Mid-Eastern Chicken


Mid-Eastern Chicken

Middle Eastern Grilled chicken or Oven baked chicken
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4 people


  • 8 ounces Chicken breast halves (6 6
  • 1 cup Plain yoghurt
  • 3 tbsp Fresh lemon juice
  • 6 nos Garlic pods minced
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Ground cinnamonKarugapatta)
  • 1/2 tsp Fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Ground cardamom Elakka
  • 1/4 tsp Ground cloves Grambu


  • Rinse chicken under cold running water, drain and arrange breasts in a non-reactive dish and set aside.
  • Combine the yogurt, lemon juice, garlic, salt, cinnamon, pepper, cardamom, and cloves in a small bowl and whisk to blend, pour over chicken to cover completely.
  • Cover and let marinate, refrigerated for 4 - 12 hours (the longer the better).
  • When ready to cook, oil the grill, remove the chicken from the marinade and arrange on the grill.
  • Cook until it turns brown.
  • Turn the chicken and watch carefully and use tongs to move pieces away from flare-ups.
  • :- You can also place it in the oven and bake it at 350.
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Response (2)
  1. a
    anjali April 1, 2010

    Can you elaborate on the oven baking? How long do you have to bake and is the temperature in Fahrenheit or Centigrade?

  2. b
    babitha February 26, 2009

    i tried this ,and came out very good thanks

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