Jeera Chicken

Jeera Chicken (Cumin spiced Chicken)

These are little nuggets of golden brown delicious, an Indian version of chicken nuggets. This recipe also taste great if made using chicken wings as an alternative but preferably the skinless version to ensure the actual meat gets coated with the spice mix. Chicken breast though is just easier to buy and prepare and these days life is all about making it as easy and fast as I possibly can.
This would taste great as a quick starter before a dinner party served with a side salad or as part of a main meal; we enjoyed it with couscous and raita. Hope you all find it delicious too!

Serves 4 as a starter or 2 as a main


15g Butter
1 Tbsp. Rapeseed Oil
1 ½ tbsp. Jeera (cumin seeds)
4 Garlic Clove finely chopped
1 inch Ginger finely grated
1 green Chilli finely sliced
3 Spring Onions finely chopped white and green parts separate
2 tsp Ground Cumin
1 tsp Garam Masala
¼ tsp turmeric
500g Chicken cubed
Salt and Pepper
1 Lemon freshly squeezed
Coriander finely chopped


Deep Frying Pan (Wok Style)


1.Heat butter and oil together in a pan
2.Add in cumin seeds until toasted (2-3 mins)

3.Add in garlic and fry until golden brown

4.Add in ginger, chilli and spring onions white parts continue to cook for 4-5 minutes

5.Add in ground spices, followed by chicken

6.Season and squeeze in lemon juice

7.Cook chicken for 15-20 minutes – ensure its cooked through

8.Top with chopped green parts of spring onion and coriander