"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." — breezermom
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4 (3 ounce)
skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
green onions, chopped
1 1/2 cups
garam masala, divided
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!
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.
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".
Agree this is an excellent, simple and quick base alone or to add to. To enhance: suggest carrots and onions, and to enhance flavor use chicken broth instead of water and add some ginger. To kick it up, add some red pepper. The Basmati rice is a must, and cooking in clay pot on 400 for about 45 minutes soaked in the flavors.
I added the peas, as many suggested, and my family - not particularly versed in indian food ( I was breaking them in easy) - LOVED it. Thanks!
I thoroughly enjoyed this recipe and took the advice of others to add a few peas. I served it over Jasmin rice and it was so flavorful! Will definitely make this again. Very simple to put together, too!
Added peas and rice and I thought it was really easy and yummy!
I couldn't find Garam Masala at my grocery store, so ended up using a random Indian spice mix that sounded similar. Not sure how similar it was to Garam Masala. I also ended up using fire diced tomato's because that was all that i had it my cupboard. So i am not sure how similar to the original recipe it ended up being! Regardless, it was very tasty and i will definitely make it again! I would agree with the above reviewer in saying that it would be good with rice as well.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Garam Masala Chicken
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 158
** Calories from Fat: 44
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