My contribution this month is a recipe for Chicken Tikka. I found this recipe in Rachael Ray's 30 Minute Meals 2. The recipe is definitely a 30 minute meal- unless you let the chicken marinate longer, which I defintely did. There are also other recipes with the Chicken Tikka Recipe for a Charred Tomato Chutney and Cumin Potatoes. I didn't do any of the go-withs this time around. In fact, I changed the context of the recipe entirely by threading my chicken tenders onto sticks instead of grilling and serving on flatbread. And...it was REALLY good. The chicken was mosit and tender, and full of flavor. I couldn't stop eating the chicken, it was so good. Andy and I did find that we wished we had a dipping sauce or a raita though, so I took some plain yogurt and stirred in a drizzle of fresh orange juice and some black pepper. That worked pretty good, although next time I will make a cucumber raita for dipping in. The curry paste gives this dish plenty of flavor with just a hint of heat. I actually would have liked a little more heat to it, but it was good as it was.
And the best part? I found out Abigail and Zander love to eat chicken on a stick. The possibilities there are endless, so this recipe will be getting plenty of repeats, and most likely endless variations.
Do you have a recipe that is served on a stick? It's not too late! Send in your submissions for VRC: Food On A Stick to me at thewazsATnewDOTrrDOTcom. Be sure and put VRC In your subject line. Submissions will be accepted until May 31, so get them in. I have yet to receive an entry...please don't make me stoop to the level of Pirating posts on other food blogs...
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