Looking for Indian style spicy recipes with chicken breast, here is the best recipe for you, Indian Coriander chicken recipe. This is the recipe for hot, spicy, refreshing cilantro flavored chicken to really spice up your day. The ground coriander leaves added here, blends well the chicken and brings out a beautiful flavor.
Chicken breast portions are very good for grilling, frying. But it is really a tough job to incorporate chicken breasts with any Indian style gravies. As it does not blend well with the gravy.
So, If you are like me, have chicken breast in the freezer and still wish to make Indian style dishes. This is the perfect recipe( I always opt for chicken thigh portions for making Indian gravy).
This is one of the protein-rich delicious low carb recipes to make with fresh coriander leaves. A party-friendly and freezer friendly recipe.
What is Indian coriander chicken?
Coriander is the Indian name for cilantro. Coriander leaves have a prominent place in Indian cuisine. Most of the Indian dishes are garnished with fresh Coriander leaves.
This Indian coriander chicken is made with fresh cilantro leaves and other Indian spices. A quick recipe for the busy weeknights. If you are new to Indian cuisine, this is a good recipe for exploring unique Indian spices.
Why this Coriander chicken?
Coriander leaves have unique beautiful flavor, I say chicken and coriander leaves are like conjoined twins, inseparable. Whatever may be the chicken recipe, sprinkle some fresh coriander leaves to it and feel the difference. Mostly Indian non-vegetarian dishes end up with a sprinkling of fresh coriander leaves.
The medicinal properties of coriander leaves have a long list to be discussed but to say a few, it is good in controlling cholesterol, it is a traditional treatment for type 2 diabetes, and it contains antioxidants, which delays the spoilage of food. Rather than its medicinal values, it tastes and smells good which is one of the basic reasons to include in our food.
How does this taste like?
This dry coriander chicken is a delectable side dish that is mildly hot with the excellent flavors of cilantro and tomato that stays in the mouth for a longer time. The spices and the coriander leaves coats the chicken well, and make it great finger food.
What to serve with?
Best to serve with rice, pasta or noodles. However, the following are my handpicked recipes that play well with Indian style cilantro chicken.
- Indian carrot salad
- Indian tomato salad
- Indian quinoa salad
- Cucumber mango salad
- Greek yogurt cucumber salad
How to store?
Store the leftover in the air sealed container or zip lock bags. It stays good for upto five days when refrigerated. And upto 3 months when kept in the freezer.
To reheat the frozen chicken, thaw in refrigerator overnight and reheat using pan or microwave according to your convenience.
Pro tips for Indian coriander chicken
Chicken breasts tend to cook faster. Solution: Cook in medium flame.
It becomes chewy when overcooked. Solution: When the pieces are no longer pink in the center, they are cooked.
Less potential to absorbs flavors. Solution: Marinate the breast for at least 20 minutes.
Other chicken breast recipes.
- Tandoori chicken breast
- Cedar grilled lemon chicken
- Pan fried garlic chicken
- Teriyaki Chicken with bottled sauce
How to make Indian coriander chicken
Heat oil in the pan, add fennel seeds and wait until it becomes golden brown. Then in medium flame, add chopped onion and fry till it becomes soft and pink.
Meanwhile, wash, clean and prep ginger, garlic, fresh coriander leaves, and tomato. And grind them in the mixer grinder/blender to a fine paste.
Once the onion in the frying pan turned soft and this ground paste and reduce the flame further and fry them for another 2-3 minutes. Stir them occasionally and make sure nothing sticks to the bottom of the pan.
By this time ginger and garlic should out left out its raw smell, if not fry them little longer for a while. Then add half a cup of water and salt, bring them to boil.
Add chopped chicken, and in medium flame, cover the lid and allow it gets cooked completely. Stir them occasionally whenever needed.
Drizzle some freshly chopped coriander leaves and serve Coriander Chicken Curry hot along with rice, roti.
Indian Coriander chicken
Ingredients For Grinding:
- 1 tbsp ginger grated
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1/4 cup coriander leaves /cilantro-chopped
- 1 tomato
- 3 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 tbsp fennel seeds
- 1/2 cup onion chopped
- 1 tsp red chili powder
- 1 tsp coriander powder
- 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
- 1 lb chicken breast
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 tsp salt or as required
- 1 tbsp coriander leaves /cilantro
- To the blender jar, add ginger, garlic, fresh coriander leaves, and tomato.
- And grind them to a smooth paste. And keep aside.
- Over medium heat, heat oil in the pan, add fennel seeds and wait until it slightly changes it the color.
- Now add chopped onion and fry till it becomes soft and pink.
- Stir in the ground paste, red chili powder, coriander powder, and turmeric powder. Saute for 2-3 minutes until the mixture becomes fragrant.
- Stir in half a cup of water and salt, bring them to boil.
- Add chopped chicken, cover the lid and allow it gets cooked completely. Stir them occasionally when needed.
- Sprinkle chopped fresh coriander leaves. Stir for one minutes.
- And serve hot with rice.