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Quick Chicken with Caramelized Onions

Quick Chicken with Caremalized Onions is a healthy, comfort dish which doesn't require much prep or skill, has a ton of flavour and is a great lunch or dinner option.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 3 Portions
Calories 414kcal
Author Richa


  • ½ kg Chicken , bone -in
  • 2 tablespoons Ginger Garlic Paste
  • to taste Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 1 tablespoon Ghee or Clarified Butter
  • 2 Cinnamon small stick
  • 2 Bayleafs
  • 5 Cloves
  • 8 - 10 Peppercorns
  • 2 Green Chillies , slit lengthwise
  • 3 - 4 Onions large , sliced


  • Marinate the chicken with ginger garlic paste, salt and lemon juice. Keep aside while you slice the onions.
  • Once the chicken has been marinating for 15-20 minutes, heat ghee in a pan. Add the cinnamon, bayleaf, cloves and peppercorns. In about 30 seconds, your kitchen will fill up with this beautiful aroma from all the spices.
  • That's when you add the onions and green chillies. There is no need to saute or fry them. Just layer them at the bottom of the pan and layer the chicken on top. Resist the temptation to stir things around too much.
  • Place a lid and cook for 20-25 minutes. Half way through, turn the chicken once. When the chicken is just about cooked (around the 20 min mark), take off the lid, let all the water evaporate and let it brown in its juices.
  • This is best served hot with a mug of beer.


Calories: 414kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 194mg | Potassium: 589mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 159IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 2mg