Which one came first, the egg or the chicken?
I mean, does it really matter? No need to think so hard, just combine the two and make my Chicken Shakshuka! This dish comes together in a matter of 5 minutes with leftovers. Reason number 501 why I make large batches of chicken kheema whenever possible.
Let’s face it, microwaving a frozen dinner takes longer.
SO heres how this recipe works. FIRST, you need some of my chicken kheema. Then just follow the steps below. We eat this as a complete meal for brunch, lunch, or dinner. I mean if it’s this easy to make and satisfying would you really say no to it? EVER?
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Enjoy it with some bread for a complete meal.
A versatile clean eating recipe which can me made to last a few days! Perfect for those flaor craving meal prep days.
- 1 lb ground chicken
- 1 tbsp ginger
- 1 tbsp garlic
- 1 tsp turmeric
- 2 tbsp coriander powder
- 1-2 tbsp chicken masala-optional (this measurement depends on your spice level preference)
- 1 large finely chopped onion
- 1 large finely chopped tomato
- 1 tbsp tomato paste
- red chili powder
- chopped cilantro
Heat pan on medium heat and add oil. Once hot add finely chopped onions and saute until golden brown.
Once the onions have slightly browned add the tomatoes, garlic, ginger, chicken masala, tomato paste, salt, coriander powder, some chopped cilantro (optional), and turmeric.
Allow the mixture to cook for about 3-5 minutes. At this point you can use a hand blender and puree the mixture if you would like. Then add the chicken. SIDE NOTE: I like to mix the ground chicken to remove the "stringed" meat look before cooking.
Using a spatula continue to mash and mix the chicken with the mixture. TIP: flatten/squeeze the meat at the bottom of the pan while mixing (or use a ground meat chopper). This will prevent the meat from bulking into large clumps.
Continue to mix frequently for an additional 7-10 minutes on medium heat.
Once all of the natural water has evaporated cook for a few additional minutes.
Garnish with the rest of the cilantro and serve.
Happy Eating Folks! <3
NOTES: You can refrigerate left overs for a few days.