Kadai Chicken – Indian Stir Fry Chicken (Light Version)

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Foster Farms Simply Raised Chicken.

Kadai Chicken – Indian Stir Fry Chicken: light and quick stir fry Indian chicken recipe using spices, veggies, yogurt, and herbs. 

Kadai Chicken is also called Indian Karahi ChickenKadai Chicken (Indian Stir Fry Chicken): #kadaichicken #kadai #indianfood #curry #indianchicken

Today’s topic is my all-time favorite – Comfort Food (Indian Stir Fry Chicken – Kadai Chicken )…recipes that keep you coming back for more and just give you that warm fuzzy feeling.

Sounds Familiar …Right?

I’m sure you have a few such recipes that bring a smile to your face and make you hungry at the very thought of them.

Being a complete foodie and a food blogger, it’s always been so tough for me to answer this question “What is your favorite food?”.indian Kadai chicken-2

Growing up in a typical Indian family surrounded with friends and family (think 40-50 cousins), we always had some sort of get-together/festival or just a casual meet-up happening.

And, I don’t have to mention, food was always the “center attraction” …so now you might understand the reason behind me being a complete FOODIE.

keto indian stir fry chicken

But getting back to our topic of discussion, my all-time favorite comfort food is  Kadai Chicken.

It’s one recipe that I’ve grown up eating weekends after weekends and we still crave it (if not cooked within 15-20 days).

The original recipe is made using a lot of cream + ghee + spices but I guess being passed from generation to generation.

Some tweaks or changes were bound to happen to the original recipe….blame it on the time or just a need for change.how to make kadai chicken recipe


I’ve also made changes to my favorite Kadai Chicken recipe by making it slightly lighter (cream gets replaced by yogurt) and easier to prepare (no long marinating time).

So I’m calling it my ‘New Comfort Food’. It’s a lighter, easier version of my traditional favorite.

To make the Kadai Chicken, I’m using none other than Foster Farms Simply Raised Chicken, which has no antibiotics ever, is fed a 100% vegetarian diet.

It has no added hormones or steroids and is American Humane Certified.

I’m a total believer in the idea that the highest quality ingredients make the best food, hence why I use locally grown, antibiotic-free chicken!

indian kadai chicken recipe


‘The New Comfort Food’ is an evolution from traditionally heavy, rich foods to a healthier, more conscious way of eating.

Today’s comfort food meals feature local, fresh and premium quality ingredients, produced with no antibiotics ever.

The New Comfort Food is no longer an indulgence, but something you can feel good about eating every day!

With all of our hectic schedules and multi-tasking, I’m always trying to create recipes that suit not just our busy routines but also taste delicious.

In other words – make people believe that you’ve spent a good 1-2 hrs making this delicious meal 😉 But no matter what recipe or ingredients.

I  Follow the Following Guidelines:

o   Poultry needs to be antibiotic-free

o   Ingredients should be healthy

o   There’s nothing like fresh ingredients

o   Always try and cook with seasonal ingredients


Now, let’s get started on the Kadai Chicken – Indian Stir Fry Chicken or Karahi chicken recipe, which is easy-peasy-delicious.

All you need is Foster Farms Simply Raised Chicken, some basic spices (all listed in the recipe below).

Fresh produce, lots of yogurt and a little bit of cream (remember, the key to healthy cooking and living is all about moderation).


So, I hope you get to try my Indian Stir Fry Chicken – Kadai Chicken soon and adopt it as one of your own. Also, check out more ‘New Comfort Food’ recipes on the Foster Farms website.

Their Simply Raised chicken is locally grown on the West Coast with no antibiotics ever and 100 percent vegetarian fed. It is the perfect foundation for your New Comfort Food meals!

Here’s a Quick Pictorial on How I made the Indian Stir Fry Chicken-Kadai Chicken :


chicken kadai process

Here are some other Indian Chicken Recipes:


Indian Chicken Curry (Using Yogurt)easy-chicken-curry-recipe


Indian Chicken Stew


Methi Chicken (Indian Fenugreek Chicken using yogurt)


As always, I Looove when you try my recipes and send me pictures & feedback.

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Kadai Chicken - Indian Stir Fry Chicken

Kadai Chicken - Indian Stir Fry Chicken
Kadai Chicken - Indian Stir Fry Chicken: light and quick stir fry Indian chicken recipe using spices, veggies, yogurt and herbs. #indianfood
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 1 pack Foster Farms Simply Raised Chicken – Breast Tenders
  • 1 Large Capsicum – diced
  • 2 Large Onion – diced
  • ½ Cup Plain Yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp Cream
  • 1 Tsp Ginger Paste
  • 1 Tsp Garlic Paste
  • 1 Tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 4 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Tsp Dry Cilantro – optional – for decoration
  • 1 Tsp Shredded Ginger
  • 1 Green Chili - chopped
  • --- Spices ---
  • 1 Tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 Tsp Cumin Powder
  • ½ Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • Red Chili – as per taste
  • Salt – as per taste


  1. Chop the chicken into bite size pieces and keep aside.
  2. In a large wok, add 2 tbsp olive oil and heat.
  3. Add diced onion, capsicum and stir-fry for 2 minutes.
  4. Remove from pan and keep aside
  5. Add 2 tbsp olive oil, chicken and stir for on medium flame for 5 minutes (or till chicken is cooked).
  6. Add all the spices and stir-fry for another 2 minutes.
  7. Now add the yogurt-cream mixture and mix evenly.
  8. Stir-fry on medium heat for 2 more minutes.
  9. Add the onions and capsicum mix and stir-fry everything together.
  10. Let it cook for a minute and then turn off the heat.
  11. Transfer to serving plate, sprinkle some dry cilantro, shredded ginger and green chilies.
  12. Serve Hot.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per ServingCalories 275 Total Fat 35g Saturated Fat 9g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 15g Cholesterol 35mg Sodium 350mg Carbohydrates 16g Fiber 3g Sugar 5g Protein 23g

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Foster Farms Simply Raised Chicken.

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13 Replies to "Kadai Chicken - Indian Stir Fry Chicken (Light Version)"

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    Kylee from Kylee Cooks January 26, 2017 (2:16 pm)

    Wow – yummy!!

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    Hezzi-D September 26, 2016 (9:25 am)

    Love the bright colors in this dish and it looks so flavorful!

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    Meaghan September 26, 2016 (3:36 am)

    This looks and sounds so yummy, I’m over here drooling on my keyboard.

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      Molly Kumar September 26, 2016 (5:20 am)

      Hehehhehe…I hope you make it soon then 🙂 Thanks for visiting Meaghan!

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    Melanie September 26, 2016 (12:41 am)

    I need to make this meal soon!

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      Molly Kumar September 26, 2016 (5:14 am)

      Thanks, that would be Awesome 🙂

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    Kathleen September 25, 2016 (10:26 pm)

    This is a beautiful dish. I love all the colors. We have some comfort food favorites that I try to lighten up too. It’s funny how that happens over time.

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    Andrea September 24, 2016 (9:52 am)

    This looks amazing!

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    Tina Dawson | Love is in my Tummy September 19, 2016 (12:42 pm)

    So colorful and delicious, Molly! I haven’t had this one in a long long time! It’s a super easy and fun meal, even for a weeknight, isn’t it?

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      Molly Kumar September 24, 2016 (8:05 pm)

      Thanks Tina 🙂 I hope you enjoy it as much as we do !

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