Pakistani Potato Chicken


This is a slightly spicy Pakistani dish of chicken and potatoes.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
6 servings


  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 2 teaspoons garlic paste

  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger root

  • 1 teaspoon round red chile pepper, minced, or to taste

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • salt to taste

  • ¼ cup plain yogurt

  • 1 (3 pound) broiler/fryer chicken, cut up and skin removed

  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped

  • 4 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes

  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped cilantro, for garnish


  1. Heat vegetable oil in a pot over medium heat. Stir in garlic paste and ginger; cook and stir for about 1 minute. Add the minced chile, cumin, salt, and yogurt.

  2. Stir in chicken pieces and bell pepper. Cover pot and simmer over low heat, until the oil separates and chicken is mostly cooked, 20 to 30 minutes.

  3. Mix in potatoes; add a little water, if necessary. Cook on low heat until potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes more. Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

675 Calories
42g Fat
27g Carbs
46g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 675
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 42g 53%
Saturated Fat 11g 53%
Cholesterol 171mg 57%
Sodium 233mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 46g
Vitamin C 48mg 240%
Calcium 65mg 5%
Iron 3mg 19%
Potassium 1094mg 23%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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