Jasha Maroo (Diced Chicken)

Bhutanese Entree

(Diced Chicken)


1 cup Bhutanese red rice or regular rice
½ pound chicken breasts
½ pound chicken thighs
3 garlic cloves
1 green chile
1 small onion
2 shallots
1 medium tomato
1″ ginger root or 1 tablespoon fresh ginger
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
½ teaspoon pink Himalayan salt or regular salt
1 cup chicken stock

Serves 4. Takes 45 minutes.


Cook rice according to instructions on bag. While rice cooks, cut chicken breasts and chicken thighs into ½” cubes. Dice garlic, green chile, onion, shallots, and tomato. Grate or mince ginger root.

Add vegetable oil, green chile, ginger, onion, and shallots to pan. Sauté at medium-high heat for 5 minutes or until onion softens. Stir frequently. Add chicken cubes and tomato. Sauté at medium heat for 5 minutes or until chicken turns white on the outside. Stir frequently Add salt and chicken stock. Bring to boil using high heat. Stir occasionally. Boil for 10 minutes or until liquid is mostly gone. Stir occasionally. Serve hot alongside rice.


1) “Jasha Maroo” is an anagram for “AJ has a room.”

2) Well, that’s one less worry for us all. Good for you, AJ.

3) Though why someone thought it necessary to put that in code is beyond me.

4) Perhaps AJ has been hired by some evil foreign power to foment revolution in Bhutan and “AJ has a room is secret message saying he is ready to incite violence against the country’s government.

5) Dang AJ, you seemed so nice and forlorn. So I found you a hotel in Bhutan. Geez, AJ, never again.

– Paul De Lancey, The Comic Chef

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2 thoughts on “Jasha Maroo (Diced Chicken)

  1. italiadiva

    Never trust anyone whose name can be turned into a diced chicken dish. 😉

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