Jeera Chicken | Cumin Chicken

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Cumin or Jeera chicken is an appetizing and savory cuisine that does just perfectly at any occasion. Its fragrance and unique taste give you an experience that you’ll always be delighted to remember.

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Prep time

10 mins

Cook time

35 mins



What are cumin or jeera seeds?

Cumin seeds (aka jeera seeds in the Indian subcontinent) are a spice made from the dried seed of a plant known as Cuminum cyminum, which is a member of the parsley family. Cumin is one of the most popular spices and is commonly used in Latin American, Middle Eastern, North African, and Indian cuisines, among many others. It is available both as whole seeds as well as in-ground form.

What is the difference between grounded cumin and whole cumin?

Whole cumin, for example, is featured in Indian dishes, where the whole seeds are added to the hot oil at the start of the dish so the flavor infuses the oil and therefore the rest of the ingredients. More flavor is brought out when the seed is lightly roasted, which is done easily using a dry pan over medium heat.

Ground cumin is made by grinding dry-roasted cumin seeds. It can be added at any time to a recipe as its flavor doesn’t need heat or time to be released, as is the case with the seeds.

What are the health benefits of cumin seeds?

You might have observed many restaurants serving jeera seeds towards the end of your meal. Jeera seeds are well known for their ability to help with digestion. Cumin increases the release of bile from the liver. Bile helps digest fats and certain nutrients in your gut. It also increases the activity of digestive enzymes that helps with digestion. Besides this, cumin seeds are a rich source of iron, helps with diabetes, cholesterol, weight loss among many others.

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Jeera Chicken | Cumin Chicken

Course: Main CourseCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Medium


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Delicious cumin flavored chicken recipe – the Jeera Chicken also brings in the health benefits of “Jeera”- cumin, which has great digestive properties. Learn how to make Cumin – Jeera chicken – easy & simple to follow steps by Urban Teapot.


  • 2 tbsp Cooking oil

  • 2 tbsp Butter

  • 1 tbsp Cumin seeds

  • 1 tsp Black peppercorns

  • 2 pc Onion

  • 1 tbsp Ginger Garlic

  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder

  • 1/2 tsp Red chili powder

  • 1 tsp Coriander powder

  • 1 tsp Salt

  • 500 gm Chicken

  • 1 tsp Cumin powder

  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper powder

  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice

  • 2 tbsp Fresh coriander


  • Into a heating pot, add cooking oil 2 tbsp, butter 2 tbsp, cumin seeds 1 tbsp, black peppercorns 1 tsp, sliced onion 2 pc – stir fry the onions till light brown on high heat.
  • Add ginger garlic 1 tbsp & cook it until the raw smell goes off.
  • After, add turmeric powder 1/2 tsp, red chili powder 1/2 tsp, coriander powder 1 tsp, salt 1 tsp, and roast the spices for 2-3 minutes on medium heat.
  • Add chicken 500 gm and roast it for about 3-4 minutes on high heat.
  • Then, cover and cook the chicken for about 12-15 minutes on med heat and give some quick stirs in between.
  • After, add cumin powder 1 tsp, black pepper powder 1/2 tsp, lemon juice 1 tbsp, freshly chopped coriander 2 tbsp, and let it cook for about last 2 minutes on medium to high heat.
  • The Cumin Chicken is ready!

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  • You could also use boneless chicken for this recipe.
  • Adjust salt according to your taste and flavor.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

3 servings per container


  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 22.1g 34%
    • Saturated Fat 6.3g 32%
  • Cholesterol 127mg 43%
  • Sodium 962mg 41%
  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Potassium 811mg 24%
  • Total Carbohydrate 10.2g 4%
    • Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
    • Sugars 3.3g
  • Protein 37.3g 75%
  • Calcium 5%
  • Iron 17%
  • Vitamin D 27%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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