Cooking Up Delicious Mint Chicken

Are you hungry and looking for a delicious, savory meal that packs a punch? Look no further; as today we are discussing mint chicken, a unique dish with complex ingredients and traditional cultural implications that will quickly become a staple meal in any home.

The ingredients and preparation of this mint chicken dish are deceptively simple yet packed with savory and flavorful surprises. You will need: 2 pounds boneless and skinless chicken cut into cubes, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 2 garlic cloves minced, 1 teaspoon ground cumin, 2 tablespoons of butter, 2 tablespoons of fresh mint leaves chopped, 2 teaspoons of lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and 3/4 cup chicken broth.


To prepare the mint chicken, first heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add the chicken cubes and garlic and cook for about 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the chicken is golden brown. Add the cumin, butter, mint leaves, lemon juice, pepper and salt, and stir to combine.

Next, add the chicken broth to the pan and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer the chicken for about 10 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened and the chicken is cooked through.

Serving the Mint Chicken

Our recipe serves 6 people, so you will have plenty of mint chicken for everyone. Serve the dish with a side of cooked basmati rice and a fresh garden salad for a meal that is sure to please.

As you can see, traditional ingredients and flavors, combined with a unique preparation, make this mint chicken dish a sure winner. Its bold flavors reflect the influence of southern African cultures, and its versatility pairs nicely with many different side dishes. Serve this mint chicken during special occasions, or simply to satisfy your weeknight cravings! Don’t forget to check out other delicious variations such as our spicy peppermint chicken for an extra kick!