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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.
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 45 min

Ingredients

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, whole
2 tbsp lime juice
2 tsp olive oil
½ tsp ginger, ground
1 tsp cumin, ground
1 tsp chili powder
1 ½ tsp coriander, ground
1 banana, ripe
1 cup plain yogurt, 2–4% MF
½ tsp garam masala
⅛ tsp cayenne pepper
¼ tsp salt
1 cup basmati rice
1 cup frozen mixed vegetables
4 sprigs cilantro, for garnish

Food Safety

Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.

Steps

  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
Calories590
Protein69 g
Fat10 g
Saturated Fat3 g
Carbohydrate54 g
Fibre5 g
Sugar7 g
Cholesterol160 mg
Sodium370 mg
Per 465 g serving % Daily Value
Potassium33
Calcium15
Iron15
Vitamin A60
Vitamin C25
Vitamin B694
Vitamin B1269
Folate19
Zinc33