For dinner, I just wanted to make something easy. I was done with cooking and even more done with cleaning my kitchen. I just received my order of Tandoori seasoning from Penzey’s www.penzeys.com and wanted to try out a new recipe.
Tandoori Chicken – adapted from Nom Nom Paleo
• 3 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
• 1 cup full fat coconut milk
• Salt and pepper
• 1 heaping tbsp. tandoori spice
• 1 tbsp. lemon juice
1. Trim fat off chicken and place in a large bowl.
2. Salt and pepper chicken
3. In a separate bowl, mix coconut milk, lemon juice and tandoori spice
4. Pour over chicken and coat well.
5. Marinate in frig for several hours. I did it when the kids got on the bus in the morning.
6. When you are ready to cook, preheat oven to 375 degrees
7. Cover baking sheets with parchment paper
8. Lay chicken out flat and bake. You can baste with leftover marinade if you want and flip them, but I was multi-tasking and blew off those steps. Chicken was still fantastic!
I served it with rice that I mixed with salt and pepper, coconut oil and a few sprinkles of curry powder. The kids had sliced peppers and I sautéed kale, peppers and portabella mushrooms in coconut oil with salt and pepper for Matt and me. (no rice for me, though).
I found these growing outside while I was walking Lucie and was wondering if I could have used them instead of buying the portobellos. I think it may be pushing paleo a little too far …
I was really happy to have my new bottle of Tropical Traditions coconut oil, http://www.tropicaltraditions.com, which arrived yesterday. Last weekend there was a little mishap in the kitchen. Someone (yeah, my husband) mistakenly confused the coconut oil jar for the empty pickle jar and well, dumped it out. NBD except that the coconut oil, which is quite delicious and pure, is on the expensive side ($25+). The jar was like 2/3 of the way full and well, then it wasn’t. Not to mention that we have a 65 year old septic system and that much oil down the drain can’t be good for anything. Sigh.
Would you be confused?