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Ginger Chicken

Ginger Chicken with Green Beans and Cilantro sauce

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Marination time 8 hrs
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Main Dish, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people
Calories 241 kcal


  • 300 g chicken
  • 150 g haricot beans

For the marination

  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tsp Ginger finely chopped
  • 3 tsp garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp amchoor
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp salt

For the Cilantro Sauce

  • 1/2 cup coriander leaves
  • 4 garlic cloves roasted/fried
  • 1/2 tsp amchoor powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 green chillies
  • 2 tbsp curd


  • Marinate the chicken with all the ingredients except for the beans. Preferably marinate it overnight but at least an hour should be good if you are in a hurry, I often am.
  • Heat a frying pan with oil and place the chicken, skin side down on high heat and let it brown and crisp up. Do not move it or try to flip it in between.
  • Once it has been on high heat for at least 5-8 mins, check the colour and if its deep golden brown, flip the pieces, reduce the flame to low, cover and cook for about 12-15 mins.
  • Meanwhile, blanch the green beans in hot water, to partially cook them and then add it to the same pan as the chicken and let it continue to cook and crisp up.
  • For the cilantro sauce, grind together the coriander leaves, roasted/fried garlic, ginger, cumin powder, amchoor powder and salt. Grind to a coarse paste. Check for seasoning.
  • Transfer to a bowl and add in curd, lime juice and whisk well. Best served cold.
  • Once the chicken is cooked, take it out of the pan and let it rest for about 5 mins before you slice/serve it.
  • Toss the beans in the pan and serve with the chicken and cilantro sauce. You can also pair it up with some creamy mashed potatoes. Enjoy!


Always adjust salt & chillies to taste. The recipe is a rough indicator and we at home eat medium to high spice.


Calories: 241kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 17gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 2029mgPotassium: 339mgFiber: 4gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 888IUVitamin C: 27mgCalcium: 73mgIron: 2mg
Keyword cilantro sauce, ginger chicken, grilled chicken, roasted chicken
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