Masala Chicken

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by LilKiwiChicken

Another of my Indian cooking class tutor's recipes. I have a grinder so grind the seeds to make powder as stated, otherwise using store-brought powder is fine. With the chicken, you can easily substitute boneless.

Top Review by Dr. Jenny

We enjoyed the masala chicken recipe. It had nice flavor and came out and tender and juciy. I used bone-in chicken breasts and trimmed away the skin. The bone in really does add to the flavor. We served over basmati rice and with Recipe #24856 as a side dish. Thanks!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in a large pan and saute garlic, onion, ginger and cumin seeds for about 2 or 3 minutes, taking care that nothing burns.
  2. Add chicken, mix well and fry for 5-6 minutes.
  3. Add coriander powder, cumin powder, turmeric and chili powder (if using) and saute for about 3 minutes. Cover and leave for 5 minutes.
  4. Add in the curry powder and fry for 5 minutes.
  5. Add water if needed. This depends on how much gravy you want. Cover and let the chicken cook, stirring occasionally.
  6. When done, stir in chopped coriander leaves and serve with rice or naan.

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