Pepper Chicken

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Serves 3-4

The star ingredient in this dish is freshly cracked black pepper, making it a spicy and fragrant dish that goes superbly over rice or with some kind of bread.

500 gm
boneless chicken breasts, cubed
1 tsp
garlic paste
1 tsp
ginger paste
green chilli, chopped
capsicum/bell pepper, cubed
3 tbsp
onion, chopped
tomatoes, chopped
1 tsp
salt, or to taste
1/2 tsp
cumin powder
1/2 tsp
coriander powder
1/4 tsp
red chilli powder
2 tsp
tomato paste/puree
1 tbsp
roughly crushed black pepper
(freshly cracked)
1 tsp
lemon juice
fresh coriander for garnishing

Heat the oil in a pan, add chopped onions and fry until lightly golden. Then add the ginger and garlic pastes. Fry for a few seconds then add the chopped tomatoes and tomato paste. Cook these until completely softened. 

Next, add the chicken cubes, chopped chilli and capsicum. Sprinkle the salt, cumin powder, coriander powder, chilli powder and half the pepper powder. Stir fry on high heat for a few minutes, then add a splash of water. Cover and simmer on low heat until the chicken is fully cooked and tender. 

Finally sprinkle the remaining black pepper, taste and adjust salt and squeeze in the lemon juice. Give it a final stir and turn off the heat. I prefer this dish on the dry side, but for a saucier outcome, simply add a bit more water and simmer.

For a bbq flavor, light a coal, place it on a piece of foil in the center of your pan and drop a bit of oil directly on the lit coal. Cover the pan and let the smoke envelope the chicken for a minute. Open and discard the coal. Mix everything once more, garnish with coriander and serve.

Enjoy! :)



Assalam aleykum sister Fauzia, tried this yesterday, it was delicious. May Allah bless you abundantly. Are you planning to release a cook book soon? would make my life so simpler :)

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W/Salaam, thanks for the great feedback! At the moment I have not yet planned on releasing a book but it is in our future agenda inshaAllah. :)

Awsssmmmmm recipe...Jazaka allah fr ths lovely dish...