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Pakistani Potato Chicken Recipe
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Pakistani Potato Chicken

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"This is a slightly spicy Pakistani dish of chicken and potatoes."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    50 mins

    1 hr 15 mins


  1. Heat vegetable oil in a pot over medium heat. Stir in garlic paste and ginger; cook and stir for about 1 minute. Add the minced chile, cumin, salt, and yogurt.
  2. Stir in chicken pieces and bell pepper. Cover pot and simmer over low heat, until the oil separates and chicken is mostly cooked, 20 to 30 minutes.
  3. Mix in potatoes; add a little water, if necessary. Cook on low heat until potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes more. Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 12, 2003

Made two batches of this recipe. First one was too mild for everyone who tried it but I doubled the spices and yogurt for the second one and it was great!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 24, 2005

Definitely needed altering as others suggested in their reviews. I double the spices and yoghurt and added 2 t each of Turmeric and Chicken Stock. Also needed to add about 2 cups of warm water to cook the potato. Was really nice and filling with the alterations.


23 Ratings

Apr 09, 2004

Very, very good. I used garlic powder instead of paste increased the yogurt and also added red chiles finely diced for extra kick. Note that you had add the potatoes to the chicken mixture sooner than the recipe says, as a way to save time.

Jul 15, 2004

I love this recipe and have made it for a few years to rave reviews of friends and family. Like many other reviewers, however, I usually double the yogurt and spices. It's also worked well with the addition of chickpeas and a couple of diced tomatoes.

Jun 23, 2003

This is such an easy and delicious meal. I agree with another review I saw, though. We intend to double the spices and yogurt the next time we make it.

Nov 11, 2005

I altered this recipe a little because I had to use the spices I had at home. I used garam masala, some sambar powder, and ground ginger. I made this for my bf who is from Pakistan and he liked it ok. He only liked the chicken, but he is a picky eater. I had to add MUCH more spices than the recipe called for, probably at least tripled the amount, and he said the spices were just right, but he likes it very spicy. For the Americanized version, I still think it would be better to add a little more spices than the recipe calls for. I also had to use more yogurt at the last minute than it called for to give it a creamier consistency and it still got a little dry. Overall, good flavor, but double yogurt and spices. Might cook again minus the vegetables as my bf is such a picky eater.

Jul 15, 2003

Tasted very good, but not a family favorite. Even though it didn't please everyone it was enjoyable. I most likely will not make it again.

Jul 15, 2003

This definitely had a "different" taste to it. But my boyfriend and I really liked it!


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  • Calories
  • 674 kcal
  • 34%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 26.6 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 171 mg
  • 57%
  • Fat
  • 41.6 g
  • 64%
  • Fiber
  • 3.5 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 45.9 g
  • 92%
  • Sodium
  • 233 mg
  • 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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