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Nutrition Facts

Calories 505
  Calories from Fat 283 (56%)
(48%)Total Fat 31g
(45%)Saturated Fat 9g
Polyunsaturated Fat 7g
Monounsaturated Fat 13g
(52%)Cholesterol 155mg
(26%)Sodium 631mg
(17%)Potassium 579mg
Total Carbohydrate 15g
(11%)Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 2g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(79%)Protein 39g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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Papaya Marinated Tandoori Chicken


  • 3 lb whole fresh chicken

  • 3 cup R. W. Knudsen Cream Papaya Juice

  • 1 large white onion, cut into chunks

  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled

  • 2 Tbs fresh ginger, peeled and chopped

  • 1 lemon, seeded and without rind

  • 1/2 tsp dry mustard

  • 1 tsp chili powder

  • 1 tsp coarse sea salt


  • Peel skin off chicken and cut into quarters.
  • With a knife make small slits ½ inch deep all over chicken. Set aside.
  • Place papaya juice in a blender. Add pieces of onion, garlic and ginger.
  • Cut a lemon into quarters setting aside one quarter. Add the rest of the lemon and spices (except salt) to the blender. Puree ingredients.
  • With the leftover lemon quarter rub deep into chicken meat then rub in salt to tenderize.
  • Place chicken in a baking tray. Pour on marinade, cover and place in refrigerator overnight.
  • Remove cover from chicken and place in oven at 350 degrees for 1 ½ to 2 hours until done.
  • Remove chicken from liquid. Serve with cooked basmati rice.

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