Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Indian Chicken Bits


Indian Chicken Bits recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen


As soon as I saw the ingredient list and the simplicity of this recipe, I knew I'd be making this soon. As it turned out, there was not a distinct Indian flavor to this dish. The chicken was loaded with great flavor and just a hint of spicy heat. We all enjoyed it very much.

This is a very easy meal, maybe 30 minutes start to finish and that included letting the chicken rest for a while. With a house full of sick kids last week, I was thrilled that my husband was able to toss this together for a simple lunch this weekend. I can easily see this as an appetizer or a main dish. I'm planning to make it again later this month to serve on top of a salad.

I served this with Roasted Potato Wedges and Po'dunk Sauce. The sauce was delicious as a dip for the potatoes. I couldn't resist trying it as a dip for the chicken as well and I really enjoyed it that way too. If you have fresh zucchini, toss it in the pan right after the chicken and make this delicious Sauteed Spiced Zucchini.


Indian Chicken Bits
recipe from Quick and Easy Indian Cooking via Bo's Bowl
(printable recipe)

1 - 1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken, I used thighs (the original recipe was for breasts)
3 tablespoons light flavored olive oil or coconut oil, divided
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon thyme
1 teaspoon paprika
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
1 /4 teaspoon cayenne

Dice the chicken into small pieces, approximately 3/4"-1" in size. Set aside in a medium size bowl. In a small dish or measuring cup, combine all of the spices. Add 1 tablespoon of oil (melted if using coconut oil) and all of the spices to the bowl with the chicken. Toss well to combine. Let rest for at least 10 minutes.

Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a very large skillet over high heat. When the oil is hot, add the chicken. Saute, turning or stirring constantly, until the chicken is browned on the outside and cooked through. This took just a few minutes. Be careful not to overcook the chicken.

Remove the chicken pieces from the pan when they are finished cooking. Because the pieces are small, they will dry out if left in the hot pan. Enjoy!

Indian Chicken Bits recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen


18 comments:

  1. I saw these on Bo's bowl too and I think I pinned them they sounded so yummy.

    Sorry you had sick kids last week. Hopefully everyone is doing better...I have a sick one here today, not fun:-(.

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  2. Mmmmmmm... those look fantastic, Mary! And dipped in the podunk sauce, I bet they'd be even better :)

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  3. I love having a dipping sauce. These chicken bites look very good. I bet you could even cut a little bigger and use skewers on the grill. Yum!

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  4. Looks very tasty. Hope everyone is feeling better too!

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  5. I can appreciate a quick meal especially on those emergency times! This one looks very tasty and the fact that it is made in no time gives it extra points in my kitchen!

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  6. This does look easy and would please the whole crowd (family)! Glad your hubby pitched in and so sorry you have kids sick. That's not fun for them or you.

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  7. Great combination of spices for the chicken and I can see how good it would be with the sauce.

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  8. I love the combination of spices that this recipe uses. Sounds wonderful

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  9. sweet :) wish my hubby can cook too haha!

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  10. How sweet of your husband to throw this together! Mine does that sorta thing too - but why do they have to wait for someone to get sick? My husband's theory is that he would be so good at cooking that we would all demand his food everyday! :) This looks and sounds delicious!

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  11. These look so good! I had to pin them :)

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  12. That does sound really good! I could see using it in lettuce wraps too.

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  13. My new favorite recipe. Love this. I tried it with fish last night and it was incredible. Thank you and to your man! ;)

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    1. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed it! Thanks for letting me know. Have a great weekend!

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  14. I hope the kids are feeling better. How lucky to have a husband who makes such delicious meals.

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