'll be at least edible!  Yup, it turned out to be 'not too bad'.  That was the verdict given by my other half who was the guinea pig as well!.

An alternative is to place these marinated chicken pieces onto an alluminium foil lined baking tray and bake in the oven, but I chose to just wok it up!

I served this yoghurt chicken with freshly cut cucumbers and home-made Chapati!  You can check out my Chapati post  'here'.

  • 650 gm chicken  (1/2 chicken, cut  and skin removed)
  • 1 Tsp each of :  salt, garam masala and sugar
  • 2  Tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2  Tsp coriander powder
  • 3 pips garlic, chopped
  • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
  • 150 ml plain yoghurt

Marinate the chicken pieces with the above ingredients for a few hours, preferably overnight.  Next, dump everything into the wok and simmer under medium low heat till the chicken is thoroughly cooked through, about 45 min.  Dish up and serve, with rice, bread or whatever you fancy.


  1. I seem to look at this as a whitish tandoori chicken ... I bet it sure does taste good.

  2. Whoa, a new creation from cheah! I like the yogurt flavour. A little sweet & tangy at the same time. Yummm... Thanks for sharing it. Hope you're enjoying your evening.

  3. i love yogurt... never know can marinate with that.. ok, must try one day..

  4. indian style chicken? i'm curious abt the taste of yogurt in chicken, most of the time if i take indian food, i just have their dry curry chicken. Not sure if that has yogurt too..

  5. Cheah, this yogurt chicken looks so yummy and so easy to make! Love it :)

  6. Sounds like a winning dish! I like the bits on top:D

  7. I am sure this must have tasted good! I love using yoghurt too when baking/grilling poultry, it adds such a nice kick!

  8. Cheah..this is mouthwatering indeed and I shall KIV this for Wild Boar loves this kind of chicken dish. Shall marinate it the night before and when I come back from work just pop into the oven and roast it...hahaha easy job no need to crack my head how to cook chicken :) Thanks for sharing how to use yogurt for dishes. It helps tenderize the meat too :)

  9. OMG! this is such a special dish. it look so great! im sure the chicken taste tender and delicious!

  10. Wendy
    It's certainly not a tandoori dish, as in the first place, I don't have a tandor to make it nor is it baked. I just 'wok' it up using yoghurt and whatever ingredients I have on hand. Come to think of it, it's original!

    Not at all. You enjoy your weekend too!

    Why not give it a shot? You may like it too.

    Northern Indian curries use yoghurt, seldom they use coconut. You can try with yoghurt, see whether you like it. As you know, one's man meat is........

    Yes, you can do it in a jiffy and not messy too.

    Yup, the onions, yummy!

    Cooking Gallery
    Yup, it does enhance the dish, something different.

  11. Elin
    Yup, marinated overnight is certainly much better. Pop into the oven, easy job!

    The Sweetylicious
    Like Elin said, the yoghurt tends to tenderise the meat as well.

  12. I like marinating chicken in yogurt, makes the chicken so tender!

  13. pigpigscorner
    You are absolutely right!

  14. I do sometimes marinate chicken with yoghurt or buttermilk... you did a great job!


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