The inspiration for this Easy Chicken Korma recipe is an expansion of the recipes that I have tried from the INDIAN CUISINE DIABETES COOKBOOK. Earlier this week, I posted a HEALTHY CHICKEN BIRYANI and a couple weeks back a NILGIRI MURGH (CHICKEN) KORMA. The spices of Indian food are so strong and so flavorful.
This chicken dish comes together so easily and very quickly. The chicken is rubbed with eight different spices. These spices have so much flavor and are married with very familiar American spices. The spices include cardamon, coriander, cloves, black pepper, ground cinnamon, smoked paprika and cayenne pepper. The spices are mixed well, and then, the dry rub is rubbed into the chicken and set aside.
The chicken is then cook with shallots and ginger. After the shallots are cooked down, the chicken is removed from the skillet and added to a cast iron skillet to get a good browning on them. Use the cast iron skillet on high heat and the chicken only needs to cook for 1 – 2 minutes.
The spice ingredients.
The chicken, shallots and ginger cooking down.
Browning the chicken in the cast iron skillet.
The Easy Chicken Korma Plated.
Easy Chicken Korma
- 8 Whole Chicken Thighs Cut into 1" cubes
- 2 Tbsp Canola Oil divided
- 2 Inches Fresh Ginger minced
- 3 Whole Large Shallots sliced
- 2 Tsp Ground Coriander
- 2 Tsp Ground Cardamon
- 1 Tsp Ground Cinnamon
- 2 Tsp Black Pepper
- 1 Tsp Fennel Seeds
- 2 Tsp Smoked Paprika
- 1 Tsp Cayenne Pepper
- 1/2 Tsp Ground Cloves
- 1 Cup Rice
Prep the chicken by cutting into 1" pieces.
Cook rice according to instructions.
Next, begin combining all the seasoning ingredients. Add the chicken and let marinate for 1 hour.
Add 1 tbsp of oil to a Dutch oven on medium high heat. Add the chicken, shallots and ginger to the Dutch oven. Cook until the shallots have softened - about 5 minutes. Remove the chicken and set aside.
Heat a cast iron skillet on high heat with the remaining oil. Take the chicken and brown on each side. Return to the Dutch oven and simmer for another minute.
Serve and enjoy!