Indian Ginger Garlic Chicken

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Vibrant in taste and color, this Indian Ginger Garlic Chicken is anything but boring. If you’re tired of the same old chicken then this recipe is for you. Inspired by Indian flavors, this chicken dish is spicy, garlicky, and absolutely mouthwatering!

 

Vibrant in taste and color, this Indian Ginger Garlic Chicken is anything but boring. If you're tired of the same old chicken then this recipe is for you. | allthatsjas.com | #recipe #dinner #garlic #Indianfood #chicken #ginger #spicy

 

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If you’re anything like me, chicken breast is one of your staple proteins. I make chicken at least 3 times per week because it’s very simple to cook well and there is so much you can do with it. I cannot stand when people call chicken breast boring! Because I make chicken so often, I’ve decided to share this Indian Ginger Garlic Chicken, which will provide you with a whole new taste experience.

 

This recipe is bright (literally) and vibrant, both in taste and color. Thanks to the optional addition of turmeric, it will certainly catch everyone’s attention once it’s on the table. And the combination of ginger, green chili pepper, lemon juice, and garlic make a delicious, spicy flavor that will get your taste buds’ attention.

 

Now, as much as I love some garlic and spice, the original recipe for this dish called for 17 cloves of garlic for 1 pound of chicken. Yes, you read that right. I don’t know about you, but I’m not trying to make my breath smell so strong that it would kill a vampire, which is why I reduced it down to 6 cloves. I also reduced the chili’s down, but you can adjust this to your taste.

 

I serve my chicken with a heap of Kurdish pilaf, made with basmati rice and naan bread.  Basmati rice is beautiful fragrant rice from the Indian subcontinent.  The long-grain rice is non-sticky, so it’s perfect for the base of pilafs or saucy dishes.

 

This chicken recipe isn’t necessarily “saucy,” but it is certainly not dry. If you’re looking to add a vegetable or two as your sides, I suggest some zucchini or tomato and sliced cucumber salad.

 

Spicy and delicious chicken dinner with ginger and garlic - Indian style

 

I hope you’ve had a chance to see my eBook containing 30 spice blends. I took inspiration from many international cuisines and included some mouthwatering recipes for spice blends including some from this region of the world, such as curry or tandoori.

 

I love these spicy, vibrant flavors. They really warm the soul and make for very happy bellies. If you’ve never tried making one of these dishes before, I highly recommend that you do in order to, may I say, “spice up your life.”

 

If the color of this recipe throws you off, which is understandable, then you can leave the turmeric out. I personally love turmeric, for both its color and its taste. The flower that the spice comes from is native to the Indian subcontinent and is a key ingredient in many Asian recipes. It has an earthy, pungent aroma, and is used mostly in savory dishes, but sometimes in sweet dishes as well. If you haven’t tried it before, here’s your chance.

 

Indian Ginger Garlic Chicken

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Vibrant in taste and color, this Indian Ginger Garlic Chicken is anything but boring.

 

INGREDIENTS:
Serves 4

  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger
  • 6 cloves of garlic, divided
  • 2-3 Thai green chili
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric (optional)
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 3 whole cardamom
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil

 

DIRECTIONS:

 

  1. Cut chicken breast into 1-inch pieces and place in large bowl. In a food processor, combine ginger, 4 garlic cloves, and chili and pulsate to make a paste. Mix the paste with yogurt. Stir in the salt and lemon juice. Add the mixture to the chicken and marinate for a couple of hours.
  2. To a large cast iron or non-stick skillet, add olive oil, smashed 2 garlic cloves, cloves, and cardamom. Heat the skillet over medium-low heat. Slow heating of the skillet infuses the oil with the flavors of garlic and spices.
  3. When the oil is hot enough and garlic and spices are sizzled through, remove them from the skillet (reserving the oil). Add onions and sauté until translucent, about 2 minutes. Add marinated chicken and turmeric (for intense yellow color).
  4. Cook on medium-low heat stirring occasionally for 20-30 minutes or until juices run clear. Serve with your choice of rice or bread.

 

 

Recipe for Indian chicken with garlic and ginger.

Easy Indian chicken, ginger, and garlic dinner recipe.

Indian Ginger Garlic Chicken
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Marinating Time
2 hrs
Total Time
45 mins
 
Vibrant in taste and color, this Indian Ginger Garlic Chicken is anything but boring.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4
Author: Jas
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger
  • 6 cloves of garlic divided
  • 2-3 Thai green chili
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 small red onion thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric optional
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 3 whole cardamom
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
Instructions
  1. Cut chicken breast into 1-inch pieces and place in large bowl. In a food processor, combine ginger, 4 garlic cloves, and chili and pulsate to make a paste. Mix the paste with yogurt. Stir in the salt and lemon juice. Add the mixture to the chicken and marinate for a couple of hours.
  2. To a large cast iron or non-stick skillet, add olive oil, smashed 2 garlic cloves, cloves, and cardamom. Heat the skillet over medium-low heat. Slow heating of the skillet infuses the oil with the flavors of garlic and spices.
  3. When the oil is hot enough and garlic and spices are sizzled through, remove them from the skillet (reserving the oil). Add onions and sauté until translucent, about 2 minutes. Add marinated chicken and turmeric (for intense yellow color).
  4. Cook on medium low heat stirring occasionally for 20-30 minutes or until juices run clear. Serve with your choice of rice or bread.

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15 Comment

  1. Reply
    DearCreatives (@DearCreatives)
    August 10, 2018 at 1:02 am

    I can’t wait to try this dish! We love spicy, and flavorful chicken dishes. Pinned and sharing. Thanks for joining the Inspiration Spotlight party @DearCreatives

    1. Reply
      Jas
      August 11, 2018 at 10:23 pm

      Thank you, Theresa!

  2. Reply
    debanitaghosh
    August 10, 2018 at 3:49 pm

    This Indian spiced ginger garlic chicken sounds absolutely delicious & mouthwatering with distinct flavours of ginger & garlic.I’m just loving it. Thank you for sharing this recipe with us at Fiesta Friday❤️Hope you have a great weekend ahead!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      August 11, 2018 at 10:25 pm

      Thanks so much! I’m happy you like it 😀

  3. Reply
    delianutshell
    August 12, 2018 at 1:58 am

    Found your post from a link up. Wow! Your photos are amazing! And my mouth is totally watering so I’m pinning this and surely making it after my fasting is over. Yum!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      August 13, 2018 at 9:54 pm

      Awe, thank you! It means so much 😀 Hope you’ll enjoy it as much as we did!

  4. Reply
    Erlene
    August 16, 2018 at 12:57 am

    We’re chicken lovers here, so this will be a nice recipe to try. Thanks for sharing it on Merry Monday. Pinned.

  5. Reply
    Jann Olson
    August 18, 2018 at 10:18 pm

    I love Indian food and this sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

    1. Reply
      Jas
      August 21, 2018 at 9:33 pm

      Thank you, Jann! x

  6. Reply
    Miz Helen
    August 19, 2018 at 4:23 pm

    Hi Jas,
    What a beautiful presentation for your Indian Garlic Chicken, it looks delicious! Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

    1. Reply
      Jas
      August 21, 2018 at 9:34 pm

      Thank you bunches, Miz Helen!

  7. Reply
    sageandivydesigns
    August 21, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    I am printing this one out. Ginger and turmeric are both reduce inflammation so this is a double win for me. Thank you for sharing, Kippi

    1. Reply
      Jas
      August 21, 2018 at 9:39 pm

      They definitely do! Healthy and delicious. Thanks for stopping in, Kippi.

  8. Reply
    Healthy World Cuisine
    August 22, 2018 at 10:18 am

    We are in the same boat as you we make a lot of chicken and always on the look out for new and delicious ways to cook it and this recipe ticks all the boxes ;loads of spices, easy and something our family will love. Pinning!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      August 22, 2018 at 8:18 pm

      Glad you like it, Bobbi! Thanks for stopping in! x

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