Okay. I don’t beg very often. You know this. And I’m hardly EVER overly dramatic about ANYTHING EVER IN THE WORLD EVER. You also know this.
I’m going to force you to make this Tandoori chicken. It is beyond easy, so there are zero excuses, and out-of-this-world amazing. Like, stupid good.
And I have a funny story about the cucumber. But we’ll get there.
First of all, we’re only going to use chicken thighs! Because thighs are life and thighs make the world go ’round and thighs just make you see things more clearly. Have I convinced you yet? Get the thighs.
Aaaaaaall you do is marinate the thighs in a mix of gawgeous spices and Greek yogurt. For a few hours. As long as you want! Start the marinade in the morning before work, and zippidy zappidy zoo, done.
Wait, that IS a cucumber, right? Looks like it to me!
The spices are in your pantry, promise. We’ve got garam masala, cumin, tumeric, paprika and onion powder. And salt.
Don’t you just love looking at raw chicken? I did this for you, you know.
Later on, you sear the chicken! Since thighs take a wee bit longer to cook through than breasts, go like this: 3 minutes – flip, 3 minutes – flip again, 2 minutes – flip, 2 more minutes – one more flip. That should seriously do it. And you’ll get that pretty browning all over from the yogurt that makes this whole thing so dern magnificent.
While you’re searing, boil the couscous! Takes like 10 minutes, I think. The package will tell you. And what I DIG about Israeli couscous is that they’re like, little baby pasta pearls. At least that’s what I told my kids to get them to eat it. Pasta pearls! You’ll swirl in some extra-virgin olive oil, a bit of lime juice and minced parsley just to bring it to 11.
And the yogurt finishing drizzle is divine. This is all it is: Greek yogurt, lime juice, garlic, pinch of salt. Mini food processor. Blitz blitz blitz. You want it runny and drippy and fabulous. I already can’t wait for you.
Serve with sliced cucumb! – wait, is that a cucumber, Bev? How about NOPE. That would be a zucchini. But listen! It totally looked like a cucumber with the girth (sorry) and color and all, and was in the cucumber BIN, right next to the zucchinis. I swear! Aaron made fun of me for three three hours and thinks I need to see a doctor. Because I think I bought the zucchini AND put the milk in the pantry on the same day. I have no idea. I HAVE TWINS, that’s my excuse.
Oh, and I might have put orange juice in their cereal.
Listen, this is beyond delicious and so incredibly simple and MADE FOR WEEKNIGHTS. Any nights. That chicken, I’m telling you, is going to ruin your life so good.
Aaaand weeknight meal rotation is updated NOW.