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Cilantro Chicken

I stumbled into this recipe by accident. It was Friday night and I am thinking what about dinner? We had chicken, some fresh mint and cilantro in the refrigerator. So I thought let's make a mint and cilantro chutney and marinade the chicken with some plain yogurt....sounds yummy! So here is this amazing recipe!

Cilantro Chicken

2 pounds chicken strips

Marinade
1 cup fresh mint
1 cup fresh cilantro
2 dried red chilies
4 fresh green chilies
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup water


2 cups greek yogurt
2 teaspoons garlic, chopped

Place all the marinade ingredients except yogurt and garlic in a food processor and make a nice chutney. In a bowl add the yogurt and garlic. Add 4 tablespoons of the chutney. Mix well. Add the chicken strips. Cover and marinade for 30 minutes or so, longer if you have time. 

Heat the oven to 400 degrees. Place the marinated chicken to a baking dish and bake for 45-50 minutes, until the chicken is fully cooked. Top it with the rest of the chutney and serve warm with a side of basmati rice or a great salad.