Wednesday, April 9, 2014

WWDH - Tahini, cumin and buttermilk marinated chicken


For Wednesday with Donna Hay this week, Sarah chose Tahini, Cumin and Buttermilk Marinated Chicken, from p26 of Donna Hay Magazine Issue 68, April/May 2013. 

I was not sure how this combination would go - the tahini, buttermilk and cumin mixture is used to coat chicken thighs before baking.  However, I need not have worried, as the end result is a moist, flavoursome, nutty tasting chicken.

I served my chicken with Baby Bok Choy, Sugar Snaps and Garlic en Papillote, a future FFWD assignment, and microwave-baked sweet potato.


If you are interested in making this chicken dish, you will need:

1/2 cup of buttermilk
1/4 cup of tahini paste
1 lemon
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
4 chicken thighs, skin on and bone in
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup of jasmine rice
1/4 cup of slivered almonds
salt and pepper

Preheat the oven to 220 degrees Celsius.

Place the buttermilk, tahini, juice from half the lemon, garlic and cumin in a bowl and mix to combine. Add the chicken and toss to coat. Place the chicken in a non-stick baking dish, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper and bake for 30 minutes.

To see what Sarah and Margaret thought of this dish, visit their websites.

8 comments:

yummychunklet said...

OMG, this sounds amazing. I've never really marinated chicken, so it sounds intriguing to me.

Emily said...

This chicken sounds amazing! So different. I lovvve tahini.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

What a interesting sounding combination! I haven't tried it before but good to hear that it worked out well :)

Cheap Ethnic Eatz said...

Not a combo I would have thought of but I am very familiar and love tahini, the recipe sounds amazing.

2paw said...

I love chicken marinated in buttermilk it is so moist and tasty. Delicious sides, I can't be without the vegetables!!!

Sarah said...

I was also attracted by the intriguing combination. I made this dish but not on time for WWDH, so I'll publish it soon. (Blogging is quite far down the list of priorities sometimes; sigh.) I'm glad you liked it!

Sarah said...

I finally posted about this! It's here.

TeaLady said...

I didn't quite get to this one. But I will after you and Sarah have given it good reviews. Marinated chicken is always so flavorful and moist.