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Cilantro-Mint Chicken

Boneless chicken marinated in a flavorful and aromatic marinade and is pan fried…deliciousness overloaded and very healthy…

I did facetime with my sister and niece in the afternoon and she told me that she had made green chicken for lunch. Perfect timing, as I was quite confused about what to make for my lunch. I didn’t think twice, went ahead and made green chicken.

Boneless chicken was marinated in a marinade that was made by pureeing: ginger, garlic, green chilies, whole cardamom, mint leaves, cilantro, curry leaves and whole peppercorns. This marinade is overloaded with flavor and aroma. I let the chicken rest for a few minutes and then cooked in a pan till chicken turned golden brown. This is a dry dish without any gravy, and I served this along with tomato rice. The green chicken tasted absolutely delicious, my Man and I finished it in no time. I’ll be making this quite often hereafter.

This makes a perfect appetizer or can be served along with rice, roti or can be made into wraps.

Green Chicken Recipe

Cooking Video

Green Chicken- Cilantro Mint Chicken
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Recipe type: Appetiser
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4 People
  • Chicken breasts, boneless, cubed- 2 breasts
  • Coconut Oil- 1 tbsp
  • Salt- 1 tsp
  • Lime or lemon juice- 1 tbsp
For making the marinade
  • Green onions, chopped- 2 stalks
  • Garlic- 3 cloves
  • Ginger- 2-inch slice
  • Whole black peppercorns- 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds- ½ tsp
  • Mint leaves- ½ cup
  • Cilantro, chopped- ¼ cup
  • Water- ½ cup
  1. Into a blender jar, add all the above-mentioned ingredients 'for making the marinade', grind to a smooth paste.
  2. Cut the chicken breasts into cubes and add them into a bowl.
  3. Or use chicken thighs or bone-in pieces.
  4. Pour the marinade over the chicken, combine well and let marinate for 30 minutes to an hour.
  5. Place a non-stick pan over medium heat.
  6. Add the marinated chicken along with the marinade that's left in the bowl.
  7. Cook covered till the chicken has almost cooked.
  8. Open the lid, cook uncovered till the liquid has dried off.
  9. If you want this dish to be spicy, add ½ tsp ground black pepper.
  10. Increase the heat to high.
  11. Add coconut oil, stir fry for 2 minutes.
  12. Add lime or lemon juice, stir fry for 2 minutes till the chicken has turned golden brown.
  13. Let the chicken turn golden brown, that's when this dish will taste delicious.
  14. This is a dry dish and can be served as an appetizer- if you prefer you can insert a toothpick into each cooked chicken cube. Or serve along with rice, roti etc. Or can be made into wraps or sandwiches.
  15. Absolutely flavor-packed mint chicken, enjoy.



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