Juicy and Flavorful Pakistani Chicken Jalfrezi is a boneless chicken curry served with white rice. It's a quick recipe perfect for a weeknight meal. Chicken jalfrezi leverages being a scrumptious dinner food, while also boasting being a quick, reliable, and relatively easy Pakistani dish.
WHAT IS CHICKEN JALFREZI?
Juicy and Flavorful Pakistani Chicken Jalfrezi features succulent pieces of boneless chicken simmered in a rich powdered spiced and bell pepper gravy with a tantalizing blend of a unique kick from the powdered spice creating a flavor explosion that is sure to satisfy your taste buds. It also mildly spiced in flavor just like other Pakistani dinner recipes like Tamatar Gosht, Butter Chicken, and Kadhi Pakora.
WHAT DOES JALFREZI MEAN?
The word "Jalfrezi" originates from Urdu (language spoken in Pakistan) Jhal meaning 'spicy' and frezi means 'stir-fry'. With that said I made this recipe mild spicy, not hot spicy.
WHICH CHICKEN CUT IS THE BEST FOR JALFREZI?
Chicken breast is chopped up into bite-sized pieces, or chicken thigh is used. I have never cooked chicken quarters bone-in with Chicken Jalfrezi.
Chicken- Like I said before highly recommended using chicken breast or thigh for this recipe.
Bell pepper- Any color of bell peppers will do great for this recipe.
Powdered spices- This recipe is all about a distinct flavor, the mixture of powdered spices will achieve a unique flavor (notice no whole spices in this recipe.)
HOW TO MAKE CHICKEN JELFREZI?
WHAT TO SERVE AND PAIR IT WITH?
Chicken Jalfrezi go hand in hand with white basmati rice but also can be eaten with chapati or Naan. Pair this recipe with Charsi Karahi, Seekh Kababs, Pakistani Beef Biryani (Instant Pot). Don't forget traditional dessert like Zarda, Kheer, or Meethi Seviyan (Sweet Vermicelli).
Let's Make Pakistani Chicken Jalfrezi!!!
Juicy and Flavorful Pakistan Chicken Jalfrezi
- ⅓ cup olive oil
- 1 medium onion finely chopped
- 1 lbs chicken breast chopped into bite-size
- 2 bell peppers
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp red pepper flakes
- ½ tsp turmeric powder
- 2 tsp coriander powder
- 1 tsp salt
- In a medium size pot, on medium heat, add oil and let it heat up.
- Now add onion, sauté until translucent.
- Add salt and powdered spices.
- Now mix well.
- Next add bell peppers and give it a good mix.
- Let it cook until bell peppers softens.
- Now add chicken and mix well.
- Let the it cook until it's tender.
- Serve it with white basmati rice.