This is a wonderful light chicken dish. It adds a taste of exotic to an everyday meal. Quick and easy to make, and very tasty! I had it tonight and was wowed! This is the best light chicken dish I have ever had.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place the chicken breasts in the hot oil and cook until browned on one side, about 3 minutes. Flip the chicken and add the onions; cook another 2 minutes. Add the tomatoes, garlic salt, and water to the chicken; stir. Season with 1 1/2 teaspoon garam masala. Bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer another 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

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  • Stir the remaining 1/2 teaspoon garam masala through the mixture. Raise heat to medium and bring mixture to a boil. Cook until the chicken no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 5 minutes more. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts

158 calories; 4.9 g total fat; 49 mg cholesterol; 523 mg sodium. 7.6 g carbohydrates; 21.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/30/2010
This was so easy to make and tasted great! I cut the chicken into cubes used about 3 tsp garam masala used a white onion instead of green onions and also added peas like other reviewers. Then I served it over white rice. Oh and I also added some extra salt too. I found a pre-made garam masala spice at my local health food store in the bulk spice section and that is what I used. This was my first attempt at an Indian inspired dish and was very happy with the results! Will definitely make again! Read More
(19)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
06/17/2009
I think I'll stick to my regular Indian dishes. Having only the garam masala--and too much of it at that--made this a little bitter. I realize this is a light dish but it still seemed to be missing something. Maybe basmati rice would help balance things. Read More
(24)
22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
03/30/2010
This was so easy to make and tasted great! I cut the chicken into cubes used about 3 tsp garam masala used a white onion instead of green onions and also added peas like other reviewers. Then I served it over white rice. Oh and I also added some extra salt too. I found a pre-made garam masala spice at my local health food store in the bulk spice section and that is what I used. This was my first attempt at an Indian inspired dish and was very happy with the results! Will definitely make again! Read More
(19)
Rating: 2 stars
06/17/2009
I think I'll stick to my regular Indian dishes. Having only the garam masala--and too much of it at that--made this a little bitter. I realize this is a light dish but it still seemed to be missing something. Maybe basmati rice would help balance things. Read More
(24)
Rating: 4 stars
03/30/2010
This was so easy to make and tasted great! I cut the chicken into cubes used about 3 tsp garam masala used a white onion instead of green onions and also added peas like other reviewers. Then I served it over white rice. Oh and I also added some extra salt too. I found a pre-made garam masala spice at my local health food store in the bulk spice section and that is what I used. This was my first attempt at an Indian inspired dish and was very happy with the results! Will definitely make again! Read More
(19)
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Rating: 4 stars
06/09/2009
Garam Masala is an Indian spice blend there are several recipes for it on Allrecipes - it's also available commercially. I used a commercial variety. Although I don't think this is a very authentic Indian recipe it' still very tasty. I think the author could have added that it should be served with basmati rice because it just doesn't make it alone. I made it just as written (but served it with rice) next time I'll add something to it - maybe green peas would be a good addition. Hubby gave it a 4 and I agree. It's a good way to use boneless chicken and is relatively low fat. I thought it was very very good but it's not "the best light chicken dish I ever had". Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/15/2010
Agree this is an excellent simple and quick base alone or to add to. To enhance: suggest carrots and onions and to enhance flavor use chicken broth instead of water and add some ginger. To kick it up add some red pepper. The Basmati rice is a must and cooking in clay pot on 400 for about 45 minutes soaked in the flavors. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/10/2009
I added the peas as many suggested and my family - not particularly versed in indian food ( I was breaking them in easy) - LOVED it. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2011
I thoroughly enjoyed this recipe and took the advice of others to add a few peas. I served it over Jasmin rice and it was so flavorful! Will definitely make this again. Very simple to put together too! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/09/2009
I couldn't find Garam Masala at my grocery store so ended up using a random Indian spice mix that sounded similar. Not sure how similar it was to Garam Masala. I also ended up using fire diced tomato's because that was all that i had it my cupboard. So i am not sure how similar to the original recipe it ended up being! Regardless it was very tasty and i will definitely make it again! I would agree with the above reviewer in saying that it would be good with rice as well. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/25/2009
Added peas and rice and I thought it was really easy and yummy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/11/2012
This was good and I followed the advice of the others and added peas as well as carrots with mine. That really bolstered the taste and made it a very hearty dish along with some long grain white rice. Read More
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