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Indian baked chicken is so good and is mostly just chicken coated with cornmeal and lots of spices added to the recipe.  If you like Indian food or spicy food, you will love this baked chicken.  This Indian baked chicken is a great recipe for a weeknight meal to change things up a bit from the norm.  You can make it as hot as you like with the cayenne pepper.  We love spicy food but are not big on really hot dishes in my house.  This recipe is definitely worth trying as the chicken is gets very tender and juicy.  Diversity in food is always a good thing and I love try new and different dishes at home.

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (could use other chicken parts)
1/4 cup yellow cornmeal
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon coriander
Pinch cayenne pepper (can add more)
1/2 cup dry roasted peanuts, finely ground
1/4 cup coconut, finely ground
1/2 cup buttermilk
4 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
Combine yellow cornmeal with salt, paprika, cloves, turmeric, cumin, coriander, and cayenne in a shallow pan. Mix well with wire whisk. Grind peanuts and coconut finely. I used my coffee grinder. You could use a blender or a food processor, too.  Add peanuts and coconut to cornmeal mixture and mix together with a spoon or whisk.  Pour 1/2 cup buttermilk in a separate bowl.  Dip chicken in milk and then in peanut mixture. Spray a baking dish and add chicken to the dish. Drizzle melted butter over the chicken.  Bake in preheated 375 degree oven 55-60 minutes or until chicken is done in center.  Makes four servings.  Enjoy!
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  1. lori jane says:

    I Added A Pinch Of Curry. Yummo Recipe

  2. You lost me with cumin and cloves. Is there anything that could replace those spices?

    • The Southern Lady says:

      There is a lot of cloves and cumin used in Indian cooking. I suggest you might try another recipe instead of changing it. You can always use whatever you like but to stay true to the recipe is always best.

  3. Delicious twist on chicken! I love all the spices, and the crunch!

  4. Ohhh this sounds awesome! Thanks so much for posting! 🙂

  5. WOWZERS! I’ve never seen a recipe like this…I’m sure it’s heavenly. Printing now…=) Pinning too! Thanks –

  6. Sounds great and I have all the ingredients.

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