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Indian Pepper Chicken Masala Recipe

An easy and delicious Indian Pepper Chicken Masala recipe with chicken breasts, tomatoes, onion, fragrant spices and robust peppercorns.
4.7 from 3 votes
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 1 hr
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 20 mins
Servings: 4
Calories: 569kcal
Author: The Wanderlust Kitchen
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup roughly chopped onion
  • 2 Tbsp. roughly chopped ginger root
  • 6 cloves peeled garlic
  • 2 tsp. ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric
  • 1 Tbsp. whole black peppercorns
  • 2 lbs. boneless - skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 Tbsp. ghee or vegetable oil - divided
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 5 whole cloves
  • 1 Tbsp. black peppercorns - either whole or crushed
  • 2 roma tomatoes - pureed in a blender or food processor
  • Salt to taste
  • Cilantro leaves for garnish and cooked basmati rice for serving - optional

Instructions

  • Combine the onion, ginger, garlic, coriander, turmeric, and one tablespoon of whole black peppercorns in the bowl of a food processor. Grind until it forms a paste, then toss with chicken pieces and refrigerate for one hour.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of ghee or oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Saute the chicken for 4 to 5 minutes, or until cooked through. Set aside.
  • Wipe out the pan with a paper towel, then add the remaining tablespoon of oil or ghee. Add the cinnamon stick and whole cloves to the oil and cook over medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes to infuse the oil. Remove and discard cinnamon stick and cloves.
  • Add the remaining tablespoon of peppercorns (either whole or crushed, according to your taste) and the pureed tomatoes to the pan. Cook three minutes, stirring, then return cooked chicken to the pan. Toss the chicken in the sauce and cook until heated through, about three minutes. Taste and add salt as needed. Serve with basmati rice and garnish with cilantro leaves.
Nutrition Facts
Indian Pepper Chicken Masala Recipe
Serving Size
 
1 serving
Amount per Serving
Calories
569
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
19
g
29
%
Saturated Fat
 
7
g
44
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
10
g
Cholesterol
 
209
mg
70
%
Sodium
 
329
mg
14
%
Carbohydrates
 
25
g
8
%
Fiber
 
4
g
17
%
Sugar
 
4
g
4
%
Protein
 
73
g
146
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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