Do you ever miss the mark? Drop the ball? Simply forget to do something?
I dread to admit that I’m posting this chicken thigh recipe without being able to quote the originator. I’ve hunted high and low, to no avail. It seems my 50-year-old brain has finally jumped ship when it comes to remembering things.
And wouldn’t you think if I could remember how I modified the recipe, I could find the original? Nope – not me. My version uses chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts – with the addition of ginger, turmeric, and honey.
To the person who concocted this wonderful chicken recipe I salute you and would quote you if I could.
To the rest of you, I’m sharing this recipe because the sweet marinade that saturates the chicken was worth waiting 24 hours to grill to perfection. Just add a nutty rice side dish and you have meal.
- 16 ounces boneless skinless chicken thighs
- 1 ½ tsp ginger, grated
- 1 tsp garlic, minced
- 1 tsp turmeric, ground
- 1 tsp garam masala
- 1 tsp honey
- 1 cup plain low fat yogurt
- 2 tablespoons cilantro
- Combine ginger, garlic, turmeric, garam masala, honey, and yogurt into a bowl.
- Place 3/4 of the sauce into a zip lock bag with the chicken and marinade overnight.
- Grill chicken over medium heat and brush with remaining sauce until chicken is no longer pink in the center.
- Sprinkle with cilantro.
What’s good for me in this dish?
Chicken is a complete protein, with less saturated fat than beef. Much of the fat is in the skin, so it is best eaten without the skin, with chicken breasts being the leanest choice. Chicken provides 67% of your daily protein needs. It also has cancer protecting B vitamins, including Niacin and B6 for energy.
Turmeric is part of the ginger family. Turmeric has long been known to have anti-inflammatory properties in Chinese and Indian medicine. Turmeric also provides manganese, iron and vitamin B6.
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat: 4.58g
Total Carbs: 6.85g
Dietary Fiber: 0.23g
Weight Watchers Points 4
Nutrition details obtained from whfoods.org, nutritiondata.com, about.com, and abouthomecooking.com.