How to cook Perfect Pepper Chicken

Chicken Pepper

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One of my favourite childhood dishes, my mum used to love making this on Sundays, sometimes with rice and sometimes with chapatis.

This is a fairly spicy recipe, given the hot chilli powder & black pepper but you can always substitute the chilli powder for a mild one.

As always, chicken on the bone is much better than off, perfect with all manner of flatbread, rice and especially french baguette!

Perfect with Taboon bread too.

So, shall we get our aprons on?

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Chicken Pepper

Pepper Chicken

Pepper chicken, a fairly spicy recipe, given the hot chilli powder and black pepper but you can always substitute the chilli powder for a mild one.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: chicken
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 4 to 6
Calories: 343kcal
Author: Azlin Bloor


  • 500 g chicken
  • 1 tsp white sugar
  • 1 large onion sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic pounded
  • cm ginger pounded
  • 1 tsp coarse ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp hot chilli powder
  • ½ tsp ground turmeric
  • 2 large tomatoes coarsely chopped (I do this in a chopper)
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 200 ml water
  • handful of fresh chopped coriander (cilantro)


  • Heat the oil in a saucepan on high heat.
  • When hot, sprinkle the sugar all over and count to 10!
  • Add the onions, stir and cook for about 3 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and ginger, stir and cook for another 1 minute or so.
  • Add the tomatoes, pepper, chilli powder and turmeric and stir well. Let cook for about 5 minutes, at which point you'll get a wonderful cooked aroma from it.
  • Add the chicken, coat thoroughly and cook for about 5 minutes, to let the meat absorb some of that wonderful tomato spice.
  • Add the water, bring to boil and cook, covered, for 30-45 minutes depending on part and size of chicken used.
  • When the chicken is done, add the garam masala, stir and turn the heat off.
  • Scatter the fresh coriander all over and serve with rice or roti.



Calories: 343kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 123mg | Sodium: 399mg | Potassium: 486mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 688IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg
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