Tomato Chicken

One of my favorite chicken dishes…

I’m so glad it’s Friday. Isn’t Fridays always magical? It’s been a very hectic days lately, finally I am done writing my research report and I’ve submitted to my¬†committee¬†members.. Looking forward to defend my work next week and it certainly calls for heck a lot of preparations. Even though it’s frustrating at times, I am absolutely enjoying every bit of it as I’ve learned to embrace every¬†opportunity¬†that comes along.

Yesterday, we celebrated one of my friends birthday at the Sushi restaurant. We, a bunch of sushi freaks ate like crazy and went into an amazing sushi coma. It is in deed a lot of fun with friends who share the same level of craziness and weirdness.

Well, talking about this recipe, this is one of my favorite chicken dishes that I tend to make often. I do a few things to make it both healthy and delicious. Instead of deep frying the chicken, I first cook the marinated chicken till it has cooked well. Then, I add a few tablespoons of oil and stir fry till the chicken gets browned. This way chicken gets the fried taste even without deep frying it. While cooking the onions, I cook till it starts to caramelize , then add tomatoes and tomato paste which makes this dish flavorful, healthy and delicious.

Tomato Chicken

Ingredients

For marination:

  • Chicken, boneless or bone-in-¬†3 breasts, diced
  • Chili powder- 1 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder- 1 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Garam Masala- 1 tsp
  • Ground Pepper- 1/2 tsp
  • Lemon juice- 2 tbsp
  • Curry leaves- 1 sprig
  • Salt- to taste

For stir frying chicken:

  • Coconut oil or vegetable oil, for stir frying chicken- 3 tbsp

For cooking:

  • Coconut oil or vegetable oil- 1 tbsp
  • Red onions or white onions, cut thin lengthwise- 3 large
  • Ginger-Garlic paste- 2 tsp
  • Curry leaves- 2 sprig
  • Tomato, chopped- 2
  • Tomato paste- 4 tbsp
  • Lemon juice- 1 tbsp
  • Salt- to taste

Instruction

  1. Marinate the chicken with the above mentioned ‘for marination ingredients’, keep aside for 15 to 30 minutes.
  2. Cook the chicken in a pan covered with its lid without adding water.
  3. While cooking water will ooze out of the chicken, cook till all the water has dried off and chicken has turned tender.
  4. Drizzle 3 tbsp of oil over the chicken and stir fry till it gets browned on the sides. Keep aside.
  5. Place a large pan over medium heat, add oil, add onion, curry leaves and little salt, cook till onions start to turn caramelized.
  6. Add ginger-garlic paste and combine well, cook for a minute.
  7. Add tomatoes, cook till it gets mashed up.
  8. Now, add the fried chicken and combine well.
  9. Add tomato paste, combine well.
  10. Cook for 3-4 minutes.
  11. Have a taste and add more salt if needed.
  12. Towards the end drizzle lemon juice over the cooked chicken, combine well and cook for a couple more minutes.
  13. Remove from the heat and serve hot with rice or rotis.

Tips:

  • If you prefer you could deep fry the chicken.
  • Adjust spice leve according to your needs.
  • This is more of a dry dish without any gravy.

 

Tomato Chicken
 
Ingredients
For marination
  • Chicken breasts, boneless or bone-in- 3 breasts, diced
  • Chili powder- 1½ tsp
  • Coriander powder- 1½ tsp
  • Cumin powder- ½ tsp
  • Garam Masala- 1 tsp
  • Ground Pepper- ½ tsp
  • Lemon juice- 2 tbsp
  • Curry leaves- 1 sprig
  • Salt- to taste
For stir frying chicken
  • Coconut oil or vegetable oil, for stir frying chicken- 3 tbsp
  • For cooking:
  • Coconut oil or vegetable oil- 1 tbsp
  • Red onions or white onions, cut thin lengthwise- 3 large
  • Ginger-Garlic paste- 2 tsp
  • Curry leaves- 2 sprig
  • Tomato, chopped- 2
  • Tomato paste- 4 tbsp
  • Lemon juice- 1 tbsp
  • Salt- to taste
Instructions
  1. Marinate the chicken with the above mentioned 'for marination ingredients', keep aside for 15 to 30 minutes.
  2. Cook the chicken in a pan covered with its lid without adding water.
  3. While cooking water will ooze out of the chicken, cook till all the water has dried off and chicken has turned tender.
  4. Drizzle 3 tbsp of oil over the chicken and stir fry till it gets browned on the sides. Keep aside.
  5. Place a large pan over medium heat, add oil, add onion, curry leaves and little salt, cook till onions start to turn caramelized.
  6. Add ginger-garlic paste and combine well, cook for a minute.
  7. Add tomatoes, cook till it gets mashed up.
  8. Now, add the fried chicken and combine well.
  9. Add tomato paste, combine well.
  10. Cook for 3-4 minutes.
  11. Have a taste and add more salt if needed.
  12. Towards the end drizzle lemon juice over the cooked chicken, combine well and cook for a couple more minutes.
  13. Remove from the heat and serve hot with rice or rotis.
Notes
If you prefer you could deep fry the chicken.
Adjust spice leve according to your needs.
This is more of a dry dish without any gravy.

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