We need protein to build and repair muscles. As we grow older we often lose muscle quicker than we can build it. This is why it is so important to lift weights or use resistance when we exercise as well as consume plenty of healthy protein like this month’s recipe of Tandoori Chicken.
What better way to consume protein than this month’s recipe. Tandoori chicken is known for the cylindrical clay oven it’s cooked in called a tandoor but it is also known for its yogurt bath before cooking. If you want to stick to tradition, you can build your own tandoor oven here. But if you are like me and want a delicious chicken dinner without the fuss of making the oven it cooks in, keep reading.
All my favorite seasonings go into this dish. Spices that are known for their anti-inflammatory properties like ginger, cumin, and turmeric. And spices that were a mainstay in the kitchens of my grandmother, my mother and my aunt, like paprika and coriander. You can make your own tandoori seasoning with the individual spices as I put in the recipe or you can make life so much easier by buying tandoori seasoning from Frontier Co-op or Penzeys.
I love this dish for its flavor and health benefits like:
- A great source of protein. Besides its benefit to muscles, protein is great for brain function, immune function, and weight management.
- Anti-inflammatory. It is chock full of anti-inflammatory herbs that can help prevent chronic disease and tissue breakdown.
- Stress relief. Having to decide what to make for dinner every night can be stressful. You want to make something healthy but you also want everyone to like it. I am constantly trying to find new recipes for chicken that my whole family will love and I succeeded with this dish.
I hope you take some time (or no time at all if you already have the spice mix) to create this wonderful recipe. Next month we will combine it to create an amazing meal that I go out of my way to have so don’t miss it.
Download the recipe HERE.