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Indian Chicken Dish Recipe

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. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup chicken mixture (calculated without rice) equals 367 calories, 23 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 68 mg cholesterol, 93 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 27 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

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