A Deliciously Spicy Achar Chicken Recipe

Are you ready for a spice-filled ride? Achar chicken is a classic South Asian dish bursting with flavor and a hint of heat. This dish is so mouthwatering and addictive, you won’t be able to have only one bite! Made traditionally with Indian pickle masala, this dish has been passed down from generation to generation, and is now widely enjoyed throughout the world.

The key to great achar chicken is finding the perfect balance of flavors — it should be tangy and pungent, with a hint of spice. With a few simple ingredients, you can create a restaurant-quality meal at home. Let’s get cooking.


– 4 Boneless Chicken Thighs
– 2 Tbsp Canola Oil
– 2 Tsp Garlic, minced
– 2 Tsp Grated Ginger
– 2 Tsp Indian Pickle Masala
– 2 Tbsp ground Coriander
– 1 Tsp Paprika
– 2 Tsp Black Pepper
– Salt, to taste
– 1 Tsp Red Chili Powder, optional
– 2 Tbsp Chopped Fresh Coriander, to garnish


1. Heat the canola oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

2. Add the chicken and season with salt. Cook for 2-3 minutes per side, or until chicken is cooked through and lightly browned.

3. Add the garlic, ginger, pickle masala, ground coriander, paprika, black pepper, and red chili powder (if using). Stir and cook for 1-2 minutes.

4. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened.

5. Serve the achar chicken over cooked basmati rice and garnish with fresh coriander.

Achar chicken is a hearty and delicious meal that is sure to impress. The tanginess of the pickle masala is balanced perfectly with the aromatic spices, creating an unforgettable flavor experience. If you’re looking for something different to add to your dinner rotation, achar chicken might just be it!

If you’re craving something even more festive, try serving achar chicken with pakoras or naan bread. You can also use leftovers to make delicious wraps the next day. For a vegetarian option, try substituting the chicken with potatoes or paneer. Whatever you choose, you won’t be disappointed!

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