Curried Chicken with Sweet Potatoes & Cauliflower

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Curried Chicken with Sweet Potatoes & Cauliflower

Curried Chicken with Sweet Potatoes & Cauliflower

Boneless, skinless chicken thighs, with a little help from the well-seasoned yogurt marinade, remain moist and tender when oven-roasted. Hint: Soaking the prepared vegetables in ice water for 15 minutes before roasting will hydrate them, making them more moist and tender when cooked.

Serves 4

Prep Time 30 min

Total Time 330 min.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup nonfat plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon Madras-style curry powder, (see Ingredient note)
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, (about 1 1/2 pounds), trimmed (see Tip)
  • 1 sweet potato, (about 1 pound), peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 3 cups cauliflower florets, (1 small head) or broccoli florets
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup chopped unsalted dry-roasted peanuts, or cashews
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed cilantro leaves

Cooking Directions

Step 1

Combine yogurt, curry powder, coriander, ginger, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt and cayenne in a shallow glass dish; mix to blend. Reserve 1/4 cup of this mixture; cover and refrigerate. Add chicken to the remaining yogurt mixture and turn to coat. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight.

Step 2

Preheat oven to 450°F. Lightly coat a large rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.

Step 3

Remove the chicken from the marinade and place on the prepared baking sheet. Toss sweet potato with the reserved yogurt mixture in a medium bowl and place on the baking sheet. Toss cauliflower with oil in a medium bowl and add to the baking sheet. Season vegetables with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Roast chicken and vegetables, uncovered, for 15 minutes.

Step 4

Carefully turn the chicken over and stir the vegetables. Roast until the vegetables are tender and chicken is cooked through, 10 to 15 minutes more.

Step 5

Arrange chicken and vegetables on a platter or individual plates and garnish with peanuts (or cashews) and cilantro.


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