Indian Chicken Bites

Indian Chicken Bites


This is one of those meals that I like to keep for a Friday night.  It’s quick and easy, but feels like you are having Indian Take-away.  And it’s not too spicy for the kids either, so even my picky eater, The Vegemite Kid (who, I might add,  even tried gravy with his roast beef the other night!) loved it and asked for seconds and thirds even.  And he totally devoured the Cinnamon Chilli Roasted Potato Bites I served on the side, but predictably passed on the Po’dunk Sauce.  You Do Not! want to pass on the Po’dunk sauce!  I found this one over at Barefeet In The Kitchen, but originated from a cookbook called “Madhur Jaffrey’s Quick and Easy Indian Cooking”. Might have to get myself a copy of this one.

Indian Chicken Bites


6 Skinless, Boneless Chicken Breasts, diced

3 Tbl Olive Oil, divided

1 tsp Freshly Ground Black Pepper

1 tsp Cumin

1 tsp Thyme

1 tsp Paprika

3/4 tsp Salt

1/4 tsp Garlic Powder

1/4 tsp Tumeric

1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper


In a large bowl, combine the spices with 1 Tbl of the Olive Oil.  Stir to combine the spice mix and then add the diced chicken, tossing to ensure it is totally covered with the spice mixture.

Allow to marinate for 10 minutes.

Heat remaining 2 Tbl Oil in a large pan over high heat.

Add the chicken, and sauté until all sides of the chicken are golden and the chicken is cooked through.

Remove chicken from the pan immediately when cooked to avoid it drying out in the pan.

Serve with Cinnamon Chilli Roasted Potato Bites and Po’dunk Sauce.



About Rebekah

Hi, I'm Rebekah, a happily married mum of six who also happens to be a cooking and baking addict and new accidental blogger. I live in Rural Sout-East Queensland, about an hour and a half from Brisbane . I have a 16 year old son who is itching to learn to drive, a 9 year old daughter with Type 1 Diabetes who loves to play her violin and dance her way from one end of the house to the other, 7 year old twins, a son who loves cars, trucks and bike riding with his dad and his twin sister who loves to paint and draw her life and hang it on mummy's fridge. Then there is Little Miss 5, the happiest child I have ever met, very independent, and she dances and sings everywhere she goes, followed closely by her almost 3 year old sister who thinks she is the boss of everything and is a mixture of all of her siblings put together. To say life can be exhausting is an understatement, but we wouldn't have it any other way. Plate4Eight came about through my need to get organized in the kitchen. I no longer have time to go searching through cookbooks and folders for "that recipe we liked last week", and the more organized I am, the more time I have to spend with my family and experiment in the kitchen, which is my form of relaxation. So, if you're looking for something to have for dinner tonight, or just want to try something new, have a look around. I hope you find something you like.

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