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.
- Chicken breasts, boneless, cubed- 2 breasts
- Coconut Oil- 1 tbsp
- Salt- 1 tsp
- Lime or lemon juice- 1 tbsp
- Green onions, chopped- 2 stalks
- Garlic- 3 cloves
- Ginger- 2-inch slice
- Whole black peppercorns- 1 tsp
- Cumin seeds- ½ tsp
- Mint leaves- ½ cup
- Cilantro, chopped- ¼ cup
- Water- ½ cup
- Into a blender jar, add all the above-mentioned ingredients 'for making the marinade', grind to a smooth paste.
- Cut the chicken breasts into cubes and add them into a bowl.
- Or use chicken thighs or bone-in pieces.
- Pour the marinade over the chicken, combine well and let marinate for 30 minutes to an hour.
- Place a non-stick pan over medium heat.
- Add the marinated chicken along with the marinade that's left in the bowl.
- Cook covered till the chicken has almost cooked.
- Open the lid, cook uncovered till the liquid has dried off.
- If you want this dish to be spicy, add ½ tsp ground black pepper.
- Increase the heat to high.
- Add coconut oil, stir fry for 2 minutes.
- Add lime or lemon juice, stir fry for 2 minutes till the chicken has turned golden brown.
- Let the chicken turn golden brown, that's when this dish will taste delicious.
- 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.
- Absolutely flavor-packed mint chicken, enjoy.