Chicken cooked with bell peppers and black pepper
Chicken cooked with bell peppers and black pepper

For a change, i decided to cook up the chicken breasts Indian style, and am I pleased! The chicken breasts that were supposed to be stuffed with cheese and spinach and cooked in a tomato gravy were instead cooked with black pepper and capsicum! And I teamed it up with a spinach lentil. :) the god of small green things was definitely going to fall in love with me.:)

This is a great combination for a party too. Since the chicken is cooked in the fashion it is, it remains succulent, the dal needs to be teamed up with a cashew rice and papad, and you will have the world licking their fingers.

Time taken: 30 minutes

Serves: 2

Skill Level: Basic 

Method:

  • 2 boneless chicken breasts (about 250 grams)
  • 2 small tomatoes, chopped fine
  • 1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon each chilli and turmeric powder
  • 1 capsicum, chopped into cubes
  • 8-10 fresh curry leaves
  • 3 green chillies, chopped fine
  • 2 teaspoons oil

Method:
1. Wash and chop the chicken into 1 inch cubes
2. Marinate it with chilli, turmeric and ginger garlic paste for at least 1 hour.

Choose bright red tomatoes and fry them in an iron pan to get the right colour to your chicken
Choose bright red tomatoes and fry them in an iron pan to get the right colour to your chicken

3. In a thick bottomed pan, add the oil. Fry the tomatoes till they leave oil and then add the chicken. Saute till it is caremalised.

This step allows the chicken to remain succulent
This step allows the chicken to remain succulent

4. Add a cup of water and cook the chicken. If needed cook with a lid. Take it off the heat when most of the water has evaporated and chicken is cooked take it off the heat.
5. In another pan, add 1 teaspoon oil and pan fry the curry leaves and green chilli.
6. Add the cooked chicken mix and stir fry.
7. Add the capsicum and cook for another 5 minutes.
8. Just before serving sprinkle freshly ground black pepper.
9. Serve hot with paratha or roti, dal and rice.

Chicken cooked with bell peppers and black pepper
Chicken cooked with bell peppers and black pepper

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *