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Almond Crusted Tandoori Chicken Strips

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Almond Crusted Tandoori Chicken Strips

Vicky Tran

Vicky Tran

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Almond Crusted Tandoori Chicken Strips

Method

Almond Crusted Tandoori Chicken Strips 6 Steps

  • Step 1

    Slice the chicken breast into strips approximately 2 finger widths thick. In a mixing bowl, combine the yogurt with the minced garlic, tandoori spice, as well as kosher salt and mix well. Toss over the chicken strips to coat well, cover and allow to marinate overnight in the fridge.

  • Step 2

    Prepare the mango chutney: heat a small sauce pot on medium, add in the olive oil and then the minced shallots. Cook for 1 minute or until the shallot begins to brown lightly and soften. Add in the ground cumin, ground coriander, turmeric powder, cayenne pepper, sugar, crystallized ginger as well as the bay leaf. Cook for another 2 minutes or so until the spices become fragrant. Add in the water as well as vinegar and bring to a boil, in the meantime peel and seed the mango. Dice the flesh of the mango into 3/4 cm cubes (you should have about 1-1 ½ cups total) add to the simmering water and spices and cook for another 45-50 minutes until the mangos have softened and the chutney is thick. Remove the bay leaf, and using a potato masher or hand held immersion blender, puree until smoother if desired or leave chunky. Roughly chop the cilantro and fold in. The chutney can be kept in a glass jar in the fridge for up to two weeks.

  • Step 3

    To fry the chicken tenders: bring enough neutral oil in a heavy bottomed pot to come up 2 inches in height on the side. Bring the oil up to 360°F.

  • Step 4

    Place the sliced almonds into a food processor and pulse until they are about the size of small lentils. Mix together with the almond flour in a shallow bowl and set aside.

  • Step 5

    While the oil is coming up to temperature, remove the marinating chicken fingers from any excess yogurt marinade by gently wiping off with a paper towel. Be sure to not wipe all of the yogurt marinade off from the chicken as it is what will help the almond crust adhere. Lightly season the chicken fingers with salt and then dredge in the almond and almond flour mixture until each chicken piece is evenly covered.

  • Step 6

    Carefully fry the chicken fingers in the oil for 2-3 minutes or until cooked and evenly browned, remove from the oil and allow to drain on a wire rack lined baking sheet. Serve immediately with the mango chutney.

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Toronto Recipes

Chicken Strips

Tandoori Chicken Strips

Almond Crusted Tandoori Chicken Strips

Easy

Almond Crusted Tandoori Chicken Strips

Vicky Tran

Vicky Tran

Instagram
Almond Crusted Tandoori Chicken Strips

Yields:

Serves 4

Prep Time:

0 hours 45 mins

Inactive Time:

12 hours 0 mins

Cook Time:

1 hours 0 mins

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Ingredients

Almond Crusted Tandoori Chicken Strips

  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast

  • 1 cup plain balkan yogurt

  • 4 garlic cloves, minced

  • 3 tablespoons tandoori spice

  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt

  • 4-6 cups neutral oil

  • 1 cup sliced almonds

  • 1 cup almond flour

Mango Chutney

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 large shallot, finely minced

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander

  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne powder

  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar

  • 20 grams crystallized ginger, finely minced

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 1 cup water

  • 1/4 cup distilled vinegar

  • 1 ripened mango

  • 1 handful cilantro

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Method

Almond Crusted Tandoori Chicken Strips 6 Steps

  • Step 1

    Slice the chicken breast into strips approximately 2 finger widths thick. In a mixing bowl, combine the yogurt with the minced garlic, tandoori spice, as well as kosher salt and mix well. Toss over the chicken strips to coat well, cover and allow to marinate overnight in the fridge.

  • Step 2

    Prepare the mango chutney: heat a small sauce pot on medium, add in the olive oil and then the minced shallots. Cook for 1 minute or until the shallot begins to brown lightly and soften. Add in the ground cumin, ground coriander, turmeric powder, cayenne pepper, sugar, crystallized ginger as well as the bay leaf. Cook for another 2 minutes or so until the spices become fragrant. Add in the water as well as vinegar and bring to a boil, in the meantime peel and seed the mango. Dice the flesh of the mango into 3/4 cm cubes (you should have about 1-1 ½ cups total) add to the simmering water and spices and cook for another 45-50 minutes until the mangos have softened and the chutney is thick. Remove the bay leaf, and using a potato masher or hand held immersion blender, puree until smoother if desired or leave chunky. Roughly chop the cilantro and fold in. The chutney can be kept in a glass jar in the fridge for up to two weeks.

  • Step 3

    To fry the chicken tenders: bring enough neutral oil in a heavy bottomed pot to come up 2 inches in height on the side. Bring the oil up to 360°F.

  • Step 4

    Place the sliced almonds into a food processor and pulse until they are about the size of small lentils. Mix together with the almond flour in a shallow bowl and set aside.

  • Step 5

    While the oil is coming up to temperature, remove the marinating chicken fingers from any excess yogurt marinade by gently wiping off with a paper towel. Be sure to not wipe all of the yogurt marinade off from the chicken as it is what will help the almond crust adhere. Lightly season the chicken fingers with salt and then dredge in the almond and almond flour mixture until each chicken piece is evenly covered.

  • Step 6

    Carefully fry the chicken fingers in the oil for 2-3 minutes or until cooked and evenly browned, remove from the oil and allow to drain on a wire rack lined baking sheet. Serve immediately with the mango chutney.

Tags:

Toronto Recipes

Chicken Strips

Tandoori Chicken Strips

Almond Crusted Tandoori Chicken Strips