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Garam Masala Chicken

Garam Masala Chicken

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breezermom

This is a wonderful light chicken dish. It adds a taste of exotic to an everyday meal. Quick and easy to make, and very tasty! I had it tonight and was wowed! This is the best light chicken dish I have ever had.

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  • Calories:
  • 158 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 4.9 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 7.6g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 21.4 g
  • 43%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 49 mg
  • 16%
  • Sodium:
  • 523 mg
  • 21%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place the chicken breasts in the hot oil and cook until browned on one side, about 3 minutes. Flip the chicken and add the onions; cook another 2 minutes. Add the tomatoes, garlic salt, and water to the chicken; stir. Season with 1 1/2 teaspoon garam masala. Bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer another 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Stir the remaining 1/2 teaspoon garam masala through the mixture. Raise heat to medium and bring mixture to a boil. Cook until the chicken no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 5 minutes more. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).
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Reviews

Old Mumsy
20
6/17/2009

I think I'll stick to my regular Indian dishes. Having only the garam masala--and too much of it at that--made this a little bitter. I realize this is a light dish, but it still seemed to be missing something. Maybe basmati rice would help balance things.

DinnerDiva
17
6/9/2009

Garam Masala is an Indian spice blend, there are several recipes for it on Allrecipes - it's also available commercially. I used a commercial variety. Although I don't think this is a very authentic Indian recipe, it' still very tasty. I think the author could have added that it should be served with basmati rice because it just doesn't make it alone. I made it just as written (but served it with rice), next time I'll add something to it - maybe green peas would be a good addition. Hubby gave it a 4 and I agree. It's a good way to use boneless chicken and is relatively low fat. I thought it was very, very good, but it's not "the best light chicken dish I ever had".

KARISSAM
16
3/30/2010

This was so easy to make and tasted great! I cut the chicken into cubes, used about 3 tsp garam masala, used a white onion instead of green onions, and also added peas like other reviewers. Then I served it over white rice. Oh, and I also added some extra salt too. I found a pre-made garam masala spice at my local health food store in the bulk spice section and that is what I used. This was my first attempt at an Indian inspired dish and was very happy with the results! Will definitely make again!