Spicy Cumin Chicken Thighs with Green Beans


Makes: 2 servings 

Time: 25 Minutes

Quick to cook and difficult to fail, spicy cumin chicken thighs with green beans is an easy pan-fried dish full of flavour.


300g / 10oz green beans

1 pinch salt

6 skinless, boneless chicken thighs

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon cumin powder

2 teaspoons whole cumin seeds

1 teaspoon chilli powder

2 teaspoons chilli flakes

1 tablespoon vegetable oil


Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add green beans and a pinch of salt. Leave to simmer until the beans are cooked (do not overcook). Then drain them in a colander.

While waiting for the beans to cook, mix the chicken thighs with all the other ingredients (including the oil).

Heat up a frying pan (preferably a heavy-bottomed one) on a medium heat. Place in all the chicken thighs (do not overlap). Cook the first side until it turns golden brown (it takes around 6-8 minutes). 

Flip them over. Cook for a further 2 minutes. Then push the chicken thighs to one side of the pan. Tilt the pan a little to let the existing oil flow to the other side. Add drained green beans. Toss from time to time. 

When the second side of the chicken thighs are done, dish everything out. Serve warm with rice or potato. You can also slice the chicken into pieces then use as a filling for Chinese tortillas.


Source: Wei, Red House Spice


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