Friday, July 15, 2011

Chicken on Rice with Creamy Dill Sauce

Photo courtesy of Simon's smartphone. Our camera
went AWOL during picture time!
It all started with an article I read about street meat in Manhattan. The dish sounded good, but the recipe was off. A little vague, mostly in the method, how to cook the chicken, etc -- and I could tell right away: this isn't how it's prepared at a vendor's cart.

I still didn't care because the ingredients sounded great and I could just do my own thing with it - and I did. Our friends were over for dinner as taste testers and it was a hit. Simon called the sauce "magic." I think that says something. 

Chicken on Rice with Creamy Dill Sauce
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 8 cloves, ground or 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp curry powder
  • dash salt
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1+2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 5 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed (or 8-10 thighs) 
  • 1 recipe Creamy Dill Sauce (Magic Sauce)
  1. Combine the turmeric, cumin, coriander, cloves, paprika, curry powder, salt, pepper, garlic, lemon juice and 1 tbsp oil in a medium bowl and whisk in yogurt.
  2. Transfer mixture to a large zipper bag, add onions and chicken and seal bag. Shake bag to coat chicken and let marinade overnight.
  3. To cook chicken, heat 2 tbsp olive oil on high in a large pan. Add chicken and onion mixture and cook for 15-25 minutes, stirring occasionally until the chicken is cooked through and most of the liquid is gone.
  4. Serve with rice and creamy dill sauce.
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  1. That dill sauce sounds great! It complements the rest of the dish perfectly.

  2. I think this would be a big hit in my house. Looks yummy!

  3. Love the title of your blog. This recipe looks just terrific. I love dill in anything. Come over and visit us. We have a wonderful grilled fruit recipe and tomorrow we will have a great recipe for a picnic.

  4. That dill sauce looks great and I love that you provided another recipe for chicken that is different enough to be new and exciting.

  5. Hi dan, Oh I am simply drooling from this recipe as it reminds me of a creamy dill sauce chicken my mother made for us as children! I like how you made the chicken separate to the sauce so it had its own identity and wasn't overwhelmed by the creamy sauce, which makes it much more light! thanks so much for sharing this with us on the hearth and soul hop! Hugs to you and the family! Alex

  6. Thank you so much for stopping by Cast Party Wednesday last week. I really appreciate you sharing your recipe with us. I hope you will join us again for another awesome party filled with yummy recipes.
    Thanks Again!

  7. I have such a soft spot for NY street cart chicken and rice and it looks like you've hit the nail on the head here! The creamy dill sauce really makes the whole dish I imagine. I'm bookmarking (or, rather, pinning...) to make this soon. Thanks!


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