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This Chicken Dish Will Make People Love You

This Chicken Dish Will Make People Love You

We have used cooking to make people fall in love with us. Well, sort of. This Chicken Tikka dish will make whoever is eating it love you, guaranteed. It's that good and so insanely easy to make. Do yourself a favor and try it this week. #FoodRomance

Chicken Tikka with Shan Masala (spices)

Ingredients/Tools
8-10 skinless chicken drumsticks
8-10 tablespoons lemon juice (about 1 big lemon)
6 tablespoons oil/melted butter
1 packet Shan Chicken Tikka Mix (Tip: You don't have to use the entire pack; we spread it out over two uses) (Here is a 6-pack on Amazon; at the store it should be $1.99-$2.99.)
1 large Pyrex (or similar oven-friendly glassware) dish
(Tip: If you use one with a top, you can marinate and bake in the same dish, (easy clean-up!).)

Prep - 10 minutes
Remove your chicken drumsticks and make 2-3 slits in each one. 
In a bowl, mix together the lemon juice, butter/oil and Shan spice mix.
Roll each drum stick in the mix and place on a lightly oiled Pyrex. If you want to be more hands-on, rub the mix into the slits to really saturate the chicken. Repeat this with each chicken drumstick.
Cover and refrigerate. The longer you let the marinade set, the tastier it will be. If you can let sit overnight, great, but at a minimum give it 1 - 3 hours. 

Cooking - 45-50 minutes
Uncover your Pyrex.
Set the over to 350 degrees F.
Cook the chicken for 25 minutes, then remove the dish and flip over each chicken drumstick.
Cook for 20-25 minutes (depending on what type of oven you have).
Check the internal temperature of the chicken or peel back a few pieces to see if it is cooked. The outer skin will be light or dark depending on how much spice you put in the marinade. The chicken should be moist and smell divine.
Take the Pyrex out of the oven and cover it for 5-6 minutes to let the chicken keep cooking.

Eat it alone or with some rice, cous-cous, naan, mango chutney and maybe some plain or Greek yogurt if you want to add a cool counter-point to the spice! Inhale the leftovers the next day by putting the chicken on top of a salad or whipping up some lentils as a side dish. 

Picture Credit: Recipe Tin

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