Photo: Christopher Testani; Styling: Kaitlyn Duross
Hands-on Time
15 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour 5 Mins
Yield
Serves 4 (serving size: 1/2 cup rice, 1 chicken leg quarter, and 2 tablespoons cilantro mixture)

The golden hue comes from a rich blend of curry spices, which definitely make this dish company-worthy fare. 

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 425°. Line a large jelly-roll pan with foil.

Step 2

Combine yogurt, 3 tablespoons lime juice, 1 tablespoon oil, curry powder, sugar, and garlic powder in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add chicken leg quarters to yogurt mixture; gently toss well to coat. Let stand 30 minutes. Place chicken on prepared pan coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle chicken with 1/4 teaspoon salt.

Step 3

While chicken stands, combine 1 tablespoon lime juice, remaining 2 1/2 tablespoons oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt, cilantro, cashews, mint, honey, rind, 1 teaspoon minced garlic, and onion in a small bowl; stir to combine. Set aside.

Step 4

Place chicken in oven; bake at 425° for 35 minutes or until a thermometer inserted into thickest part registers 165°.

Step 5

While chicken cooks, combine remaining 2 teaspoons garlic, stock, rice, and milk in a saucepan over medium-high heat; bring to a boil. Stir once to separate rice; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 40 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand 10 minutes. Remove lid; stir in remaining 2 teaspoons lime juice and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt.

Step 6

Divide rice among 4 plates; arrange 1 chicken leg quarter on top of each serving. Top evenly with cilantro mixture.

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