Chicken Jalfarezi

Chicken Jalfarezi


"This is a popular Pakistani dish. This is a quick and tasty way to use leftover roast chicken. The sauce can also be used for any cooked poultry, lamb, or beef."


40 m servings 294 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 294 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 13.5 g
  • 21%
  • Carbs:
  • 9.6g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 32.8 g
  • 66%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 85 mg
  • 28%
  • Sodium:
  • 114 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat, and cook and stir the onion and garlic until tender. Mix in the tomato paste, tomatoes, and vinegar. Season with turmeric, cumin, coriander, chili powder, and garam masala. Continue to cook and stir until blended and heated through, about 10 minutes.
  2. Mix the red bell pepper and chicken into the skillet. Reduce heat, and simmer 6 to 8 minutes, until chicken is heated through. Season with salt. Garnish with cilantro sprigs to serve.
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  1. 37 Ratings


Fragrant while cooking and tasty while eating. I doubled all of the spices because our family found it too mild. Adding a little chicken or vegetable broth is helpful as it tends to dry out wh...

I added more garam masala only because I love the flavor of a stronger curry. Does Wajiha have more recipes available ? =-)

I cooked this in a 4 Quart slow cooker on low for 6-7 hrs. Did not need extra fluid. Used only two raw boneless chicken breasts cut up. Added 1/2c whole canned chickpeas, 1/4 c golden raisins, a...

Very good recipe - and very quick and easy. Doubled the amount of spices, but that's just personal taste. Is even better as leftovers as flavours have a chance to infuse overnight. Thanks for th...

I thought this was pretty good, easy to make and a nice low fat recipe. I wasn't sure what garam masala was, but got the impression it's like curry so I used that. (It worked anyway.) Only th...

I read over the reviews and took everyone's adjustments into consideration. I did, however, make some additional adjustments, so I am rating the basic recipe as best I can since I "tweaked" it s...

This was delicious! I'm glad I sought out the garam masala (had to go to a specialty store for that one!) because it added so much flavor! I substituted leftover turkey for the cooked chicken an...

Everyone loved this! It will be prepared again. Thanks!

Excellent recipe..I cut the recipe down to serving for 2.. I had it 2 nights in a row..was even better the second night...:-)