Chicken Chukka (Pan Roasted Chicken ) With Nutritional Facts

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Chicken chukka is one of my favorite, the chicken is roasted with spices making it aromatic and full of flavors. It is an traditional recipe from Tamil Nadu, a southern state in India.
This recipe is usually prepared with chicken with bones on, but you could also use the same method with boneless chicken. I cut the whole chicken into small pieces.
I used about one pound of chicken. The chicken is first marinated with the required salt and a pinch of turmeric.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Served AsBrunch, Dinner, Lunch
CuisineSouth Indian
Recipe Taste Salty
Servings 3


  • 1 pound Chicken pieces
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 4 Cloves
  • 1 inch Cinnamon
  • 3 Green cardamom
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 Star anise
  • 2 tsp Red chili powder moderate or mild
  • 1 tbsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp Garam masala
  • 4 to 5 Curry leaves few for tempering
  • 2 tbsp Oil


  • Heat the pan with oil, once the oil is hot, add in the bay leaf, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, star anise, cumin seeds fry for few seconds.
  • Add chopped onions and sauté well. Sauté till golden brown. Add ginger garlic paste and cook a bit.
  • Add chicken, turmeric powder, garam masala, red chili powder, salt and sauté well.
  • Cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • Cover the pan and cook for 4-5 minutes on high flame, switch to low flame until the masala is dry and the oil separates from the masala.
  • Garnish with coriander and curry leaves.

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Recipe Nutrition

Calories: 259 kcal | Carbohydrates: 3 g | Protein: 14 g | Fat: 21 g | Saturated Fat: 4 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11 g | Trans Fat: 0.1 g | Cholesterol: 54 mg | Sodium: 77 mg | Potassium: 207 mg | Fiber: 2 g | Sugar: 0.1 g | Vitamin A: 560 IU | Vitamin C: 28 mg | Calcium: 39 mg | Iron: 2 mg

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