Easy Green Chicken/ The Christmas Gift

Author’s Note: This is like the easiest Chicken recipe you could ever come across. The reason why the quantity is so less is that these were the extra pieces leftover after slicing fillets for the Indian Chicken Bake Recipe.. An aunty from Andhra had once taught my mom this recipe..

I am taking this to Fiesta Friday

The Christmas Gift

It has almost been three days since I met my 9 year old son. He likes having me around very often but my job doesn’t allow the same. Being a single mom I am forced to be extra dedicated to my job. But this time he is going to be more pissed than ever because I have missed Christmas.

I don’t think I have the guts to face that innocent, disappointed face of his. So just like anyone else will do, I am looking for the most amazing Christmas gift to pacify my little one. After 2 hours of  strenuous searching, I found the most expensive and most attractive digital car ever. Heaving a sigh of relief, I bill the car, rush out of the airport and call for a taxi. An hour later I reach home. He is talking with my mother. On seeing me, to my surprise, he runs to give me a tight hug.

“Mama! Mama!”

“Merry Christmas sweetheart” I kiss him on the forehead and give him the gift.

He takes it with a wide smile and puts it away.

“Mummy, your presence is the biggest gift ever. Let’s go have dinner, I’ll open this later,” he says with the most angelic smile ever.

The excitement in his eyes made me feel guilty. I only wish I hadn’t wasted those precious two hours looking for his gift when I already had one….


100g boneless chicken
Salt to taste
1/4 tsp homemade garam masala
More than a handful of cilantro/coriander
1 onion
2 green chillies
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
A pinch of turmeric
1 to 2 cups water
2 to 3 tbsp of oil

Marinate the chicken with salt and turmeric for 1/2 an hour.
Grind ginger garlic paste, chillies, onion, salt, garam masala and cilantro together to make a fine paste.



In a pan add a tbsp of oil, the paste and the chicken.


Roast on high for 2 minutes.


Then add the water and cook closed for 20 to 30 minutes on simmer until chicken is cooked stirring occasionally and adding oil whenever necessary.



Keep on high until all the water is evaporated and enjoy the hot and delicious green chicken….



Merry Christmas!!!!

27 thoughts on “Easy Green Chicken/ The Christmas Gift

    1. Yes..that’s exactly wht I wanted to put forward since Christmas is around…We are so lost in our shopping that we forget the most important thing – our physical presence☺

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  1. It’s true that children value the love – and presence – of their parents more than any gifts given to pacify them. Togetherness is what counts the most. Lovely little story to illustrate that, Lina. Your chicken recipe looks so tasty! 🙂

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  2. An adorable story Lina! I loved it–it was sweet and short and perfect! I also love the step-by-step photos!! All the green looks so pretty 🙂 This is a great recipe to pair with the story–a bit easier so you can have more time to spend with others (though it’s also great to spend time cooking with others!)

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    1. Haha! I’m only 19😊 I actually write something called Fiction in the Kitchen. There is a series also- The 7 to 9 Chef and some short stories like these😂😂😂

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