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Masala Chicken

Masala Chicken

I made this chicken dish while in a rush as work was pending. I used fresh herbs from my balcony garden. I bought the herbs from Nan’s Garden Kenya. It is a very simple and very easy recipe to make – deliciousness being a bonus. Also excellent the next day. Enjoy!



1 Whole Chicken (at least 1.6 Kg at room temperature)

1 tbsp Garlic Powder

1 tbsp Paprika

1 tsp Ginger

2 tbsp Garam Masala

2 tbsp Marjoram

2 tbsp Thyme

1 tsp Rosemary

1 Bunch Dania (Coriander)

1/2 Lemon

5 Tomatoes

4 Onions

1 tbsp Brown Sugar

1 tbsp Tomato Paste

1 tbsp Cooking Oil

1/2 tsp Black Pepper

1&1/2 tsp Salt



  1. Mix the salt, spices and sugar in a small bowl and set aside.
  2. Separate the Dania stalks and leaves. Chop them both and put into separate bowls.
  3. Chop the chicken into pieces or leave whole if desired.
  4. Heat the oil (I used Rosemary Canola Oil from Mountain Oil) on medium heat in a large pot and add the onions, tomatoes, tomato paste and spice mix.
  5. Cook the onion, tomatoes, tomato paste and spice mix until it forms a paste.
  6. Increase the heat and add the chicken to brown (sear).
  7. Add enough water or chicken stock to cover the chicken and bring to a boil.
  8. Add the herbs and Dania stalks then after 5 minutes reduce the heat to medium-low where the chicken is just bubbling away.
  9. Partially cover the pot and leave to simmer for about 40-45 minutes or until the chicken is just falling off the bone.
  10. Squeeze the lemon over the chicken, sprinkle with the Dania leaves, and it is ready to serve.

I served the chicken with Bhajia and salad. Extremely Delicious!

Happy Cooking!!😃


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