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Authentic Spicy Indian Chicken

Indian food has so much depth. My Authentic Spicy Indian Chicken goes deeper down the recipe chart to find a dish filled with unique, oh so good flavor.

Course dinner, Indian food
Cuisine Chicken, Gluten free, Indian Food
Keyword Chicken recipes, comfort food, Indian food, Indian recipes, Spicy
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Feed Your Soul Too


  • 6 Whole Chicken thighs
  • 1 Whole Shallot rough chop
  • 3 Cloves Garlic rough chop
  • 4 Inches Fresh ginger rough chop
  • 4 Inches Fresh turmeric
  • 4 Whole Jalapenos cut in slices
  • 1 Whole Lemongrass rough chop
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh cilantro
  • 2 Whole Limes zested
  • 1 Whole Lemon zested
  • 1 Tbsp Lemongrass paste
  • 1 Tbsp Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Chicken base
  • 1 Tbsp Olive oil


  1. Begin by combining the garlic, ginger, turmeric, cilantro, lemon & lime zest, and the lemongrass, lemongrass paste in your mortal & pestle. Begin mashing it well. Now, add the shallots and and mash well.

    Add the jalapenos to a wok and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from the wok and set aside.

    Heat the oil in a wok and add the spice mixture. Cook for 1 minute and add the chicken base and cook for another minute. Next, add a cup of water and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from the wok and set aside.

    Add the chicken to the wok and brown on all sides. Once browned, add back in the spice mixture and simmer for 15 minutes. Finish by adding back in the jalapenos and cook for 1 - 2 minutes.

    Serve with rice and enjoy!