Using less oil and more of the spices, give a healthier twist to your regular chicken Chettinad dish by using chicken breast. It will be less on calories and tastier than you think. Enjoy it with rice, dosa or roti.

Chicken Chettinad Recipe Card


Total Time :
50 min
Preparation Time :
10 min
Cooking Time :
40 min
Servings :
Cooking Level :
Main Course
Kishori Sud


  • 300 gms Chicken Breast
  • 40 ml Oil
  • 80 gms Onion
  • 60 gms Tomatoes
  • 1 gm Cinnamon Stick
  • 1 gm Cloves
  • 1 gm Cardamoms
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 2 Sprigs Of Curry Leaves
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • Salt To Taste
  • Coriander Leaves For Garnishing
  • Chettinad Paste Ingredients: 70 gms Onion
  • 30 gms Ginger & Garlic
  • 30 gms Fennel Seeds
  • 10 gms Cumin Seeds
  • 2 Red Chillies
  • 50 gms Coconut


Step 1
Grind all the paste ingredients together.
Step 2
Clean and cut the chicken breast into pieces as big as you want and marinate in the paste.
Step 3
Chop the coriander, onions and tomatoes.
Step 4
Heat oil in a non-stick pan and add the cloves, cardamom, cumin and cinnamon, sauteing them for a minute.
Step 5
Once the cumin seeds stop crackling, fold in the chicken and turmeric powder, sauteing for 7-10 minutes. Keep sprinkling some water every minute or so.
Step 6
Add salt and cover with a lid. Cook until the chicken can be bitten into.
Step 7
Serve with the coriander garnishing.