Tandoori Chicken with Orange Broccolini (with a little yogurt dip)

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I was so excited about making this chicken because I’ve seen so many versions of it and I love the idea of Indian cuisine.  The broccolini ended up being the highlight of the dinner.  As a matter of fact it was really hard for me not to gorge my face with it before the chicken was done….       

BUT I am one of those crazy people that love broccoli in any form and could eat it for breakfast.  Not that the non-broccoli eaters wouldn’t enjoy!  As a matter of fact if you are one of those broccoli haters this is a chance for you to get broken in!!  It’s like buttah!!!  Recipe below 🙂       

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Things that make the Yummy Yogurt Sauce 🙂


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*sweating the yogurt*

For the Chicken:

1 pound thinly sliced chicken breasts       

3 tablespoons of 0% TOTAL strained Greek yogurt       

1/4 teaspoon of ground cumin       

1/4 teaspoon of ground coriander       

1/4 teaspoon of chili powder       

1/2 tbsp of lemon juice       

1/8 tsp garam masala       

1/2 stick salted butter       

For the Broccolini:

1 lb broccolini       

(this wasn’t measured; just being honest) about 4 splashes of soy sauce       

2 tbsp sesame oil       

2 cloves garlic, minced       

1 fresh orange, juiced       

Trim chicken of all fat, butterfly if not thin cut.  Combine all ingredients for chicken; yogurt & spices.  Rub chicken breasts with rub and layer on top of eachother like this….  img 5157   Set aside.        

Wash, trim broccolini, then place in a baking dish….like; yes, here lol…..   img 5164       

I used one small container of fat free greek yogurt and 1/4 cup of a local farmer’s market onion and peach salsa!  Turned out very good and balanced the spiciness of the chicken ~       

For the Broccolini You Will Want for Breakfast:

Over the broccolini squeeze the orange, turning to coat and adding in the soy sauce.  Turn the broccolini to combine.  In a medium sized saute pan, spray with cooking spray and add sesame oil.  Heat over medium high and add garlic; cook until fragrant.  Add broccolini and stir, about 2 minutes.  Turn heat down to about medium to med-low and cover, stirring about every 2 minutes.  You’ll know when it’s done; it will be wilted.  And So Yummy.       

Anyway On to the Chicken!

I used a panini maker….lazy?  Yes!  Well it worked.  And beautifully.  Grill each chicken breast for about 5-8 minute a side and get them nice and brown.  Of course a pan on the stove would work just as well.  I was too lazy to go out and fire up the grill, as much as I love to grill. Maybe its the non-fall air in the air (what?)…..maybe I’m sick of taking off the grill cover and replacing it….maybe I wish the pool was still open and its a really weird kind of rebellion.   Again, too lazy.  However Bama won today so thank everybody and everything that is Holy.  Amen.   So make this chicken to celebrate anything and everything that is Bama.  Amen.  Again.     

Anyway, panini maker, grill, pan, whatever!  It will work.  As long as you get this amazing broccolini then you’re good!! what?? whatever, I’m weird, just make it.       


  • Shea

    Shea Goldstein is a writer and the voice behind Dixie Chik Cooks. She's also a recipe developer and brand ambassador. She has been published in several media platforms such as Redbook, Parade, Food Blogger Magazine and more. She has been developing recipes and writing since 2009. Shea is a Southern Belle Who's Thinking About What's For Dinner While Eating Lunch

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