Growing up, I remember Shashlik as one of my favorite weekend recipes that I would watch my mom make. It was a dish that was simple, quick, and even for a child – delicious. As an adult, I appreciate just how quick this recipe comes together and for my non-cooking friends, the fact that you already have most of the ingredients in your pantry. This is a great introductory dish to try if you are new to Indian cooking and/or flavors. (Don’t judge the dish by its marinade, you will be pleasantly surprised at just how well the flavors work together in the end.) Are you ready? Let’s go!

Chicken Shahlik
Serves 4
Learn to cook Indian food with this quick and easy recipe. All you need is a few things already in your pantry!
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
  1. Shashlik
  2. -1.5 Pounds of (3) boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into small cubes
  3. -1/2 teaspoon of Soy Sauce
  4. - 2 tablespoons of sesame oil
  5. - 6 tablespoons of ketchup
  6. - 1 teaspoon of yellow mustard
  7. - 1 tablespoon of red chili powder
  8. - 1 onion cut into cubes
  9. - 1 green bell pepper cut into cubes
  10. Rice
  11. - 1 cup of basmati rice (optional)
  12. Raita (Yogurt Sauce)
  13. - 4 tablespoons of nonfat plain yogurt
  14. - 1/2 teaspoon of cumin
  15. - 2 teaspoons of indian 'chaat masala'
  16. - 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
  17. - pinch of salt
  1. Chop chicken, onions, and bell peppers into cube shape pieces
  2. Mix chicken, soy sauce, ketchup, mustard, red chili powder into a large mixing bowl and let sit for 5 minutes
  3. Add sesame oil into wok on medium heat
  4. Add marinated chicken and cook until the chicken is no longer pink
  5. Add onions and sautée for 2 minutes
  6. Add green bell pepper
  7. Let stand for 1 minute
  8. Remove from heat and serve over basmati rice (or without for a no-carb alternative)
  1. For Raita -
  2. Add yogurt to a small bowl and whip until smooth
  3. Add salt, chaat masala, lemon juice, and cumin and mix thoroughly
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1 Comment

  1. Rachna
    May 16, 2016 / 8:05 AM

    I’m Indian but I had never tried this before. I made it over the weekend and loved it! It’s now one of my go-tos. Thank you!

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