Karahi Chicken

Mostly every Sunday I have friends over for dinner.  It’s been going on for years now..a great way to end your long ass week of what-not.  Two Sundays ago was the finale of The Walking Dead and all season I found myself craving something spicy to go with my 2 hours of gore (including The Talking Dead here).  I find it keeps my heart beating fast as if the zombies didn’t do enough for me :)

I’m also changing up the way I write recipes, because I didn’t learn how to cook by using or following a recipe.  It was about the smell, taste, and touch when the food initially hits your lips and the feel all the way down into your tummy.  In essence..I encourage you to get in the kitchen “Cook with your Soul”.

This dish is nut-free, gluten-free, dairy-free.  Whoop Whoop!

Sonia Hunt Karahi Chicken Recipe


  • Organic Split Chicken Breast (2)
  • Onions (2-3)
  • Olive Oil
  • Ginger
  • Garlic
  • Green Chilis (can use Serrano chilis)
  • Petite Peas (frozen, organic)
  • Turmeric
  • Red Chili Powder
  • Cilantro (chopped, for garnish)


Blend the Ginger and Garlic into a paste, or you can also guy Ginger Paste and Garlic Paste in the market.  In a bowl, add about 1 teaspoon of the Ginger paste and 1 teaspoon of the Garlic paste onto each chicken breast and mix to cover evenly. Put aside in the refrigerator.  Chop up the onions and green chilis (~1-2 depending on heat) and in a deep pot (i.e. dutch oven) over medium heat add Olive Oil (~2 tablespoons). When the oil is heated, add the onions and green chilis and stir.  I salt my onions at this point and don’t add any more salt on top once the dish is cooked. Cover and let the onions fry.

Once the onions are translucent, add the chicken and petite peas into the pot and stir and then cover.  Turn to low heat and cook the chicken for ~20 minutes.  As the chicken is cooking, add turmeric (~3/4 teaspoon) and red chili powder (1 teaspoon + depending on how much heat you want) and stir.  Once cooked, add chopped cilantro for garnish.

I serve this over cooked Quinoa.  In the past, I have added something called Shan Karahi Mix which adds an extra nice spice flavor to this dish and you can buy it online.



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