Use the homemade Indian tandoori spice blend to flavor chicken (like in this casserole), seafood, steak or rice.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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Tandoori Spiced Chicken and Rice Bake

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  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly coat a 2-quart rectangular baking dish with cooking spray; set aside.

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  • In a large skillet heat 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat until melted. Add onion, carrot, sweet pepper, and Anaheim pepper; cook for 6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add zucchini and garlic; cook and stir for 3 more minutes.

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  • Stir in broth, rice, the water, the tomato paste, and 1 tablespoon of the Tandoori Spice Mixture. Bring to boiling; boil for 1 minute. Carefully pour rice mixture into the prepared baking dish. Bake, covered, for 45 minutes.

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  • Meanwhile, sprinkle the remaining Tandoori Spice Mixture evenly over chicken; rub in with your fingers. In a large skillet heat 1 1/2 teaspoons butter over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook about 4 minutes or just until browned, turning once. Transfer chicken to a plate; chill until needed.

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  • Arrange chicken on top of rice mixture. Bake, covered, for 20 to 25 minutes more or until chicken is no longer pink (165°F) and rice is tender. Before serving, sprinkle with cilantro.

*Tip:

Because chile peppers contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes, avoid direct contact with them as much as possible. When working with chile peppers, wear plastic or rubber gloves. If your bare hands do touch the peppers, wash your hands and nails well with soap and warm water.

Nutrition Facts (Tandoori Spiced Chicken and Rice Bake)

344 calories; 9 g total fat; 4 g saturated fat; 1 g polyunsaturated fat; 2 g monounsaturated fat; 84 mg cholesterol; 575 mg sodium. 983 mg potassium; 35 g carbohydrates; 4 g fiber; 6 g sugar; 30 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 923 IU vitamin a; 50 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 15 mg niacin equivalents; 1 mg vitamin b6; 40 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 61 mg calcium; 3 mg iron;

Tandoori Spice Mixture

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  • In a small bowl combine curry powder, garam masala, ginger, cumin, coriander, cardamom, salt, pepper, and cinnamon.

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04/09/2016
Isn't garam masala basically the 5 c's, cinnamon, coriander, cloves, cumin, cardamom, pepper, and nutmeg? Seems like overspicing!