Chicken with Red Chilli, Yoghurt and Garlic

After a bigger than expected lunch at Altrincham Market, a lighter dinner was called for. This recipe comes from Nigel Slater’s Real Fast Food, a book which I bought a few months back but haven’t really cooked much from yet.

Making the paste was a bit of a trial for me – it requires a food processor and I never seem to be able to get them to work as expected. Although people keep telling me that a food processor is so much easier for things like cakes, I always get better results by hand. Today was no exception – bits of my sauce kept getting stuck in corners of the processor and it seemed to take forever to blend.

Once done though, the rest was pretty simple. Marinate the chicken thighs and then pop them under the grill. Meanwhile, grate some courgette and fry with mustard seeds before mixing with a bit of paprika and yoghurt. Not my favourite recipe from Mr Slater’s books, but certainly an acceptable dinner.