Spicy Yoghurt Chicken

Hi / Salaam friends!

Just popping in to share my Spicy Yogurt Marinated Chicken recipe with you!

Spicy Yoghurt Chicken

Spicy Yogurt & Coriander Chicken

Salwaa Smith – Cape Malay Cooking & Other Delights

From My Kitchen To Yours – keeping our heritage alive since 2011!

Here’s a great alternative recipe for your Sunday roast.

Try a spicy twist with your chicken, this dish works well served hot with rice or naan, roast potatoes and a garden salad.

The yoghurt tenderises the chicken much more gently and effectively than regular marinades.

I used a whole chicken which I cut into 8 pieces. You can use chicken legs or chicken fillets. My spicy yoghurt chicken tastes is great cooked on the braai/BBQ too!

Serves 4


1 chicken, approx. 1kg

1 cup plain or Greek yoghurt

1 tsp paprika

½ tsp turmeric / borrie

1 tsp cumin / jeera

1 – 2 tsp salt (according to taste)

½ tsp chilli powder

4 large cloves of garlic, grated

1 small piece ginger, grated (approx. 5cm)

50g butter

2 large onions, peeled and finely chopped

1 small green pepper, deseeded and chopped

Small bunch dhanya, chopped (keep some of the leaves for garnish)


Clean and cut the chicken into 8 pieces. Mix together the yogurt, paprika, turmeric, cumin, salt, chilli powder, garlic and ginger in a bowl.

Marinade the chicken with this mixture and refrigerate for at least one hour or for best results overnight.

Melt the butter in a saucepan, add the chopped onions and braise until golden brown. Add the chopped green pepper. Cook together for about 5 minutes.

Add the chicken pieces (preserve the marinade) and brown on both sides.

Transfer to an oven proof dish. Mix in the extra marinade sauce and chopped dhanya.

Grill in a pre-heated oven until the chicken has cooked through and is golden brown in colour.

Serve with naan or boiled rice, grilled potatoes and green salad.

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Cape Malay Home Cooking made easy. The Muslim community has also had a large influence on the cooking of South Africa. Cape Malay cuisine is delicious. It usually consists of a combination of fruit, spices, vegetables and meat. Using my cooking know how to inspire everyone to cook the food they love. Here you will find tried and tested simple and delicious recipes for relaxed home cooking that go far beyond baking. From easy soups and roasts to delicious breads, deserts, stews, etc… All the recipes seen here are prepared in my kitchen with photos taken by my family and me. So please don’t expect professional photography or styling, it’s just the way we have our meals on a normal day! My motto is: "Give a man a plate of food and you've fed him for the day. Teach a man to cook and you feed him for a lifetime" - Cape Malay Cooking & Other Delights Facebook@www.facebook.com/capemalaycooking https://capemalaycooking.wordpress.com/ https://twitter.com/CapeMalayCooks www.youtube.com/capemalaycooking

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