Friday, October 1, 2010


When it’s grilling time, there are a million ideas for marinating your meat. This time I decided to go green. I used chicken fillets but this is made best if you use chicken thighs. That is why, I have mentioned thighs in my ingredient list. For those who want to spice this up, you are always welcome to use green chilli paste and garam masala powder. After all cooking is all about improvising to your taste J So make it your way...cheers to grills n thrills!!
Btw, if you are wondering about the reds in the pic, that is chicken tikka. Recipe for marinade is same as my first post Salmon tikka.

Ingredients: (serves 4 to 5)
Chicken thighs - 6 pieces (remove skin and make slits on top)
Butter or olive oil for spreading on grill
Lime juice for garnish.

For marinating:
Hung curd- 2 tablespoon
Fresh Mint leaves - 4 sprigs
Fresh Cilantro/Coriander leaves- 4 sprigs
Capsicum - ¼ of whole
Freshly ground pepper powder- 1 tablespoon
Fresh ginger garlic paste- 1 tablespoon
White Vinegar- 1 tablespoon
Lime juice - ½ a lime
Salt to taste

1.      Coarsely chop cilantro and mint. Dice the capsicum and grind all three into fine paste.
2.      Mix this and all other items for marinating into an even mixture.
3.      Coat chicken pieces generously with mixture. Toss in left over marinade.
4.       Refrigerate in sealable plastic bag for five to six hours
5.      Heat Grill and sprinkle olive oil or butter.
6.      Carefully place on Grill and cook, turning sides, till fully done.
7.      Garnish with lime juice and serve.

Tips & Tricks:
·         Make slits in the chicken and ensure marinade is generously spread.


  1. A unique green chicken on the grill. Looks yum!

  2. It looks fantastic. I like the idea of going "green" like this. The cilantro and mint would be a wonderful combination. Thanks for the recipe.

  3. This looks delicious! I'm always up for a good, new chicken marinade. Especially late in the summer, I feel like I'm doing the same thing all the time. PS, I've got a giveaway going on that I think you might be interested in :) Stop by and check it out!

  4. Your dish looks fantastic and I can imagine how delicous those chicken will be. Great marinade !

  5. I love your unique foods and spices. This chicken looks so beautiful, I can only imagine how yummy it must be. The photo of it is so bright and pretty.

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  6. Great idea...I like the mint and cilantro in this! The chicken looks delicious!

  7. This is such an unusual and delicious idea. I often get into a chicken-grilling rut, and a recipe like this would certainly spice things up. Thank you for sharing this delicious marinade.

  8. This both looks and sounds divine! YUM!

    Great blog; so happy I found you!

    Mary xo
    Delightful Bitefuls


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