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Achari Chicken Crostini

Achari Chicken Crostini is an Indian twist to an Italian appetiser. Toasted bread topped with spicy tangy Indian style achari chicken make a perfect appetiser to entertain guests. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
marination30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Brunch, starter
Cuisine: Indian, Italian
Keyword: achari chicken, achari chicken crostini, Crostini recipe, quick achari chicken
Servings: 6
Author: Arpita@Gastronomic Bong

Equipment

  • Large bowl
  • large thick bottomed pan

Ingredients

Marination:

  • 350 gms Boneless Chicken thighs chopped (Swap with paneer if you don’t eat chicken)
  • 3 tbsp Thick Yogurt
  • 1 tbsp Ginger-Garlic Paste
  • 3 tbsp Achari masala I used RAJAH ACHARI MASALA
  • 2 tsp Lemon juice

Other ingredients

  • 1 large Onion, chopped
  • 2 tbsp Tomato paste, (I used store bought)
  • 1 tbsp Oil

Crostini base assembly:

  • 1 large Baguette,
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil to brush the bread 
  • Few slices of cucumber for garnishing
  • Few onion rings for garnishing
  • Green chillies chopped for garnishing
  • Fresh Coriander leaves for garnishing

Instructions

Making the Achari Chicken Topping: 

  • In a large bowl add all the ingredients listed under marination and mix everything well. Keep it marinated for at least 45mins to 1 hour. 
  • Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a skillet on medium high heat, then add chopped onion and sauté for 4-5 minutes until it soft and brown. 
  • Now tip in the marinated chicken along with the marinade and saute on medium high heat 6-7 minutes or until its no longer raw.
  • Now add the tomato paste and mix it well. Continue sauteing for 4-5 minutes until the chicken is cooked through and the the masala is dried. 

Assembling the Crostini:

  • Preheat the oven to 180 C.
  • Cut the ends of the baguette diagonally and then slice them thickly and 1 to 2 cms.
  • Brush it with some olive oil and place it on a baking sheet and bake for 6-7 minutes.
  • Remove the bread from the oven. they should be just crisp and golden on the edges.
  • Now to assemble, just place few thin slices of cucumber. 
  • Then top it up with some Achari chicken. 
  • Finally add some onion rings and some green chillies (optional) and coriander leaves.
  • Arrange it on a serving plate and serve.

Notes

*All my vegetarian friends simply swap chicken with paneer. The process is the same.