Protein-Packed Dinner

Indian Spiced Chicken

with Onions and Pineapple
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Indian Spiced Chicken

Indian Spiced Chicken - The elegant way to spice up meat - in a hearty, fragrant stew

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Health Score:
8,6 / 10
1 hr 5 min.
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Nutritional values

There is a lot of valuable protein in this spicy chicken. In addition, the body gets a nutrient kick from iron, which is an important component of the blood pigment, and vitamin B6, which is involved in blood formation and helps in the undisturbed build-up and breakdown of protein building blocks.

Serve the chicken with brown rice. In addition to filling fibers, it provides vitamin B1, which is important for the undisturbed functioning of heart and kidneys.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie604 kcal(29 %)
Protein57 g(58 %)
Fat32 g(28 %)
Carbohydrates18 g(12 %)
Sugar added1 g(4 %)
Roughage2.5 g(8 %)
Vitamin A0.1 mg(13 %)
Vitamin D0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E2.8 mg(23 %)
Vitamin B₁0.3 mg(30 %)
Vitamin B₂0.6 mg(55 %)
Niacin24.9 mg(208 %)
Vitamin B₆0.8 mg(57 %)
Folate42 μg(14 %)
Pantothenic acid2.3 mg(38 %)
Biotin10.1 μg(22 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.8 μg(27 %)
Vitamin C28 mg(29 %)
Potassium816 mg(20 %)
Calcium75 mg(8 %)
Magnesium93 mg(31 %)
Iron4.7 mg(31 %)
Iodine3 μg(2 %)
Zinc3.9 mg(49 %)
Saturated fatty acids7.6 g
Uric acid375 mg
Cholesterol170 mg
Development of this recipe:


2 garlic
1 piece fresh ginger
1 teaspoon Coriander
½ teaspoon Cumin
1 teaspoon brown Mustard seed
½ teaspoon Turmeric
½ teaspoon Garam Masala (Indian spice blend)
6 Chicken legs (each about 6 oz.)
1 Pineapple (about 36 oz.)
1 red chile pepper
1 Lime
cane sugar
6 tablespoons vegetable oil
½ bunch cilantro
6 onions
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Kitchen utensils

1 oven-proof Skillet, 2 Bowls, 1 Small bowl, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Peeler, 1 Fine grater, 1 Whisk, 1 Mortar, 1 Corer, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Plastic wrap, 1 Slotted spatula, 1 Citrus juicer

Preparation steps

Indian Spiced Chicken preparation step 1

Peel the garlic and chop coarsely. Peel and grate the ginger root.

Indian Spiced Chicken preparation step 2

Crush the coriander, cumin and mustard seeds in a mortar. Add garlic and ginger and grind to make a smooth paste. Mix in the turmeric and garam masala.

Indian Spiced Chicken preparation step 3

Rinse chicken legs and pat dry. Separate thighs and drumsticks at the joints. Remove skin if desired. 

Indian Spiced Chicken preparation step 4

Rub chicken pieces in a bowl with the spice paste and let marinate for 2 hours.

Indian Spiced Chicken preparation step 5

Meanwhile, peel and cut the pineapple into thin slices, then core and arrange slices decoratively on a plate.

Indian Spiced Chicken preparation step 6

Halve chile pepper lengthwise, remove seeds, rinse and pat dry. Cut chile into thin strips. Squeeze juice from lime. Mix 3 tablespoons juice with salt, sugar and 3 tablespoons of oil.

Indian Spiced Chicken preparation step 7

Rinse cilantro, shake dry, pluck leaves, chop half coarsely and stir into the chile sauce. Pour sauce over pineapple, cover with plastic wrap and let marinate. at room temperature until ready to serve.

Indian Spiced Chicken preparation step 8

Peel the onions and slice approximately 1/4 inch thick. 

Indian Spiced Chicken preparation step 9

Heat remaining oil in an oven-proof skillet and cook onion slices for 1 minute, stirring.

Indian Spiced Chicken preparation step 10

Remove chicken from marinade and season with salt. Add to skillet and roast in a preheated oven at 400°F until chicken is cooked through, turning chicken halfway through, about 35 minutes. Serve chicken, onions, and pineapple, garnished with remaining coriander.


Cyndy from EAT SMARTER's picture
To make the recipe spicier you can double the chile pepper or add a dash of cayenne.
What other spices could I add to make it spicier?