Hey guys, how is your happy eating going?
Hope you guys are enjoying whole lot of delicious food that bring tons of joy in your life. If you are not having enough of that, I have a killer recipe to share with you today to bring more happiness in your life.
I don’t know about you but delicious food NEVER fails to make me happy. My hubby thinks my obsession with food can be little too much sometimes but hey, that’s probably why I have a food blog, right?!!! hahaha
Anyhow, as much as I’d love to take credit for this amazing Indian inspired chicken dish, this is another recipe I learned from my wonderful friend/co-worker. Yes, the one who taught me how to make amazing butter chicken. If you have not yet to check out the recipe, you are missing out! Click this butter chicken link to get the recipe.
She cooks this chicken for her young daughter who is not yet a fan of spicy food. I’m usually a huge fan of spicy food especially if it’s Indian. But, this one is not spicy at all but I guarantee that everyone will love! My husband absolutely LOVE this dish! Wanna get started on learning how to make this dish? Let us!!!
This dish is surprisingly sweet. I did add a teaspoon of sugar to help caramelize everything better but you can totally omit this if you don’t want additional sugar. The natural sweetness actually comes from caramelized/cooked down onion! Those cooked browned onion is sweet, soft, and luscious! Turmeric adds deep brown color to onion as it cooks down but it also adds another layer of warm flavor to the dish.
I serve my Indian inspired chicken with brown basmati rice and garlicky green bean. But this would be great with naan and other choices of veggies. The leftover chicken is also great on sandwich, wrap, and topping for a salad or even a buddha bowl, that’s only if you have any leftover after this dinner 😉 Guys, this is that GOOD!!
It’s sweet, savory, warm, familiar, and comforting. My co-worker’s daughter thinks the smell of this chicken is best smell in the world and I totally agree with her! I have to warn you that once you taste this chicken, you will have hard time going back to eating regular chicken!
Yes, make this dish ASAP!!!
Happy eating, my friends 🙂
- ½ large onion, chopped
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 teaspoons salt
- ½ teaspoon turmeric
- 6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon ginger powder
- 1 tablespoon garam masala
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1.5 lb chicken thigh, cut into bite size
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- ⅓ cup water
- cooked rice and vegetable of your choice
- On a large non-skillet, heat the oil and fry the onion with 1 teaspoon of salt and turmeric until it’s translucent and slightly browned.
- Once the onion is soft and browned, add the garlic and ginger powder. Stir frequently and cook until they are fragrant, about 30 seconds to a minute.
- Add the chicken and garam masala.
- Stir to mix the chicken with garam masala and onion mixture.
- Add the water and black pepper and stir once again to mix everything.
- Lower the heat and place the lid on the skillet.
- Cook for 15-20 minutes. Stir the mixture couple of times during the cooking.
- Serve with cooked rice and vegetable of your choice.