Indian Style Cilantro Chicken

April 17, 2017
Indian Style Cilantro Chicken

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Indian Style Cilantro Chicken

Indian Style Cilantro Chicken
Indian Style Cilantro Chicken

I often find myself looking for a new low carb recipe that is easy to put together on a work night. I can across a recipe for Indian Tomato Cilantro Chicken at Wanderlustkitchen.com. You can find it at the following link: http://thewanderlustkitchen.com/indian-tomato-cilantro-chicken/

Although Anetta’s recipe sounded delicious as written, I opted to make a few changes. After reviewing the marinade ingredients, I decided to add in some minced garlic and red pepper flake. I also changed the sauce ingredients up ever so slightly. I opted to add in some green onion and to leave out the cardamom and sugar. If I had the cardamom, I certainly would have used it but I didn’t and it turned out quite fine without it.

My Indian Style Cilantro Chicken came together pretty quickly. I cubed my chicken and marinaded it for an hour. Next time I make this I will do this before I go to work. While the chicken marinaded, I prepared my other ingredients. I started by making my paste using my food processor. Next, I cut up my onion and chopped my tomatoes. I used 5 Campari Tomatoes instead of the 2 medium sized ones call for in the original recipe.

Once my chicken had marinaded for an hour, I removed it from the refrigerator. I covered the bottom of a heavy frying pan in Extra Virgin Olive Oil and added in my black pepper, red pepper flakes, cumin, and onions. As I mentioned earlier, I opted to omit the sugar. I allowed my onions to sauté for 8-10 minutes and then added in my chicken. I continued to cook this mixture for 4-5 more minutes stirring frequently.

Once my chicken was lightly browned on all sides, I added in my ginger, turmeric, tomatoes, and paste and allowed it to coat the chicken. I love how fresh the ingredients are in this dish and how vibrant it is.

Indian Style Cilantro Chicken
Indian Style Cilantro Chicken

After allowing the tomato cilantro mixture to mingle with the chicken for a few minutes. I added in a 1/2 cup of coconut milk. It took me a while to find this in my supermarket. The unsweetened coconut milk I used can in a can.

Lastly, I turned the heat down to low and allowed the dish to simmer for about 20 minutes. When the dish was done, the chicken had really absorbed the flavor of the sauce and was very tender. This would be great served over some rice. However, it also tasted wonderful just served on a plate.

Indian Style Cilantro Chicken
Indian Style Cilantro Chicken

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Indian Style Cilantro Chicken
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Servings Prep Time
2-4 People 15 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30 Minutes 1 Hour
Servings Prep Time
2-4 People 15 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30 Minutes 1 Hour
Indian Style Cilantro Chicken
Indian Style Cilantro Chicken
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
2-4 People 15 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30 Minutes 1 Hour
Servings Prep Time
2-4 People 15 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30 Minutes 1 Hour
Ingredients
Marinade
Cilantro Paste
Sauce
Browned Onions
Servings: People
Instructions
  1. Cube chicken breast and place in bowl.
  2. Add 1 TSP salt, 2 minced garlic cloves, 1 TSP red pepper flakes, 1TBSP Chili Powder, black pepper, and 1 TBSP Lemon Juice to chicken. Marinade for 1 hour (or up to 8 hours).
  3. In food processor, blend 2 seeded jalapeños, 2 green onions, one bunch of cilantro (bottom of stems removed), 4 cloves garlic, juice from 1/2 lemon, 1/2 TBSP cumin.
  4. Heat olive oil in heavy pan. Add pepper flakes, black pepper, cumin, and onions. Allow to sauté for 8-10 minutes until soft and browning.
  5. Add chicken and continue to cook for 4-5 minutes, browning chicken on all sides.
  6. Add chopped tomatoes, ginger, and turmeric. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
  7. Add mixture from food processor. Stir until chicken is well coated.
  8. Add coconut milk. Simmer on low for 15-20 minutes.
  9. Garnish as desired and serve.
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