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.


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 :)

Evelyne CulturEatz 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.