1 cup plain yogurt
1/4 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon grated fresh turmeric root
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger root
Juice of 1 lemon (like seedless lemon)
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 small clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon salt
1 pound chicken breasts or thighs
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Mix all ingredients except chicken in bowl. Reserve 1/4 cup of mixture. Add chicken to marinade and massage into chicken until evenly coated. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and marinate in refrigerator at least 2 hours.
Line baking sheet with aluminum foil for easy cleanup. Add chicken to baking sheet and bake 10 minutes. Turn chicken, brush with reserved marinade, and bake 8-10 more minutes, or until juices run clear when pierced with fork.