Rating: 5 stars
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The golden hue comes from a rich blend of curry spices, which definitely make this dish company-worthy fare. 

Recipe by Cooking Light March 2016


Credit: Christopher Testani; Styling: Kaitlyn Duross

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15 mins
1 hr 5 mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 1/2 cup rice, 1 chicken leg quarter, and 2 tablespoons cilantro mixture)


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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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

Nutrition Facts

505 calories; fat 24.1g; saturated fat 4.8g; mono fat 12.8g; poly fat 3.3g; protein 40g; carbohydrates 34g; fiber 2.6g; cholesterol 159mg; iron 3mg; sodium 579mg; calcium 64mg; sugars 6g; added sugar 3g.