Oven Baked Chicken Tikka

The best way to make your guests wonder how much effort you put in but honestly, its just marination and baking and the result is perfect. This dish goes best with Mattar Pulao or Channa Pulao and everyone on the table will love it. It is oil free and fat free. #healthy ❤

Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 8 chicken marylands (joint piece of leg and thigh) (skinless)
  • 2 tbspns ginger and garlic paste
  • 1 tbspn crushed green chillies
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • 2 – 3 tspns salt
  • 1 tspn red chilli powder
  • 1 tspn red chilli flakes
  • 1 tspn carom seeds
  • 1 tspn black pepper (cracked)
  • 1 tbspn coriander powder
  • 1 tspn ground garam masala
  • 1 tbspn cumin seeds
  • 1 tspn cumin powder
  • 1 tbspn chaat masala
  • Few drops of yellow color
  • 1 tspn dried fenugreek leaves
  • 1 cup yogurt

Method

  • Wash and dry marylands. Make deep cuts into leg and thigh pieces. Massage with some lemon juice, salt, ginger garlic and green chillies for 5 minutes in the cuts and on the meat.
  • Mix all the spices together and add it to the chicken. Massage again and keep aside for 10 minutes.
  • Now add yogurt and mix the marination well and leave it overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius. Place the chicken pieces on to the wire rack in a roasting dish and bake on one side for 1 hour. Take out, change the side and bake for 30 more minutes.
  • Take out and serve hot with mint sauce and tamarind chutney.

Chicken Waldorf Salad

I am not a big fan of mayonnaise based salad but this one is my favorite, I add a little amount of mayo and more sour cream which makes it lite and delicious. I made it today and everyone on the table loved it. The best thing about this salad is it can be used as salad or as a filling to your baguette or bagel or any bread. So try this salad and let me know how you go with it 🙂

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Ingredients:

  • 1 apple, diced
  • ¼ cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup diced crimson grapes
  • 1 cup pan roasted chopped walnuts/ pecans
  • 1 chicken breast, boiled and diced
  • 2 tspns mayo
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • Salt and pepper

Method:

  • Wash and cut all the fruits as instructed. Boil the chicken and dice it after cooling it.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine may and sour cream and season with some salt and pepper.
  • Add chicken and all the fruits and nuts and mix well.
  • Serve on your favorite salad platter or use it as a filling for your sandwich.

Chicken Guacamole Sandwiches

Are you on diet? Looking for a substitute for Mayo? Craving for some snack? Wanna plan a tea party? Want some easy idea for Birthday party? A side for BBQ party?

Yes, This is the recipe you are looking for. Healthy and natural, without any heavy sauces or butter.

Most people dont like avocados because of its bland taste, but hey! its not a fruit. It is good for your health and rich in healthy fats and omega 3 and a perfect substitute for Mayo and butter, so why not switch to it?

Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 1 chicken breast (boiled/ roasted/ grilled) (shredded)
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 4 tbspns chopped red bell pepper
  • 4 tbspns chopped tomato (without seeds)
  • 4 tbspns chopped red onion
  • 2 tbspns chopped jalapenos
  • 1 tbspn chopped coriander
  • A splash of lemon juice
  • 1 tbspn sour cream
  • Some salt and cracked black pepper
  • 6 multigrain/ light rye or white sandwich bread slices
  • Procedure:
  • Mash avocado in a mixing bowl and add all the ingredients in it to make spread.
  • Lightly toast the bread pieces and spread 3 tbspns of chicken mixture in one sandwich. Be generous with your filling.
  • Cut the sandwich neatly with a sharp sandwich knife and serve.

Tingri Kabab (Tandoori Chicken Legs)

Tingri Kabab is not so famous but delicious appetizer and BBQ dish of India. The chicken legs are marinated in spices and yogurt and cooked in oven or tandoori oven and it taste great. If the chicken is not massaged in the beginning with all those ingredients, there is a chance it will be smelly, so you better massage and treat your chicken well to enjoy this beautiful delicacy of the great India….. ❤

Ayesha's Kitchen

Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 12 chicken legs
  • 1 tbspn oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tspn red chilli powder
  • 1 tspn cumin powder
  • 1 tspn coriander powder
  • 1 tbspn garam masala
  • A good pinch of meat tenderizer
  • 1 tbspn ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tbspn green chilli paste
  • 2 tbspns vinegar
  • 2 tbspns lemon juice
  • 1 tspn fenugreek leaves
  • Few drops of red or yellow food color
  • 1 cup yogurt

Method:

  • Wash and dry the chicken and make deep slits into it. Apply vinegar, salt, ginger garlic paste, chilli paste and meat tenderizer. Massage well for 5 minutes. Now add rest of the spices and mix well. Add yogurt and blend with your hands and keep aside for 1 hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Prepare your roasting pan with the wire rack. Brush some oil on the wire rack and place all the chicken legs on to it without overlapping and bake for 45 minutes.
  • Take out the rack and flip the sides and bake for another 45 minutes.
  • Take out, drizzle some lemon juice and serve hot with mint sauce.

Chicken Spring Rolls

Spring rolls is I think one of the most favorite and famous snacks around the world which is like liked by everyone and comes with different fillings and sizes. Try my version and I am sure you will like the crispy fried rolls filled with crunchy vegetables and seasoned to perfection chicken ❤

Ayesha's Kitchen

Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 24 spring roll sheets
  • Oil for frying
  • Flour and water slurry/ 1 egg + 4 tbspns water (for sealing the rolls)

FILLING

  • 1 tbspn oil
  • 2 tbspns soy sauce
  • 1 tbspn hot sauce
  • Salt and cracked black pepper to taste
  • 1 tbspn chicken salt/ 1 tspn ajinomoto
  • 2 carrots (peeled and grated)
  • 3 springs of green onion (sliced)
  • 1 capsicum (sliced thin)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • ½ cabbage (sliced fine)
  • 2 chicken breasts boiled and shredded (boiled in salt, pepper, 2 tbspns soy sauce and 1 cup water)

Method:

  • Boil the chicken and shred it with hands.
  • Heat oil in a wok and add garlic. Fry until it is translucent and add all the veggies. Stir fry for 5 minutes adding all the spices and sauces and remove from flame. Transfer it into a deep mixing bowl and add chicken. Mix well.
  • I fried the veggies for only 5 minutes to avoid soggy filling. I like my spring roll filling to be crunchy and cooked at the same time.
  • Now fill in the roll sheets and seal the edges with the slurry. Refrigerate the rolls for 30 mins to 1 hr prior to frying.
  • Heat oil to 190 degrees Celsius in the fryer and fry rolls in batches for 5 minutes per batch.
  • Serve hot with any sauce of your choice.
  • To freeze the rolls, keep them in snap seal or freezer bag until you need them. You can freeze up to 3 months and the taste will be the same.

Chicken Alfredo Pasta Bake

A very easy, quick and fancy recipe which everyone will love and wonder how much effort you have put in but really all you have done is mix the stuff at the right time over right heat 😀  ❤

Ayesha's Kitchen

Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

FOR SAUCE

  • 600 mL cooking cream
  • 2 chicken breasts cut into strips
  • 1 tspn garlic powder
  • ½ tspn onion powder
  • 1 cup sharp parmesan cheese (shredded)
  • 100 gms butter
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 cup green onions shopped
  • 1 chicken stock cube/ 1 tbspn chicken salt
  • 1 tbspn cracked black pepper
  • Salt to taste (be careful, because parmesan cheese is salty and we are adding chicken salt as well)

FOR PASTA

  • 500 gms pasta cooked to al dente
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese (shredded)
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • 2 tbspns heapful (parmesan cheese)
  • Few sprigs green onion chopped

Method:

  • Boil pasta, run through some cold water and keep aside.
  • Preheat oven in broil mode to 200 degrees Celsius.
  • Measure the cheeses, mix them and keep the blend in refrigerator.
  • For alfredo, melt butter in a pan and fry chicken until its white, add salt, pepper, chicken salt, garlic powder, onion powder and mushrooms and cook until mushrooms are cooked at well. Add cream and bring it to boil.
  • Add parmesan cheese and mix well until the cheese is melted and the sauce is thickened. Add pasta and mix. Remove from heat and transfer to your Pyrex baking dish. Top with the cheese blend and broil from 15 – 20 minutes or until the cheese is melted and gives that crusty golden color.
  • Garnish with some chopped scallions and serve hot.

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