Italian-style Murgh Malai


Italian-style Murgh Malai

Creamy Chicken in Italian Style

In this Italian adaptation of the classic Indian dish, Murgh Malai, we bring together the rich flavors of Italian cuisine with the creamy and tender chicken. This dish combines the best of both worlds, creating a delightful fusion of Indian and Italian flavors.

Jan Dec

10 minutes

25 minutes

35 minutes

4 servings


Gluten-free, Low-carb, High-protein, Keto-friendly, Lactose-free (if using lactose-free cream)

Dairy (cream)

Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy-free, Paleo, Nut-free


While the original Murgh Malai is traditionally prepared with Indian spices and flavors, this Italian-style adaptation incorporates Italian herbs and ingredients to give it a unique twist. The creamy sauce is infused with Italian seasonings, creating a harmonious blend of flavors. We alse have the original recipe for Murgh malai, so you can check it out.


  • Calories: 380 kcal / 1590 KJ
  • Fat: 25g (12g saturated)
  • Carbohydrates: 5g (2g sugars)
  • Protein: 35g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Salt: 1.5g


  1. 1.
    Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic, and sauté until the onion becomes translucent.
  2. 2.
    Add the chicken pieces to the skillet and cook until they are lightly browned on all sides.
  3. 3.
    Sprinkle dried oregano and dried basil over the chicken, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. 4.
    Pour in the heavy cream and chicken broth, and stir well to combine. Reduce the heat to low and let the sauce simmer for about 15-20 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce has thickened.
  5. 5.
    Garnish with fresh parsley before serving.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Chicken breasts — Make sure to cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces to ensure even cooking.
  • Heavy cream — Use full-fat heavy cream for a rich and creamy sauce.

Tips & Tricks

  • For a more pronounced Italian flavor, you can add a pinch of red pepper flakes to the sauce.
  • Serve the Italian-style Murgh Malai with freshly cooked pasta or crusty bread to soak up the delicious sauce.
  • If you prefer a lighter version, you can substitute half of the heavy cream with milk.

Serving advice

Serve the Italian-style Murgh Malai hot, garnished with fresh parsley. It pairs well with a side of pasta or crusty bread.

Presentation advice

To enhance the presentation, drizzle a little extra sauce over the chicken and garnish with a sprig of fresh basil or a sprinkle of grated Parmesan cheese.