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Pepper Chicken

Pepper Chicken

A pepper chicken recipe that’s made with just five ingredients besides chicken: onions, black pepper, green chillies, yogurt and ginger-garlic paste. No muss, no fuss!
Course Dinner
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Indian chicken recipe, pepper chicken
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 372kcal


  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 2 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 ½ teaspoon black pepper freshly ground
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1.6 lbs chicken bone-in, skinless, cut into 14 pieces
  • ¼ cup cooking oil
  • 1 red onion medium-sized, cut thickly into 4 or 5 pieces
  • 2 green chillies slit lengthwise


  • In a bowl, add the yogurt, ginger-garlic paste, black pepper and sea-salt and whisk well. Add the chicken and make sure it is coated on all sides with this marinade. Let it rest for 10 minutes if you have the time.
  • Heat the cooking oil in a large pan and add the onions. When they turn pink, add the marinated chicken and cook on high heat for 3 minutes.
  • Cover the pan, lower the heat and cook until the gravy reduces and the oil separates (25 minutes). Stir once or twice.
  • Add the green chillies, simmer for a minute and turn off the heat. Serve with warm naan bread.


  1. Ginger-garlic paste is easily available in Indian stores or even big chain supermarkets like Walmart. It is very easy to make at home too. Put equal quantities of peeled ginger and garlic in a blender along with a few tablespoons water and blend to get a smooth puree. Store in a sealed glass bottle in the refrigerator and use as required.


Calories: 372kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 749mg | Potassium: 310mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 187IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 1mg