Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Serves: 2 people

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If you’re new to Indian food, this recipe of Quick Stir-Fry Indian Chicken is super-easy. Most of the flavor comes from cumin and turmeric and the rest from the vegetables; and you don’t have to wait for the water to dry!


  • 300g chicken breast, about three halves of chicken breast
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon chili, ground Click Here to Buy
  • 1 teaspoon whole cumin Click Here to Buy
  • 2-3 tablespoons coriander stem, chopped
  • ½ a red pepper, cut into long slices
  • ½ a green pepper, cut into long slices
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 tomato, thick long slices
  • juice of half lime
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons fresh coriander, chopped (optional garnish)
  • 2 tablespoons ghee Click Here to Buy



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  1. Cut the chicken into thin fingers of 2-3 inches.
  2. Marinate the chicken with salt, turmeric, and ground red chili.
  3. While the chicken is marinating heat 2 tablespoons of ghee in a large wok or frying pan on medium heat. Add cumin and stir fry for ½ – 1 minute until it is light brown. Add the chicken and cook it for 4-5 minutes until it is cooked through. (Break a piece with your spatula to see the chicken is cooked through.)
  4. If you plan to use coriander leaves as a garnish, chop the stems of the coriander. These are food too! Add the coriander stem, red pepper, and green pepper and cook it for 2 minutes. (If you only have one type of pepper, that is fine too! Don’t waste!)
  5. Now add the onion and tomato and cook for another 4 minutes uncovered, frying continuously.
  6. Once the chicken is done, add lime juice and garam masala and garnish with chopped coriander.
  7. Serve with rice or with salad.


Critical Ingredients: The turmeric and cumin are critical, as most of the Indian flavor comes from these spices. If you don’t have garam masala, skip it! You can skip the coriander leaves as a garnish as well. One-color of pepper will do – any color! Don’t have red chili grounds (cayenne pepper), use a fresh green chili cut into two. Don’t chop it up as it will release a lot of heat! Enjoy!

Quick Stir-Fried Indian Chicken

Quick Stir-Fried Indian Chicken


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