Chicken 3

4 chicken quarters
4 tablespoons butter, melted
For Marinade:
10 ounces plain yogurt
1 tablespoon paprika
1/2 teaspoons ginger, ground
2 cloves garlic, finely crushed
4 bay leaves
1 tablespoon tomato ketchup
Zest of one lemon, grated
1 teaspoon salt
Rice, saffron, green peas, optional

Skin and clean the chicken. Prick with a fork or skewer and place in a casserole dish. Mix the ingredients for marinade and marinate the chicken for 6-8 hours, covered.

Preheat the broiler. Remove the bay leaves and peppercorns. Baste the chicken with marinade and place on the broiler pan. Brush with melted butter. Place the pan 5 inches beneath the broiling element and cook 10 minutes. Turn the chicken, baste, brush with melted butter, and broil 10 minutes more. Cook rice seasoned with a little saffron. Garnish with cooked green peas. Serve chicken hot on a bed of saffron rice (optional).

Serves 4.

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Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana