Taste the Authenticity of Pakistani Ginger Chicken
Are you looking to add an adventurous twist into your weekly meal plan? Then try Pakistani Ginger Chicken – a delicious and flavorful combination of crisp ginger and succulent chicken. Traditionally served with a side of fragrant basmati rice, its unique flavor is sure to please the palate of everyone at the table.
– 2 pounds of boneless and skinless chicken breasts, cut into chunks
– 3 tablespoons freshly grated ginger
– ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric
– 1 teaspoon ground chili powder
– 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
– 1 cinnamon stick
– 1 teaspoon cumin
– 2 teaspoons garam marsala
– 2 cloves of garlic, minced
– ½ cup chicken broth
– 2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lime juice
– Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
1. Heat the oil in a large pan, add the chicken and season with salt and pepper.
2. Cook the chicken until it is lightly golden brown and lightly crisped on the edges.
3. Add the garlic, ginger, turmeric, chili powder and cumin to the pan and stir until the chicken is well coated.
4. Add the chicken broth and let simmer for 30 minutes or longer until the chicken is cooked through.
5. When the chicken is cooked, remove from the heat and stir in the garam marsala and lime juice.
6. Serve with fragrant basmati rice and enjoy!
This dish is full of traditional flavors that are common across Pakistani and Indian cuisine. The combination of cumin and garam marsala gives a unique twist and the fresh ginger gives a unique kick of flavor that helps to enhance the overall profile of the chicken.
If you’re looking for a dish with a bit of a kick, this is perfect for you – the chili powder gives it a pleasant heat but not too much that it is overwhelming. Additionally, if you’re cooking for someone who doesn’t enjoy too much heat, you can adjust the amount of chili powder used to suit the preference.
The great thing about this dish is that it can be paired with a range of sides – whether you prefer traditional basmati rice, flatbreads, or a combination of vegetables and salads, the spices used make it a great base for many accompaniments.
For another recipe with a similar flavor profile, try cooking up some Pakistani Chicken Karahi – it’s made with tomato and spices instead of ginger, but with a similar fragrant aroma.