Chicken Jalfrezi

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 243.7
  • Total Fat: 10.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 76.1 mg
  • Sodium: 616.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 9.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.0 g
  • Protein: 27.8 g

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Number of Servings: 6


    2 tbs. vegetable oil
    1 large onion, sliced
    1 c. green bell pepper, sliced
    1 c. red bell pepper, sliced
    2. cloves garlic, minced
    1.5 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken thighs or breasts
    1 tbs. turmeric
    1 tsp. chili powder*
    1.5 tsp. salt
    1 14.5 oz. can peeled, diced tomatoes
    2 tbs. clarified butter (ghee)
    1 tbs. cumin
    1 tbs. coriander
    2 tbs. fresh ginger, grated
    1/2 c. fresh cilantro, chopped


1. Heat the oil in a large deep skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions garlic, and peppers, and cook for about 2 minutes. Add the chicken, and season with turmeric, chili powder and salt. Fry gently, scraping the bottom of the pan frequently and turning the chicken.

2. Pour in the tomatoes with their juice, cover the pan, and simmer over medium heat for 20 minutes.

3. Uncover, and simmer for another 10 minutes to let the excess liquid evaporate.

4. Add the clarified butter (ghee), cumin, ground coriander, ginger and cilantro, and simmer for another 5 to 7 minutes. Serve the chicken pieces with sauce spooned over the top.

*To make this dish spicier, you can add more chili powder and cayenne pepper.

Makes 6 servings.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user KKO03001.

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  • Very Good
    Good recipe, I added all the spices together and extra chili powder with a green chili. Thanks for sharing. - 11/10/18

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  • Incredible!
    It not like the jalfrezi from the restaurant I went to, but when is the home version ever the same? My hubby and I loved it. I'm thinking of trying the same thing with lamb. - 3/27/09

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