Afghani Chicken

TOTAL TIME: 2 hr 40 min
Prep: 15 min
Inactive Prep: 2 hr
Cook: 25 min
YIELD: 8 servings
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • 3 1/2 pounds chicken, cut into quarters and skin removed
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons mashed ginger paste
  • 2 teaspoons mashed garlic paste
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 3 tablespoons prepared cashew nut paste
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
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      Directions

      Wash chicken quarters and dry using a clean cloth or paper towel. Prick chicken all over with a sharp kitchen knife and place in a bowl. Mix lime juice, ginger, garlic, cream, cardamom, cashew nut paste, salt, pepper, and oil together in a medium bowl. Rub chicken all over with lime mixture. Transfer to a baking dish or large shallow bowl and marinate for 2 to 4 hours in the refrigerator.
      Preheat a grill to medium. Grill chicken quarters for about 25 minutes or until fully cooked, turning pieces over halfway through cooking.
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