Recipe courtesy of Apsara

Afghani Chicken

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 2 hr 40 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Inactive: 2 hr
  • Cook: 25 min
  • Yield: 8 servings
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3 1/2 pounds chicken, cut into quarters and skin removed

2 teaspoons lime juice

2 teaspoons mashed ginger paste

2 teaspoons mashed garlic paste

3 tablespoons heavy cream

1 teaspoon ground cardamom

3 tablespoons prepared cashew nut paste

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

2 tablespoons vegetable oil


  1. Wash chicken quarters and dry using a clean cloth or paper towel. Prick chicken all over with a sharp kitchen knife and place in a bowl. Mix lime juice, ginger, garlic, cream, cardamom, cashew nut paste, salt, pepper, and oil together in a medium bowl. Rub chicken all over with lime mixture. Transfer to a baking dish or large shallow bowl and marinate for 2 to 4 hours in the refrigerator.
  2. Preheat a grill to medium. Grill chicken quarters for about 25 minutes or until fully cooked, turning pieces over halfway through cooking.