Pollo verde de Shirin

Ingredients:

500 grams boneless chicken cut into 1-inch cubes

1 & ½ tablespoon of green chicken spice

Half a bunch of fresh coriander (stalks included)

1 tablespoon of mint leaves

1 piece of ginger (about an inch in size)

4 cloves of garlic

1/2 green chili

1 small onion

1 cup natural yogurt

6/7 unsalted cashew nuts (optional)

Salt to taste

 

Method:

  1. In a blender grind coriander, mint, ginger, garlic, chilies, onions and cashew nuts to a fine paste, add a little water to facilitate the process.
  2. In a bowl mix the yogurt with the green chicken spice mix and beat it to a smooth consistency till the lumps disappear.
  3. Add the cubed chicken pieces and mix and let it marinate for at least 20 minutes in a refrigerator.
  4. After marinating, heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a non-stick pan, add the marinated chicken mix, cover and cook stirring occasionally till the chicken is cooked and the gravy has thickened.
  5. Season with salt, give one last stir and garnish with few coriander leaves.
  6. Serve with nan or rice.

This recipe is available as a pre blended mix, that you can get here.