Cilantro Chicken Roast

Chicken roast is an easy recipe, if you have the conventional oven at your place. You don't have an oven ?? Well, no worries you can just cook the chicken on a skillet or a pan using the shallow fry method. The taste does not vary much however the texture of the chicken differs between the two methods.



Fresh coriander leaves are being used in this recipe to grind the marination masala, however you can go ahead and use your favourite choice of fresh herbs like parsely, mint leaves, thyme ,dill, oregano, basil etc., I usually make this chicken roast using fresh parsely leaves but this time i did not have parsely in my pantry and hence tried this coriander version and it turned out to be a mega hit recipe!



Ingredients:

1 half breast chicken piece
1 tsp coriander seeds
1 green chilli
2 dry red chillies
1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp greek yogurt or hung curd (thick curd)
salt to taste
1 tsbp vegetable oil or olive oil or melted butter
2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves/cilantor leaves




How to make coriander chicken roast:

1. Clean and wash the chicken half breast piece.



2. To a mixer or blender, add ginger-garlic paste, coriander seeds, fresh coriander leaves, green chilli, dry red chillies.



3. Grind the ingredients in the mixer or food processor, to a coarse paste.



4. Add a tbsp of greek yogurt and grind it to smooth paste. No need to add water.





Tip: Thick yogurt is needed for this recipe as the water in the regular curd/yogurt might make the paste more watery and it might not help in proper marination of the chicken piece.



You can add a tbsp of curd to a muslin cloth and hang it for about an hour to remove the excess water from the curd/yogurt.

5. Add the ground masala over the chicken pieces.



6. Add salt and turmeric powder.



7. Coat the chicken piece with the ground masala on both sides.



8. Keep the marinated chicken piece in refrigerator for half hour or in room temperature for an hour.



Tip: You can also marinate the chicken overnight in refrigerator to have a soft and juicy chicken.

9. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F for atleast 20 minute prior to broiling.

10. Remove the marinated chicken from refrigerator and add a tbsp of cooking oil, preferably vegetable oil. Mix it well.



11. Place the marinated chicken piece onto a baking tray or foil and broil on high for 20 minutes.





12. Remove the chicken from the oven and flip it over.





13. Broil on high for another 15 minutes.





Tip: You can even broil for another 5 more minutes, but trust me our oven gave the best results for 20 + 15 minutes of time. The broiling time depends on the density of the chicken pieces and also the type of oven you are using, gas or electric ! Our oven works with gas and not an electric one.



14. Voila! yummy coriander chicken roast is ready with the simplest of ingredients :)





15. Serve the chicken roast immediately as a starter or side dish for your lunch!

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