Spiced Chicken with Rice & Banana Raita

Spiced Chicken with Rice & Banana Raita

This easy baked chicken recipe is packed with aromatic, Indian-inspired spices. The banana raita served alongside is the perfect compliment to the flavourful chicken.

Ingredients

  • Serves: 4
  • Prep Time:
  • Cook Time:
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, whole
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) lime juice
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp (2.5 mL) ginger, ground
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) cumin, ground
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp (7.5 mL) coriander, ground
  • 1 banana, ripe
  • 1 cup (250 mL) plain yogurt, 2–4% MF
  • 1/2 tsp (2.5 mL) garam masala
  • 1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp (1.25 mL) salt
  • 1 cup (250 mL) basmati rice
  • 1 cup (250 mL) frozen mixed vegetables
  • 4 sprigs cilantro, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).

  2. Place chicken in baking dish. Mix together lime and olive oil and brush on both sides of chicken pieces.

  3. Mix together spices, except salt, in a small bowl. Sprinkle spices all over chicken pieces. Bake for approximately 40 minutes in oven or until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165°F (74°C). Flip halfway through baking and baste with pan juices.

  4. Meanwhile, make raita by mashing banana and stirring into plain yogurt with garam masala, cayenne and salt.

  5. Cook the rice according to package directions in unsalted water. During last few minutes add the frozen mixed vegetables and cover with lid and finish cooking.

  6. Serve chicken on top of rice and pour pan juices over chicken. Garnish with sprigs of fresh cilantro (optional). Pass banana raita separately.

Nutrition Info

  • Per 465 g serving Amount
  • Calories 590
  • Protein 69 g
  • Fat 10 g
  • Saturated Fat 3 g
  • Carbohydrate 54 g
  • Fibre 5 g
  • Sugar 7 g
  • Cholesterol 160 mg
  • Sodium 370 mg
  • Per 465 g serving % Daily Value
  • Potassium 33
  • Calcium 15
  • Iron 15
  • Vitamin A 60
  • Vitamin C 25
  • Vitamin B6 94
  • Vitamin B12 69
  • Folate 19
  • Magnesium 43
  • Zinc 33

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