Indian Chicken Dish Recipe

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I enjoy cooking for my family and try to incorporate new, healthy foods into our menus. This authentic Indian dish is a favorite.—Aruna Kancharla, Bentonville, Arkansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 4 cardamom pods
  • 10 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh gingerroot
  • 1 tablespoon unblanched almonds
  • 1 tablespoon salted cashews
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 6 small red onions, chopped
  • 4 jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • Fresh cilantro leaves
  • Hot cooked basmati rice, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 367 calories, 23g fat (10g saturated fat), 68mg cholesterol, 93mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 27g protein.


  1. Remove seeds from cardamom pods; place in a food processor. Add the garlic, cloves, ginger, almonds, cashews and cinnamon; cover and process until blended. Set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, saute onions and jalapenos in oil until tender. Stir in water and the garlic mixture. Add the chicken, milk, yogurt and turmeric. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until chicken juices run clear. Sprinkle with cilantro. Serve with rice if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Indian Chicken Dish in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2009, p158

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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williamsegraves User ID: 3296408 109078
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2011

"Not only was this really good and tasty, but it was also fun to make! It's the first Indian style dish I've ever made and it was quite tasty. The jalapenos I got were too mild, so I would suggest another pepper to combo with it to ensure a nice under-current of spicyness."

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