Simple dishes, which takes a little time, weight. From the most ordinary products culinary masterpieces are obtained, if you choose the right spices, marinade or sauce.
However, some fast foods should be slightly marinated, so that they become maximally melting in the mouth, then a mixture of greens, herbs, oils and, oddly enough, fermented milk products come to the rescue.
A chicken in kefir turns out to be incredibly tender, and a crisp crust gives it an attractive appearance..
|fresh chicken carcass –||1 PC.|
|kefir –||1.5 l|
|salt and pepper –||taste|
|seasonings for chicken –||2 tbsp. l.|
|Time for preparing: 180 minutes||Calories per 100 grams: 150 Kcal|
In order for the meat to fully absorb the marinade, you need at least 2 hours of time. Thus, if a gala dinner or lunch is planned, the supply should be at least 3-4 hours to prepare the ingredients and give the raw bird a brew..
Wash the chicken in running water, if there are any feathers left – remove them. Grate the bird with spices, salt and pepper from all sides. Can be cut into portions, it is easier to pickle a bird.
Put in a high bowl and pour kefir. Let stand in a cool place for about 2 hours.
It is desirable that kefir covers the meat completely, otherwise it is necessary to periodically turn the carcass into the liquid. In an oven heated to 200 degrees, put a fireproof form on which to lay the chicken in kefir.
The dish is cooked for about 1 hour. Finished poultry can be served with a side dish of rice, buckwheat, any other cereal or fresh salad, garnished with greens.
Depending on the size of the chicken and the amount of kefir will vary. The main thing is that after marinating all the meat was in kefir.
Where do without potatoes?
Potatoes – the perfect side dish for any meat or fish. No matter how good nutrition lovers are against tubers, they are the most consumed vegetable in the country.
For 2 servings of chicken in kefir marinade with potatoes you will need:
- 2 chicken legs;
- 6 potatoes;
- 1 large onion;
- Salt and pepper to taste;
- 600 gr. kefir;
- 1 pinch of marjoram, basil and dried dill.
Wash chicken legs, smear well with spices and salt. Peel the potatoes and cut them into 4 pieces..
Peeled onions cut into large half rings. Pour the sour milk drink into a deep plate, put the chicken leg there and let it marinate for 1 hour..
After that, preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Put chicken legs, potatoes and onions in the baking bag, tie the edges.
Bake the dish for 40 minutes, then open the package and leave in the oven for another 10 minutes.
This combination of poultry, herbs and vegetables is the perfect dinner. Food can be taken on a trip and be sure that hunger will not be terrible.
Chicken kebab in an apartment or house is real
What is the ideal barbecue? This is nature, barbecue, dry branches for its kindling and meat on a skewer with smoke.
The shish kebab should incorporate the taste and aroma of smoke, then you will get not just grilled meat, but an excellent camping dish. What to do if you really want a kebab, but there is no opportunity to go out to nature or go out into the yard (rainstorm, hurricane, desire to cook a dish in a quick way and not to smell smoke)?
There is a way out, you need to cook chicken skewers in kefir in the oven. Chicken fillet fits perfectly, and kefir marinade will soften it.
For 4 servings of homemade chicken skewers you will need:
- 1,200 kg chicken fillet;
- 500 gr. kefir;
- Salt and black pepper to taste;
- 1 tbsp. l dry rosemary;
- 1.5 Art. l dried mint;
- 8 wooden skewers for kebabs.
Rinse the fillet and cut it into square pieces so that it is convenient to string them onto skewers. Kefir pour into a bowl with high sides and put meat there.
Pour in spices, salt, pepper and mix well with your hands. You can massage myasco so that it absorbs the marinade mixture. Leave the chicken to marinate for an hour.
After 50 minutes in the water (cold) put skewers, let them get wet in it, then they definitely will not burn in the oven. Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
On macerated skewers strung fillet pieces and put them in a baking tray at a distance of 0.5 cm from each other. Baking in the oven for 12 minutes.
This is the perfect time for the fillet, so as not to overdry it. Ready-made skewers can be removed from the skewers and put into a plate or served to guests directly on them..
Of course, the smell of the fire such a kebab will not have, but it is an interesting option for a variety of festive and everyday menus. And if you pour liquid smoke into kefir, then none of the guests will know for sure that the kebab is cooked in the oven.
No advice anywhere
- Chicken during the time spent in the marinade, absorbs it into itself. Accordingly, the more time the meat will be in kefir, the juicier it will turn out;
- For chicken kebab, you can take any part of the bird. Only it is necessary to take into account that the cooking time will depend on the size of the pieces. If the fillet is enough for 12 minutes, then the hips or shins need at least 20;
- Kefir for marinade can take any fat content;
- Chicken in kefir served cold and hot, so the dish is useful as a snack in the journey;
- Spices for chicken should be chosen responsibly. You should not mix everything that is in the kitchen, 2-3 types are enough;
- For kebabs it is better not to use metal skewers. Even if there are short skewers in the house, they will heat up in the oven to such an extent that it will be practically impossible to take them and not get burned..
Each cook can come up with his kefir-based marinade recipe and get enthusiastic exclamations of satisfied satisfied guests.
It is enough to connect the imagination, to be in a good mood, to experiment a little and by trial and error to bring out the perfect proportions of the ingredients.