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Cardamom and Lemon Chicken

Cardamom Chicken spicesCardamom Chicken is a delicious combo of citrus, coconut and coriander, all underscored by the slightly mouth numbing spiciness of fresh cardamom. Don’t be tempted to replace the whole seeds from the cardamom  pods with commercially ground spice, you will be disappointed. Using a slurry of cornflour and coconut milk in the sauce will not only thicken it slightly, but it will also prevent the yoghurt and coconut from splitting.

1.5 kg chicken marylands, legs and thighs separated

the marinade:

25 cardamom pods

1 1/2 teaspoons black peppercorns

4 cloves garlic crushed

4cm fresh ginger, grated

300ml natural yoghurt

Zest 1 lemon

 the sauce:

2 tablespoons oil

400mls coconut milk

1 tablespoon maize flour

1/2 teaspoon dried red chillis

1 teaspoon sea salt

Juice of half a lemon

1/4 cup fresh coriander leaves, chopped

125g green beans, steamed for 4 minutes.


to prepare the marinade:

Remove the seeds from the cardamom pods and crush them with the peppercorns. Grate the ginger, zest the lemon and crush the garlic. Mix all the marinade ingredients together then spread over the chicken pieces. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

 to cook the chicken:

Heat 2 tablespoon of oil over a low heat in a large pan. Thoroughly brown the chicken pieces. Mix 2 tablespoons of the coconut milk with cornflour. Add the remainder of the coconut milk, the slurry of thickened coconut milk and the chilli. Cover and simmer 30 – 40 minutes. Remove from the heat, Add the lemon juice, season with salt and add coriander leaves. Add the beans, stir to combine, serves 4 with rice.



About ladyredspecs

I live in sunny Brisbane, Australia. My love of good food drives me as a cook, a reader, a traveller, an artist and but mostly as an eater. I cooked professionally for many years but have no formal training. Simply guided by a love of eating good food, respect for ingredients and an abhorrence of artificial additives, I cook instinctively applying the technical know how acquired by experience. I hope you enjoy what I share Sandra AKA ladyredspecs

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This entry was posted on October 19, 2012 by in Chicken dishes, FODMAP diet, Food, Gluten Free, Indian Food, Light Savoury Dishes, Main Meals and tagged , , , , .
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