Grilled Chicken Shashlik

Cuisine: American

Cook Time: 40 Minutes

Serves: 4

Deliciously spiced up and super appetizing- the Grilled Chicken Shashlik is an instant hit at every party. Try this quick and easy recipe to make this amazing South Asian grilled chicken recipe at home. This is one of the best recipes for juicy, crispy chicken. Learn how to make Grilled Chicken Shashlik below.

  • 500 gm boneless chicken
  • A paste of ginger and garlic
  • Sliced capsicum, tomatoes, onions
  • 1/4th cup vinegar
  • Chili powder
  • Coriander seeds
  • Garam masala
  • Brushing oil
  • Salt
  • Chaat masala to taste
  • Skewers

Sizzled and spiced up to thrill your taste buds!

  1. Marinate the chicken with ginger-garlic paste, vinegar, chili powder, black pepper, and the rest of the powdered ingredients along with salt. Leave the mixture overnight or up to 7 hours.
  2. Cut the capsicums, tomatoes, and onions according to the chicken cubes. Add them all to the marinated chicken mixture.
  3. Take the skewers and thread the vegetables along with chicken cubes one by one. Repeat till all the pieces are used up.
  4. Your shashlik is ready to grill. Add some of your favorite sauces and juices. Place everything on a drip tray.
  5. Preheat your oven to 450°F. Bake for about 20 to 25 minutes. The chicken should be cooked evenly till the edges are brown. You can also use an outdoor grill or a barbeque pit.
  6. Brush a little oil when it’s almost done. Serve hot and fresh with a bed of cooked rice.

Chef Tip: The step of marination is very important for juicy, tender chicken. Use the mixture to layer up the diced vegetables as well. You can also serve the Grilled Chicken Shashlik with mint chutney and noodles instead of rice.

The Grilled Chicken Shashlik is wholesome and delicious with rich flavors. Impress your guests with this unique recipe and become the star chef in your group.

Quick Bites

Fun Fact

• On the night of June 23rd, mid- summer-eve festival, all Estonians have fun gatherings and start bonfires. Shashliks are skewered and grilled by the fire.

• Other activities include merry songs, dancing and even going over or through the fire. Sounds smokin', doesn't it?

Historical Fact

• It is synonymous with shish kebab and the word was literally translated from the Turkic language as skewerable.

• Originating as early as the 16th century, the popularity of this dish was minimal; after the 19th century, its popularity boomed and by the 1920s it was a well-received street food all over urban Russia.

Nutrition Fact

• It is to be noted that a certain substance called AGEs (advanced glycation end-products) are produced when high heating cooking methods are used. This can cause inflammation or chronic diseases like diabetes

• As for the numbers, one skewer of chicken shashlik can contain 198 calories of which 103 calories are from fat.