When my sister Izzah found out that Ibu was going to make roast chicken with mayo for dinner, she immediately announced that she wouldn't be hungry during dinner. And that was the day before Ibu actually cooked it. I admit that the idea of marinating chicken in mayo is a bit... dodgy. But if you remember, I have cooked (Aunidayini's recipe) GRRR chicken, which is covered in a salad dressing of your choice. And it didn't turn out too bad at all. So this one should turn out fine, yea? Hehe. Here we go!
What you need:
1 medium-sized whole chicken - we just used chicken legs
1 sachet chicken curry powder - we used curry paste
5 tablespoons mayonnaise
Turmeric powder and salt, for seasoning
What you do:
- Season the chicken with a little turmeric powder and salt.
- Cover the chicken with the curry powder, then spread the mayonnaise over it. Leave to marinate for at least an hour.
- Bake in 180 C oven for about 45 minutes, or until juices run clear.
Anyway, while I was mixing the mayo and curry together, Ibu commented that it seems very similar to Tandoori chicken. Which it does, really. Only the yoghurt is replaced with mayo, and tandoori with curry, hehe. And the taste, while not exactly Tandoori obviously, was definitely a close relative. Slightly spicy, with the sourness of mayo.
Hadi commented though, that the chicken was super oily, even though no oil was used in the marinade. This should partly be because of the thighs (which are very oily pieces) and definitely the mayo. If I'm not mistaken, mayonnaise is a suspension of oil and stuff in oil, right? Which is the reason its not very healthy. That, and the eggs, hehe.
Anyway, this was a super easy recipe. Definitely student material. You could probably replace the mayo with yoghurt instead, if you want it slightly healthier. And if you replace the curry with something else, you might even be able to use any salad dressing of your choice. This should definitely be kept in your files, since it was really tasty and flavoursome (albeit oily, as mentioned earlier). I'm not sure if Izzah ate it in the end, but everyone else scarfed it down. Which is always a good sign. ;)
Quote of the day: We load up on oat bran in the morning so we'll live forever. Then we spend the rest of the day living like there's no tomorrow.