Lacha Chicken

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Lacha Chicken is a fantastic cuisine/curry made with shredded pieces or stick of chicken. Have it with roti/naan or a rice of bowl for your perfect meal.

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What does lacha chicken mean ?

‘Lacha’ means sticks and defines the style of preparing the dish. We have chicken shredded into small stick like pieces and added to the curry. It’s just a unique way of preparing the dish that sometimes people find appealing and even tastier.

Can we add more water to turn it into a full gravy ?

The lacha chicken’s taste lies on the shredded pieces of chicken that absorbs the masala. You could try adding more water to form a semi-gravy, but according to what we found out, making it too watery leaves the dish bland and savourless.

Best occasions to serve Lacha chicken ?

They are delicious and can easily become a favourite choice once you’ve had it. You can serve them as a cuisine for your guests, or simply on a special day with your family. They are amazing for iftaar parties as well, where people love eating delicious meat dishes to replenish their strength.

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Lacha Chicken

Recipe by Amu MCourse: Main CourseCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Medium


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An awesome recipe prepared from the well cooked shredded chicken and having great texture


  • Cooking the chicken
  • 1 tbsp Cooking oil

  • 1 pc Bay leaf

  • 4 pc Cloves

  • 6 pc Black peppercorns

  • 1 pc Cinnamon stick

  • 3 pc Green cardamom

  • 500 gms Chicken

  • Preparing Lacha chicken
  • 2 tbsp Cooking oil

  • 1 pc Onion

  • 1 tbsp Ginger garlic paste

  • 1 pc Tomato paste

  • 1 tsp Salt

  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder

  • 1/2 tsp Red chili powder

  • 1 tsp Coriander powder

  • 1/2 tsp Cumin powder

  • 3 pc Green chili

  • 1/2 tsp Garam masala powder

  • 2 tbsp Coriander freshly chopped


  • Cooking the chicken
  • Into a heating pot, add cooking oil 1 tbsp, bay leaf 1 pc, cloves 4 pcs, black peppercorns 6 pcs, cinnamon stick 1 pc, green cardamom 3 pods, boneless chicken 500 gms – fry it for about 5 – 6 minutes on high heat.
  • Add water 2 cups – cover and boil for about 10 -1 2 minutes on medium to high heat.
  • When the chicken is ready take out the chicken pieces from broth and strain the broth through a mesh – keep the chicken aside.
  • Preparing the lacha chicken
  • Into a heating frying pan, add cooking oil 2 tbsp, chopped onion 1 pc and let it fry until the onions become light brown on high heat.
  • Add ginger garlic paste 1 tbsp and let it fry until the raw garlic smell goes off.
  • Add tomato paste (1 tomato) and let it cook for about 2 minutes on high heat.
  • Add salt 1 tsp, turmeric powder 1/2 tsp, red chili powder 1/2 tsp, coriander powder 1 tsp, cumin powder 1/2 tsp – cook for about 2 – 3 minutes on medium to high heat.
  • Add the already strained chicken broth 1 cup and give it a quick boil on high heat.
  • Shred the chicken with fork and add into the pan.
  • Add green chili slits 3 pcs, garam masala powder 1/2 tsp, freshly chopped coriander 2 tbsp and let it cook for about last 2 – 3 minutes on medium heat.
  • Serve it hot with naan or paratha.

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  • Use only boneless chicken for this recipe.
  • You can also use chopper to shred the chicken pieces.

Nutrition Facts

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3 servings per container


  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 18.7g 29%
    • Saturated Fat 2.2g 12%
  • Cholesterol 107mg 36%
  • Sodium 1004mg 42%
  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Potassium 1338mg 39%
  • Total Carbohydrate 16.9g 6%
    • Dietary Fiber 4.3g 18%
    • Sugars 8.4g
  • Protein 38.9g 78%
  • Calcium 4%
  • Iron 20%

* 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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