Before I get carried away with tonight's dinner, I just realized that I never told you all who won the Muy Bueno Cookbook from my contest. I have no real good excuse as to why it's taken me so long. But I did inform the person who one...and she did receive it.
Let's give a nice big round of applause to Tango from Tangos Treasures
Which really isn't my forte.
I am a lover of carbs, sugars, dairy (cheese, creams and eggs) and...alcohol. As you can imagine, healthy recipes can be quite challenging for me. Not that I don't have a lot of recipes to choose from. I just have a hard time finding one that satisfies me. I need recipes that don't leave me craving for fat and carbs.
1/2 cup plain fat-free yogurt (I used plain, fat-free Greek yogurt)
1 TB minced ginger, fresh
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 TB paprika
2 tsp turmeric
1 tsp curry powder
1/4 tsp cinnamon
4 - 6 skinless boneless chicken thighs
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
2 - 3 cups hot, cooked basmati rice
Here's a little tip for you. Store your fresh ginger in the freezer. When you're ready to use it, not only does it defrost quickly if needed, but a micro-plainer is perfect for "mincing" ginger. The skin is easily removed with a knife and poof....within seconds you have a mound of snowflake soft ginger
In a zip-lock bag, combine the yogurt, ginger, garlic, paprika, turmeric, curry and cinnamon. Squish it around to mix. Add the chicken. Place in the fridge for at least 4 hours...or overnight.
When you're ready to cook dinner:
Preheat the oven to 450' F. Line a baking dish with foil. Place a rack on the foil. Spray the rack with canola cooking spray.
Remove the chicken for the yogurt marinade (toss the marinade in the trash). Place chicken on the prepared rack and season with salt and pepper.
Bake for about 25 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.
Serve with 1/2 cup of rice. I also roasted some green beans that had been tossed in a little olive oil, garlic powder and paprika. The green beans went in the oven with the chicken on a separate tray.
Tonight's Salubrious Sunday was wonderful. The chicken was tender and juicy and bursting with flavor. I just love basmati rice. If you're not a curry fan, maybe try substituting Garam Masala. I don't have the nutritional breakdown for the green beans but here it is for the Tandori-Spiced Chicken and Rice....
Each serving consists of 1 chicken thigh and 1/2 cup of rice (green bean nutritional value not included):
9 g total fat (2 g sat fat, 0 g trans fat)
75 mg chol
269 mg sod
33 g total carb
1 g total sugar
1 g fig
23 g prot
35 g calc
Weight Watchers PointsPlus value: 8