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Aromatic Barbecued Chicken


  • 1 (3 pound) broiler chicken, cut up and skin removed
  • 1 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom seed (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander or cumin seed
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Lime wedges


  1. Rinse chicken and pat dry. Mix yogurt, buttermilk, garlic and spices in a large container. Add chicken pieces and turn to coat. Cover and let marinate 8 to 24 hours in refrigerator.
  2. To Grill: Grill 5 to 6 inches above medium hot coals for 20 to 30 minutes on each side, basting every 10 minutes.
  3. To broil: Broil about 5 inches from heat source 15 to 20 minutes on each side, basting every 10 minutes.

Yield: 4 servings

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