Chicken and Pea Masala

8:20 AM

This Indian dish was prepared much easier than most because I took a few shortcuts.  I didn’t have time to go to every type of grocer, so I stuck with the one nearby.   I was originally going to prepare Bon Appetit’s Paneer Curry, but I improvised.  My neighborhood grocery store had a can of classic masala sauce, which I used to replace some of the ingredients I didn’t have.  I will make this dish over and over again.  It’s incredible with some basmati rice and either garlic bread or naan.  I am so happy the recipe made so much because there are leftovers!  I know what I’ll be having for lunch!
Want more yummy Indian dishes, try: Palak Paneer, Lentils Curry, Turkey Keema, or Indian Spiced Chicken.
What You Will Need:

1 lb thinly sliced boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1 inch cubes
1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes
1 can of JYOTi Class Masala Sauce
1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
2 large garlic cloves, minced

2 T fresh ginger, minced
1 (10 oz) bag frozen peas, thawed
1 C uncooked basmati rice
1 tsp unsalted butter
What You Already Have:
2 T flour
1 tsp turmeric
2 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp cumin seeds
Olive oil
Dash of salt
Medium bowl
Large non-stick skillet
Medium sauce pan with lid
Plate lined with paper towel
1)      Coat chicken with flour in medium bowl.

2)      Heat 2 T olive oil in large skillet, add chicken.  Cook chicken until browned on both sides.  Transfer to plate lined with paper towel.

3)      Heat 2 T olive oil in skillet.  Add cumin and onion.  Cook until onions are translucent.

4)      Add ginger, garlic and coriander to skillet.  Cook for one minute.
5)      Add masala sauce and 3/4 can of tomatoes skillet.  Reserve remaining tomatoes for another use.  Stir in about ½ C water.  Bring to boil, cover and simmer for about 15 minutes.

6)      While sauce is cooking, prepare rice.
7)      Mix rice, butter, salt and 1 ¾ C water to medium sauce pan.  Bring to boil, reduce to simmer and cover.  Cook for 15 minutes.  Remove from heat.
8)      Remove lid from sauce and add chicken and peas.  Cook until heated through.

9)      Serve with rice.
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  1. Yum, that looks so delicious! If you'd like, I wanted to invite you over to share your best recipes at my new link party, Recipe Sharing Monday. I'd love for you to join in the fun :o)

  2. Looks yummy! I had to laugh at your second sentence - one thing I've found a teensy bit frustrating since moving, is having to go to a million different places to get all the ingredients I need to make a dish! Love Indian, so will definitely try this one:)

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  4. I LOVE this, and need to try it ASAP. I'm definitely following. :0)


  5. I'm going to try this one for sure! I love Indian food, but rarely make it at home. My husband wants me to make him naan bread. Do you have that recipe? It's probably way beyond my skills.

  6. Wow...this looks amazing! I've often wondered how busy working mothers can create amazing dinners! I am a stay at home mother, and while I'm super busy, it takes every bit of energy I have to make creative meals for my family! Thank you for sharing!



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