Chicken Bhuna

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Chicken Bhuna

An Indian dish with flavorful fried onions, savory herbs, and mouthwatering spices is called chicken bhuna. Enjoy with naan bread and freshly made basmati rice.

Prep Time:
20 mins

Servings:
4

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Cook Time:
40 mins

Total Time:
1 hr

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 medium onions, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 green chiles, halved lengthways (Optional)
  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon curry paste, such as Patak’s
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped

Method of Chicken Bhuna

Step 1

In a nonstick pan, heat the oil over high heat. When the onion has softened, about 5 minutes, add salt and continue to simmer and stir.

Step 2

Stir in ginger and garlic until fragrant over low heat. Add heated water; cover, and simmer for about 5 minutes while stirring regularly for the water to evaporate.

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Step 3

Add the chili powder, ground coriander, cumin, and turmeric; stir and simmer over high heat for 5 minutes, or until the spices are fragrant. Add tomatoes and green chiles after stirring; cover and simmer for 5 minutes on low heat.

Step 4

Add the chicken; cook and stir over high heat for 5 to 7 minutes, or until browned. Stir in the curry paste; turn the heat down to low, cover the pan, and cook for about 5 minutes, or until the chicken is thoroughly cooked. Verify the seasoning and add some cilantro that has just been chopped.

Chicken Bhuna

Nutrition Facts

12g
Protein

612mg
Sodium

182
Calories

625mg
Potassium

9g
Fat

8g
Sugar

26mg
Cholesterol

54mg
Calcium

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