Pepper Chicken

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Cooked with pepper and various spices, this tasty chicken dish is guaranteed to please your taste buds and delight you.

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What is healthy about black pepper?

Black pepper provides numerous health benefits, some of them are: They are powerful antioxidants that fight against disease and cellular damage, they boost nutrient absorption capability of your bodies, they promote digestion, and prevent diarrhea. These are a few among the benefits.

Does black pepper make the dish spicy?

Black pepper gets its spicy heat mostly from piperine derived from both the outer fruit and the seed. Refined piperine is one percent as hot as capsaicin found in chili peppers. Hence, it doesn’t contribute to the spiciness as much as a chili does but definitely gives a unique taste to the dish.

What type of flavor does black pepper add to the dish?

It’s a hot and biting flavor that gives a sharp sensation to your taste buds. in moderation, it makes your dishes flavorful.

Can black peppercorn be used without grinding it into fine powder?

Not advisable because the powder can mix with the masala and the chicken for ingraining its essence into the dish. Plain ungrounded black peppercorn will not mix with the dish or the masala as well and some might find the little pieces annoying to bite. 

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Pepper Chicken

Course: Main CourseCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Medium


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Learn how to make an awesome Pepper Chicken recipe at home now! This delicious dish can be had as a starter or along with your main course meal 😀


  • Grinding the masala
  • 1 tsp Fennel seed

  • 1 tbsp Black Peppercorns

  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds

  • Preparing the pepper chicken
  • 3 tbsp Cooking oil

  • 1 pc Cinnamon stick

  • 6 pc Black peppercorns

  • 5 pc Cloves

  • 1 pc Bay leaf

  • 2 pc Dry red chili

  • 2 tbsp Ginger garlic

  • 2 pc Onion

  • 10 pc Dry curry leaves

  • 3 pc Green chilies

  • 1 tsp Salt

  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder

  • 500 gm Chicken


  • Grinding the masala
  • Into a heating frying pan add fennel seeds 1 tsp, black peppercorns 1 tbsp, cumin seeds 1 tsp – dry roast them for 2-3 min on low flame.
  • Transfer the whole spices to a plate and let the spices cool down at room temperature.
  • Transfer the spices into a grinder to grind the spices into fine powder.
  • Preparing the pepper chicken
  • In a heating pot, add cooking oil 3 tbsp, cinnamon stick 1 pc, cloves 5 pc, black peppercorns 6 pc, bay leaf 1 pc, dry red chili 2 pc, ginger garlic 2 tbsp.
  • Let it cook for 2-3 minutes until the raw garlic smell goes off.
  • Add finely chopped onion 2 medium – fry the onion for 2-3 minutes on medium to high heat.
  • Add dry curry leaves 10 pc, turmeric powder 1/2 tsp, salt 1 tsp, and fry till onions become light brown.
  • Add split green chili 2 pc and mix well.
  • Add chicken 500 gm – fry the chicken for about 6-7 minutes on medium to high heat.
  • After, add the grounded fine powder masala and stir well.
  • Cover and let it cook for about 20 minutes on low heat.
  • Give it a last stir – add freshly chopped parsley 2 tbsp and mix well.
  • Take out and serve hot.

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  • You can increase or decrease the amount of whole spices for grinding according to your taste and flavor.
  • Add salt according to your taste and flavor.
  • If you are cooking it for your kids, feel free to reduce the spices.

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4 servings per container


  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 13.9g 22%
    • Saturated Fat 1.6g 8%
  • Cholesterol 80mg 27%
  • Sodium 686mg 29%
  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Potassium 631mg 19%
  • Total Carbohydrate 10.1g 4%
    • Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
    • Sugars 2.5g
  • Protein 28g 57%
  • Calcium 4%
  • Iron 14%

* 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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