Spicy Ginger and Black Pepper Chicken

Spicy Ginger and Black Pepper Chicken


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About this recipe: A simple and delightful Pakistani chicken recipe. Chicken is simmered with tomatoes, ginger, chillies and black pepper. You can adjust the amounts of spices to your preference. Serve with freshly cooked rice.


Serves: 6 

  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 (1.8kg) whole chicken, cut into 16 pieces
  • 4 tablespoons diced fresh tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons ginger paste
  • 1 Scotch bonnet chillies, chopped or to taste
  • 2 teaspoons black peppercorns, coarsely crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 125ml water

Prep:25min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:55min 

  1. Heat oil over medium-high heat in a large pan. Lightly brown the chicken on all sides in the oil. Turn heat to low, then stir in the tomatoes, ginger paste, chillies, crushed peppercorn and salt. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
  2. Pour in the water and turn the pieces of chicken over. Cover and continue cooking until the chicken is done, about 15 minutes more, adding additional water as necessary.

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