I was inspired by this bold souls 195 countries/195 meals/195 days challenge. I don’t know about a whole meal based on a country every day but totally up to doing a recipe from each country. I do like starting alphabetically so tonight I made Afghani Chicken breast. This is an iconic dish that has many recipes online. Would be best with a whole bone in chicken cut into pieces but I am using skinless boneless breast. The ingredients in common are garlic, citrus, yogurt, ginger.
It’s a yogurt marinade and then the chicken is grilled.
My marinade is:
1 cup whole live plain yogurt
juice of 1/2 lemon and the zest
8 cloves of chopped garlic
1tbl chopped or grated fresh ginger
1tsp turmeric , cumin and black pepper
mix together and put in container or ziplock bag with 2lbs chicken breast. with a knife make some cuts in the chicken for the marinade. I let mine sit or 4 hrs but overnight would be best especially if using bone chicken like thighs.
Light grill or start grill or can do in over. I did a propane grill about 400 degrees or so.
Grill until cooked through, I basted each side as the turned. Next time I will cut the breast into pieces to get more yummy flavor coverage and for quicker cooking time.
Once done serve with warm naan or pita and greens or a marinated vegetable salad. It was delicious, tender and did I say yummy? Kids loved it on the pita said it was very tender and juicy. I took a pic and will upload tonight.