Green Chicken- Cilantro Mint Chicken

Cilantro-Mint Chicken

Boneless chicken marinated in a flavorful and aromatic marinade and is pan fried…deliciousness overloaded and very healthy…

I did facetime with my sister and niece in the afternoon and she told me that she had made green chicken for lunch. Perfect timing, as I was quite confused about what to make for my lunch. I didn’t think twice, went ahead and made green chicken.

Boneless chicken was marinated in a marinade that was made by pureeing: ginger, garlic, green chilies, whole cardamom, mint leaves, cilantro, curry leaves and whole peppercorns. This marinade is overloaded with flavor and aroma. I let the chicken rest for a few minutes and then cooked in a pan till chicken turned golden brown. This is a dry dish without any gravy, and I served this along with tomato rice. The green chicken tasted absolutely delicious, my Man and I finished it in no time. I’ll be making this quite often hereafter.

This makes a perfect appetizer or can be served along with rice, roti or can be made into wraps.

Green Chicken Recipe

Green Chicken- Cilantro Mint Chicken
 
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Recipe type: Appetiser
Cuisine: Indian
Ingredients
  • Chicken breasts, boneless, cubed- 2 breasts
  • Oil- 3 tbsp
For making the marinade
  • Garlic- 1 large clove
  • Ginger- 1 inch slice
  • Green chilies- 2
  • Whole cardamom- 2
  • Whole black peppercorns- ½ tsp
  • Mint leaves- 10
  • Cilantro, chopped- 2 handfuls
  • Curry leaves- 1 sprig (optional)
  • Turmeric powder- ⅛ tsp
  • Salt- ¼ to ½ tsp
  • Water- ¼ cup
Instructions
  1. In a blender, puree all the above mentioned ingredients 'for making the marinade' into a smooth paste.
  2. Cut the chicken breasts into cubes and add them into a bowl.
  3. Pour the marinade over the chicken, combine well and let marinate for 30 minutes.
  4. Place a non-stick pan over medium heat, add oil.
  5. Add the marinated chicken along with the marinade that's left in the bowl.
  6. Cook till the chicken turns golden brown- half way through, flip the chicken cubes over and let both sides turn golden brown.
  7. This is a dry dish and can be served as an appetizer- if you prefer you can insert a toothpick into each cooked chicken cube. Or serve along with rice, roti etc. Or can be made into wraps or sandwiches.
  8. Absolutely flavor packed chicken, enjoy.

 

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