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Chermoula chicken Tikka recipe

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Chermoula chicken Tikka serving with garnish dinner ideas food recipe
Chermoula Chicken Tikka

Chermoula sauce is great and healthy alternative to basil pesto sauce, as it doesn't need cheese.

This beautiful green Moroccan Chermoula sauce is great on grill fish, chicken and roasted winter vegetables like cauliflower and squash.

You can prepare some great delicious dish using chermoula sauce. Below I am naming few dishes made using chermoula sauce.

1. Roasted Lamb Chops with Charmoula and Skillet Asparagus.

2.Chermoula Aubergine with Bulgar and Yoghurt.

3.Shrimp Chermoula.

4.Grilled Chicken with Chermoula and Corn Salsa.

Today I am going to share something new with Chermoula sauce, A chermoula chicken Tikka recipe.

As in chermoula sauce , use of fresh cilantro and parsley  can make a chicken more tender,  juicy and taste.

So cooking a chicken using chermoula sauce in Ovalclay Tandoor make a perfect chicken ,that is full of juice and favour.

For more recipe using Ovalclay Tandoor

*    Healthy Recipe Tandoori Crab

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Easy step by step instructions to make Chermoula chicken Tikka

The chermoula chicken Tikka recipe is divided into two parts :-

(A) Preparation for Chermoula sauce making.

(B) Marination and cooking

Preparation time :- 2 hours

Cooking time :- 15 minutes

Difficulty :- Easy

Yields :- 2 servings

Ingredients :-

* 7- 8 Boneless chicken leg pieces

* 1 cup fresh Cilantro leaves(Coriander  leaves)

* 1 cup fresh Basil leaves

* 10-13 Garlic cloves

* 1/2 teaspoon Cumin powder

* 2 teaspoon Lemon juice

*  1/4 teaspoon chilly flakes

* 1/4 teaspoon pepper powder

* 1/2 teaspoon paprika powder ( or green chili paste) optional

* 4 teaspoon Olive oil

* 2 teaspoon Greek yogurt

* 2 teaspoon Cashew nuts ( or any nuts)

* 2 teaspoon Butter ( for busting on chicken)

* Salt for taste.

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Chicken leg boneless pieces

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Cilantro parsley and Cashew nut

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Lemon Olive oil,gar garlic and yogurt

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Chilly flakes Cumin powder salt pepper powder

Method of preparation :-

        (A) Chermoula sauce making

* Clean and wash  the Cilantro and Parsley leaves and roughly chopped them.

* Take a Mixture grinder or food processor and add the Garlic cloves and cilantro parsley mixture, salt and half of the Olive oil and cumin powder and  blend to a fine paste.

* Transfer the sauce in a bowl and keep for later use.

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Chermoula sauce

       (B) Marination and cooking

Chermoula chicken Tikka recipe

* Now  take the chicken pieces and apply little salt, pepper powder and lemon juice.
Let it marinated for 1/2 an hour.

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*  Take the prepared Chermoula sauce and add the Greek yogurt, remaining pepper powder, chilly flakes, salt and olive oil.

* Make a fine paste of the Cashew nuts and mix it with the mixture. Cashew nuts gives it a thick consistency and a creamy flavors.

* To give it a more spicy flavors, you can add paprika powder or green chili paste. Otherwise it's okay for taste and flavours.

* Mix the mixture finely using a Whisk.

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Chermoula marination

* Now add the chicken pieces to the mixture and keep it refrigerated for 1 more hours.
These will help to absorb all the flavor of cilantro and parsley.

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Marinated chicken pieces

* Bring the chicken mixture out of refrigerator and Shewer the chicken pieces into the iron Shewer and cook in an Ovalclay Tandoor for 10 -15 minutes, basting butter on it.

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Cooking in ovalclay tandoor

* Remove the chicken pieces from the Shewer on a plate and garnish it and serve hot.

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Chermoula chicken Tikka

* You can cook the chicken pieces using a oven too.  Foil the baking tray and add the chicken pieces on it. Brush some butter over the chicken and cooked in a preheated oven for 15 minutes.

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In Oven

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