Dec 13, 2015

Tangy Tomato Chicken

For any chicken main course dishes I prefer bone-in chicken. But today i ended up having only chicken breast and i had to make a special chicken dish for those unexpected guests. so I totally made up this recipe and came up with this name which turned out to be super hit at the dinner table. Here is the recipe, Njoy!

Chicken - 1 lb / 1/2 kg (boneless / breast pieces)
Onion - 1/2
Green Chili - 2
Tomato - 3 ( cluster and juicy)
Cilantro - 1/2 cup
Coriander Powder - 1 tsp
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 Tbsp
salt - 1 tsp
Garam Masala Powder - 1 tsp
Oil - 2 Tbsp

Masala Spices:
Cinnamon - 2 sticks
clove - 3
star anice - 2
cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp

Marinade Spices:
salt - 1/2 tsp
black pepper - 1/2 tsp
red chili powder - 1 tsp

Preparatory Steps:

  • Cut Chicken breasts into medium size pieces marinate with spices under marinate section. First rub the chicken pieces with salt and keep them in a wide plate, sprinkle black pepper on one side, turn the chicken pieces over and sprinkle red chili powder. 
  • Close with another plate (for the spices to seal) and marinate in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to 1 hour.


  1. Heat non-stick pan ( or heavy bottom pan). Add 2 Tbsp Oil to it, once the oil is hot, add Masala Spices Cinnamon, clove, star anise, cumin seeds. As the spices starts spluttering, add chopped green chili and onion. Sauté onions for 2 min, add ginger garlic paste to onions and mix it well.  Add 1/2 of cilantro to the onion mixture, sauté for another 2 min.
  2. Add chopped tomato pieces to the onions in the pan, mix well until onion, tomato and cilantro are combined and close the lid and simmer for 10 min. You notice tomatoes coming together and still has juices, add salt and coriander powder and simmer for 5 more minutes. Tomato mixture becomes like thick gravy by now.
  3. Now add marinated chicken pieces to the pan and mix it well with onion and tomato gravy.  close the lid and simmer for 10 min or until chicken is fully cooked. ( since it is breast and tender meat, it cooks fast under 15 min).
  4. After 15 min chicken is fully cooked and combined with gravy, taste and adjust any seasonings ( salt or red chili powder).  Now add Garam Masala Powder on top and sprinkle cilantro.
  5. Keep the heat to low and simmer on slow heat for 5 min. Switch off the stove and transfer to Serving Bowl.  Serve with Soft Roti or White Rice.
  • For this recipe, you need to use juicy or cluster tomatoes, where it gives nice tangy and slight sweet taste to this dish. 
  • Onion and Tomato gravy cooking at the beginning is critical for this recipe, so be patient while cooking tomato gravy until you get the right color and gravy consistency.
  • This is not that spicy so kids can handle it well and taste good with Roti or Chapati

More Chicken Recipes:

Will be back with another Chicken Recipe,
Take Care until then

1 comment:

  1. This looks so good! Sometimes our on the moment menu turns out to be one of the favorites. Thanks for sharing.




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