Tandoori Chicken Tenders With Spinach Raita

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“Bring the tastes of India home for dinner with this chicken dish. As an accompaniment, naan bread can be bought in the speciality aisle of your supermarket.”

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  1. In a small bowl, mix yogurt, salt, cumin, coriander, turmeric, garam masala, cayenne, garlic and ginger.
  2. Put tenders in a resealable ziplock plastic bag and add the yogurt mixture to the bag. Toss to coat the chicken.
  3. Seal bag, squeezing out excess air and marinate, refrigerated, at least 20 minutes and up to overnight.
  4. When ready to cook chicken, remove tenders from marinade. Pour panko on to a plate and press tenders into panko, turning, until well coated.
  5. Heat oil in large skillet until shimmering. Cook tenders, in batches if needed to avoid crowding, 3 to 4 minutes per side (or to 165 degrees). Add additional oil to pan as needed. Transfer tenders to a serving plate. Serve with Spinach Raita and naan bread.
  6. To Make the Spinach Raita: Heat oil in a large non stick skillet until shimmering. Add spinach and sprinkle with black pepper. Stir-fry until spinach is wilted, about 3 to 5 minutes. Remove spinach from pan. Cool and drain, then squeeze out excess moisture. Chop and set aside.
  7. In food processor or blender, combine yogurt, cilantro, mint, salt and cumin. Process until mixed. Transfer to a serving bowl. Stir in chopped spinach and refrigerate covered until ready to serve.

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