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Every true Swiftie knows how much Taylor Swift loves to throw a good dinner party. She, like us, has a major soft spot for recipes by Ina Garten and Nigella Lawson, and in a 30th birthday interview she cites Lawson’s Mughlai Chicken as one of her trusty go-tos for entertaining. (It’s also got an impressive amount of 5-star reviews over on Food Network.) With an array of delicious spices and an enticingly creamy looking yogurt-based sauce, it’s no wonder this mastermind songstress loves to throw together this comforting dish for her guests. With the impending cold weather ahead, I decided to test out one of Taylor’s favorite recipes to see if it really is worth the hype. After grabbing a couple ingredients from the store, I set off to see what this beloved chicken recipe has to offer.
Get the recipe: Mughlai Chicken from Nigella Lawson
How to Make Mughlai Chicken
My Honest Review of Mughlai Chicken
With ultra-tender chicken and a sweetly spiced cream sauce, it’s not hard to see why Taylor deems this recipe party-worthy. With a delicate amount of dried red pepper heat that won’t offend your spice-avoidant friends, this is a dish that’s easy for everyone to love. The warming spices make it an intensely cozy dish, especially when paired with rice or naan.
Though the dish is fairly heavy, the inclusion of Greek yogurt gives it a pleasant brightness and tang that nicely contrasts the sweetness of the raisins and the onions, and the richness of the heavy cream and toasted nuts. Satisfying and homey, it’s just the dish for when everything outside is icy and blue. And perfect to dig into while listening to a Taylor Swift album, if I do say so myself.