A Delicious Chicken Naan Recipe
Do you love Indian cuisine? If so, you need to try chicken naan! This traditional dish blends fragrant herbs and flavors to create something truly special.
This grilled naan bread topped with a savory chicken and herb mixture is sure to entice the senses. The magical combination of succulent chicken and traditional herbs like cumin and cardamom creates a tantalizing taste that’ll leave you wanting more.
Cultural influences and unusual ingredients really make this dish something special. The use of tandoori-style spices, yogurt, and lemon bring both Indian culture and flavor to the table. Naan bread itself is a classic feature in Indian cooking, but when made with chicken and these extraordinary ingredients, it transcends its classic form.
I remember the first time I ever tried chicken naan. It was at a small cafe in Bangalore. I was immediately taken by the aroma of the cumin and cardamom and the sight of the brightly colored dish. I took one bite of that succulent naan and was transported to another world—one full of flavor and cooking culture.
If you’d like to try making this dish at home, here’s the recipe:
– 2 chicken breasts
– 3 teaspoons of tandoori powder
– 2 garlic cloves, minced
– 2 tablespoons of ginger, minced
– 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
– ⅓ cup of plain yogurt
– Juice of ½ a lemon
– 1 teaspoon of ground cumin
– ½ teaspoon of ground cardamom
– ½ teaspoon of ground turmeric
– 2 tablespoons of butter, melted
– Naan bread
1. In a medium bowl, mix together the tandoori powder, garlic, ginger, vegetable oil, yogurt, and lemon juice.
2. Add the chicken breasts to the bowl and let them sit in the marinade for about 30 minutes.
3. Preheat your grill or a pan to medium-high heat.
4. Grill the chicken for about 5 minutes per side, until it is cooked through.
5. Remove the chicken from the grill and let it rest on a cutting board.
6. In a small bowl, mix together the cumin, cardamom, and turmeric.
7. Brush the naan bread with the melted butter, and then sprinkle the spice mixture on top.
8. Place the naan on the grill or in the pan and grill for 2 minutes per side, until lightly toasted.
9. Slice the chicken and top the naan bread with the chicken then serve.
Whether you’re looking for an easy dish to impress your friends and family or want to impress yourself with a comforting traditional dish, chicken naan is sure to be a hit. For similar recipes, try tandoori chicken or butter chicken.
No matter what dish you choose to make, letting the cultural flavors of India flow into your kitchen is always a great option. So why not give chicken naan a try today and taste the flavor of India!