Chicken Jalfrezi

Chicken Jalfrezi: Delicious family meal. Image: B-Well.

Chicken Jalfrezi: A spicy midweek meal for the family

An immune-boosting dish that tastes just like soul food. This Chicken Jalfrezi will certainly hit the spot.

Chicken Jalfrezi

Chicken Jalfrezi: Delicious family meal. Image: B-Well.

Looking for a delightfully flavoured midweek meal for the family? Chicken Jalfrezi is just the recipe you should try out. It is an aromatic curry with tender, juicy chunks of chicken in a spicy tomato sauce. It also contains stir-fried peppers and onions.

This Chicken Jalfrezi recipe is a mixture of Chinese cuisine matched with delicious Indian food flavours. This tasty meal is ready in less than an hour. So, it is perfect for a midweek meal.

Chicken Jalfrezi is wholesome and perfect to give your family all the nutrition they need to stay strong and healthy. It is packed with vitamin C from peppers and tomatoes. It also contains anti-microbial properties from the chilli and spices. The tender chicken pieces bring protein to the mix with extra B vitamins and more selenium. So, there are just so many healthy reasons why this Chicken Jalfrezi is a must-try recipe for your family.

Enjoy this immune-boosting dish that tastes just like soul food. Let us know in the comments of this recipe if you plan to try it out.

Chicken Jalfrezi recipe

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by B-Well Love. Food. Life Course: MainCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Easy
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  • 2 tablespoons 2 B-WELL canola oil

  • 2 tablespoons 2 Original Tangy Mayonnaise

  • 4 4 skinless chicken breasts

  • 2 cloves 2 garlic, peeled

  • 2 piece 2 piece of fresh ginger, peeled

  • ½ teaspoon ½ turmeric

  • sea salt to taste

  • 2 tablespoons 2 tomato puree

  • 1 1 fresh green chilli

  • 1 bunch 1 fresh coriander, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon 1 cumin seeds

  • ½ teaspoon ½ mustard seeds

  • ½ teaspoon ½ fenugreek seeds

  • ½ teaspoon ½ coriander seeds

  • 2 2 red onions, quartered and petals separated

  • 350 350 mixed bell peppers, deseeded and halved

  • 1 can 1 plum tomatoes, excess juice drained


  • In an oven heated at 200˚C, dry roast the onion and peppers until slightly charred, for about 30-40 minutes depending on the oven. Once done, remove from oven and set aside.
  • Add the spices and seeds to a frying pan on medium to high heat and toast in the dry pan. Lightly toast for a few minutes until fragrant.
  • Add the toasted spices to a pestle and mortar/food processor and grind to a powder.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of B-WELL oil, ginger, garlic, ½ the fresh coriander, tomato puree, B-WELL Original Tangy Mayo and ½ teaspoon of sea salt. Blend until smooth. The delicious marinade is now done.
  • Chop the chicken into even chunks and with spicy sauce, add to a bowl and mix, rubbing the chicken to coat well. Set aside to marinade.
  • In a large casserole pan, add the chicken and all the excess marinade. Fry for 2-3 minutes per side, making sure to scrape the marinade throughout.
  • Add the charred onions and peppers and toss for another 2 minutes to blend all the flavours together.
  • Garnish with the leftover fresh coriander and serve hot with savoury rice, your favourite Naan/Roti and a slice of lemon or lime. Enjoy the boosting spice sensations!


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