Chicken in Spiced Yogurt Sauce

23 Sep

A quick fragrant dish of chicken cooked in Indian inspired spices with a coriander and yogurt sauce. I would normally use chicken breast or leg meat off the bone for this dish, if you use chicken pieces on the bone it will take longer to cook.

Serves 2 or 4 with other dishes

  • 3 tbsp oil 
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped 
  • 2 green peppers 
  • 2cm cube of ginger, grated 
  • Green Coriander Seeds 
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed 
  • 4 hot green chillis (or to taste) 
  • pinch salt 
  • 1/2 tsp cracked black pepper 
  • 2 large chicken breasts 
  • 2 big handfuls of coriander leaves washed and chopped 
  • 1 tsp garam masala 
  • 1-2 tubs plain yogurt 

Heat oil to a high heat in a large cast iron pan or wok, fry onion until it is starting to brown then add the green peppers, garlic, ginger, salt and pepper, stir and fry for a minute or so. Cut the chicken breast into bite size peices and add this to the pan, fry quickly to seal and cook for 3-4 minutes until the chicken is nearly cooked. Reduce the heat, sprinkle in the fresh coriander leaves and seeds and spoon in the yogurt slowly stirring to encorporate stir and simmer gently for one or two minutes until the sauce is warmed through and the chicken is completely cooked. Serve with rice and a side vegetable dish.

See Indian Recipes for more recipes for dals, vegetable dishes, curries, Indian breads, chutnies pickles and relishes.

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