Five Minute Chicken

Haha! I’m sorry I HAVE to call it this silly name because we ate it so quickly! Apart from being delicious, I think we were just so tired and hungry, the meal was gone in a flash! You know how we always take a bit of time over dinner: exchanging news, a glass of wine, lots of chit chat. This super fast meal was uncharacteristic, and we all laughed!

So, Isabel: its really is terribly straightforward, you could make this meal with your eyes closed.  I rummaged around in the fridge and came up with golden beets, some shallots, a few carrots and potatoes. Tossed them in oil, and put them in  a hot oven.

While they were roasting away happily, I marinated the chicken for ten minutes, popped them onto a rack, and put them in the oven too.

Fifteen mnitues later, it was all ready. I lay baby rocket on a platter. the roasted veggies went on top with a squeeze of lemon and a splash of olive oil. The vegetables would have roasted for thirty minutes. It was a good accompaniment to the chicken, but of course you could eat the chicken with some rice, or wrapped up in a roti .

Here’s the chicken recipe for you to try:

Five Minute Chicken

  • 6 to 8 pieces skinless and boneless chicken thighs
  • 1 cup low fat yogurt
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  1. With the sharp point of a knife, prick the chicken pieces all over.
  2. Mix all the ingredients together well and leave to stand for ten minutes. 
  3. Place chicken pieces on a grilling rack and the rack on a  baking tray lined with foil.
  4. Bake for ten minutes in a hot oven.
  5. Turn over with tongs and bake on the other side for another five to ten minutes.
Served hot or cold, the’ll go quickly ( maybe even in five minutes) !

2 thoughts on “Five Minute Chicken

  1. Hi Izzy, thank you for suggesting that Mum share these recipes. I have been cooking regularly from here and loving everything. What a beautiful Mum you have! I visited you in Brisbane years (probably about 16) ago from Canberra when I was selling Pepito. She cooked a beautiful chicken curry using thighs, before this I had always bought breast and I was turned from that moment. Far more tender and more iron too! I also noticed the chocolate brownies the other day in the blog which I am still cooking from her handwritten recipe in my scrap book. She served these with an amazing food table at La Perouse Street when I brought all the clothes over for her friends to see. You would have been about six. How time flies, but so lovely to see all the delicious favourites sustaining the years and being enjoyed by other families.

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