Make Authentic Nepali Chicken Chili in Just 25 Minutes!

Total Time: 25 minutes
Serving size: 4 servings

Are you looking to make something special for dinner tonight? Look no further than this authentic Nepali chicken chili recipe. This flavorful and hearty dish is sure to become a new family favorite thanks to its combination of tender, juicy chicken and vibrant vegetables. Plus, it only takes 25 minutes to prepare, so it’s perfect for busy nights! This chili includes classic Nepali flavors like onion, bell pepper, green chili, tomatoes, chili powder, cumin powder and tomato ketchup, all cooked together in a delicious sauce. It’s easy enough for beginners but has enough depth of flavor that even experienced cooks will love it. Read on to discover more about this unique Nepali dish and learn how to make it in just 25 minutes!
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- 2 lbs boneless chicken breast (cut into small cubes)- 1 onion (quartered)- 1 large bell pepper (cut into medium pieces)- 8 green chilies (cut into two pieces each)- 3 large tomatoes (chopped)- 1 tablespoon of chili powder- 1 teaspoon cumin powder- 3 tablespoons tomato ketchup- A pinch of fenugreek and thyme seed- Chopped cilantro to garnish


1. Heat oil in a pan and add the onion, green leaf onion, and bell peppers. Cook for 2-3 minutes until tender but not fully cooked.2. Add turmeric and salt and take off the heat.3. In another pan, bring 1 cup of water to a boil, then add the cubed chicken pieces and simmer until they turn white. Take off the heat, drain any remaining liquid, then add to onion mixture above.4. Stir in cilantro, cumin powder, red chili powder and mix everything together. Keep stirring until chicken is cooked through (about 8-10 minutes).5. Once chicken is cooked through, take it off the heat and stir in tomato ketchup.6. In a separate pan, heat one tablespoon of oil and add the fenugreek and thyme seed. Once they turn golden brown, add the pieces of green chilies. Take off the heat and pour this mixture on top of the chicken chili. Cover for a few minutes to allow flavors to combine.7. Serve with chopped cilantro sprinkled over the top!
This Nepali chicken chili is filled with robust flavors that will make your mouth water! The combination of juicy chicken, vibrant vegetables and flavorful spices combine together perfectly into a hearty dish that can be served over rice or noodles. Plus, it only takes 25 minutes to prepare, so you can have dinner ready in no time at all!


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