Showing posts with label Chicken Dishes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Chicken Dishes. Show all posts

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Afghani Chicken Tikka Recipe

Afghani Chicken Tikka Recipe

Ask a Delhi guy like me what's my favourite snack to go with drinks on chilly winters nights while going boom boom with music in his car, answer will be Tandoori Chicken or Afghani Chicken. While Tandoori Chicken is little spicy, Afghani Chicken is for who love mild spices but is yet rich, juicy and succulent. Marinated in rich cream with other spices, it is grilled in tandoor (clay oven). Trust me, it is heavnly. Put more cream in it and you can reach sevneth heaven of culinary world.

I moved to Bangalore a year back and despite trying many places to satisfy my craving for good north indian food, I finally decided it was time to make it at home as I was unable to find anything with same taste that you get in Delhi.

I have tried many, Tandoori Chicken being on of the, you can find the recipe here. But Afghani Chicken was always on my bucket list and finally it is checked. Yay!!

But I did not try the conventional Afghani Chicken which is done with big chicken pieces with bone. I did the Afghani Chicken Tikka which is without the bone. A similar one I have tried earlier was Chicken Malai Tikka (Recipe link here) which is almost as good but different in taste.

Afghani Chicken
Afghani Chicken

Afghani Chicken
Afghani Chicken
See, how delicious it looks. Mainly it is white in color, has little color because of barbecue and it is done medium rare which means it is super juicy and melting soft inside.

I will now take you straight to the recipe so that you can stop drooling.

Afghani Chicken Tikka


Afghani Chicken is a famous dish up in north made with mild spices and paste of cream and Cashew nuts.

Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Yield: Serves 4

750 gms Boneless Chicken cut into small pieces.
1 cup Cashew Nut Paste
1 cup cream
Ginger Garlic Paste
White Pepper Powder
1 Egg
Lemon Juice
Melted Butter for Basting

  1. First Mix all these things and marinade for 30-40 minutes.
  2. Now you can grill it in Oven or over a charcoal or electric barbecue.
  3. If you are doing it in Oven, pre-heat the oven first.
  4. Roast it at 200 degrees for about 15 minutes while turning half way through and basting with butter. Use the same method in Microwave if it has convection mode.
  5. It is best to do on charcoal as you can turn it over as and when and keep basting butter to keep it juicy. You just need to do it like 5-7 minutes on each side on direct heat.
  6. Take it off the heat and let it rest for 5 minutes.
  7. Resting is very important as chicken is still cooking off its own heat. Resting helps in all the juices settling down and this is a very critical step.
  8. Serve it with Onion and green chutney.
Now how easy was that. For this obviously you need special equipment like Convection, Oven or Barbecue but let me tell you it is worth it. Do try it!

Hope you will try it and enjoy the same.


Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Litpit Kaleji (Chicken Liver)

Litpit Kaleji Recipe or How to make Litpit Kaleji

Hi People,

It seems like I have been gone for eternity and I know it is true that I have not been posting for a long time. That is because I have not been cooking. Have shifted to Bengaluru and I have been staying on office accomodation for months but now my playground (kitchen) is all set and I have already started.

So, here is my first post from the new kitchen, but one of many to come from Chicken Shicken.

Last Saturday, I went into the chicken shop and got one whole chicken to make Pot Roast Chicken which you can see on my blog but then I also picked up some chicken liver, kaleji as we fondly call it in north. :P  And why do I call it Litpit? Well, because neither it is dry nor it has gravy. All the masala is covering the liver.

And like it happens, I mostly cook very impromptu dishes which are easy to make and delicious too. This Litpit Kaleji is one of them. Perfect to go with drinks (Now that is what I love doing on weekends). I never knew that such a simple 15 minutes thing could be so easy and simple.

Chicken Liver
Litpit Kaleji

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Mint Coated Chicken

Recipe for Mint Coated Chicken

Mint is something which is so strong in flavor and aroma. I really enjoy the smell it has and love to combine it with chicken, apart from Spinach. Check the Chicken with Pesto Sauce and Spinach stuffed Chicken. The green color in both of them is awesome.

So, I decided to give a unique twist to the humble chicken breast. Not to just serve it with some sauce but to coat it with mint. Though once cooked it doesnt stay green as it browns but it still carried the mint flavor.

Look at the darkish green coat that the chicken has.

Mint Coated Chicken
Mint Coated Chicken

Mint Coated Chicken
Mint Coated Chicken
Along with the chicken, I made caramelized onions which tasted amazing and provided that crunch.
As usual chicken was juicy and tender and the mint on the outside really gave a it a different twist.

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Chicken Korma Recipe

Chicken Korma Recipe or How to make Chicken Korma 

Hey Friends,

There are certain dishes like Chicken Korma which are so usual in our orders when we go and eat outside in Indian restaurants that we end up taking them for granted. However, this specific dish is very close to my heart because of its texture and mild though flavorful taste.

I have made this at home so many times and yesterday I realized that I have not shared it with you lovely people. What a shame! But better late than never. Finally, look at the pics.

Chicken Korma
Chicken Korma

Chicken Korma
Chicken Korma
Can you imagine how it tastes after looking at the color of this Korma? My mom who is so specific about how she wants the gravy and the taste and true critic of my cooking, happily approved it. And as my wife and niece were out for some work and when they came, they told me that house if full of aroma of the Korma. Well, I could not have smiled wider, not the sinister one like Joker from Dark Knight. :P

There is another dish that you might want to try which is Spicy Mutton Korma. This one is spicy whereas this chicken korma is mild.

Anyway, enough of self praise, here is the recipe for you.

  1. 750 grams chicken
  2. 3 medium sized onions
  3. Salt to taste.
  4. 1 table spoon Dhaniya/Coriander Powder
  5. 1 tea spoon Turmeric powder
  6. I table spoon red Kashmiri chilli powder
  7. 1 tea spoon green Cardamom Powder
  8. 1 tea spoon Cinnamon Powder
  9. 1 table spoon whole black pepper
  10. 4-5 Cloves
  11. 1-2 bay leaves.
  12. 7-8 cloves of garlic
  13. 1 tea spoon garam masala.
  14. 8-10 almonds
  15. 1 cup curd

Friday, 14 August 2015

Chicken In Pesto sauce

Chicken In Pesto Sauce Recipe Or How to make Chicken in Pesto Sauce

Hey Friends,

Day before yesterday I has posted about Toum Chicken which is sort of fusion of stir frying and Lebanese cuisine. It sure was yummy, do check it out by clicking on the link. It was full of garlic flavor and it being one of my favorite ingredients, I tried something else too, Chicken in Petso Sauce.  This was another attempt to make something for my kiddos and my niece who were asking for chicken!!

Many of you might know how to make Pesto Sauce, but still I would share it again how to make it for those who don't know. I used a very similar method to the Toum Chicken, but the flavor was totally different even though it was filled with Garlic along with Mint and Basil.

Chicken in Pesto Sauce
Chicken in Pesto Sauce

Chicken in Pesto Sauce
Chicken in Pesto Sauce

This is another super 'quicky' dish which you love to have once in a while!! Am I right? Quick and pleasurable!! Ok, I know what you are thinking but now get your track to the kitchen!!

The wonderful strong flavor of Garlic and Mint will just amaze you. Obviously the hero is the sauce but you have ensure chicken is cooked perfectly too.

Here is the recipe:


  1. 1 Chicken breast cut into medium size pieces.
  2. Basil leaves.
  3. Mint Leaves
  4. 4-5 Garlic cloves
  5. Walnuts. You may use Cashew nut as well if you don't have walnut.
  6. Olive oil.
  7. Salt to taste
  8. Crushed Black Pepper.

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Toum Chicken - Chicken with Garlic Sauce

Lebanese Toum Chicken Recipe

You must be wondering what in the world is Toum, especially if you are not familiar with Lebanese cuisine. Toum in Lebanon means Garlic. Toum or garlic sauce which is served in Lebanese restaraunts with Kebabs. But it is also used as a marinade to cook along with chicken or fish because it is actually more of a paste than a sauce. This Toum goes very well with anything barbecue or roast. But I have tried it in a different way to come up with a finger licking snack which gets ready in not more than 20 minutes, including preperation. Yes, you read it right!

Toum Chicken - Chicken with Garlic Sauce
Toum Chicken - Chicken with Garlic Sauce 
Toum Chicken - Chicken with Garlic Sauce
Toum Chicken - Chicken with Garlic Sauce
Since, they day I started eating Shwarmas and Hummus and Falafels and Pita Breads, I have been so in love with Lebanese cuisine. So, when I was looking at making something unique and new using classic Lebanese method, I came across this and gave my own twist to it.

The chicken came out really tangy due to lemon and with oozing flavors of Garlic. Made in less oil so it was healthy too.

Here is the recipe:


  1. 1 Chicken breast cut into medium size pieces.
  2. 1 medium sized lemon
  3. 7-8 garlic cloves
  4. 2 table spoons Olive oil
  5. Salt to taste

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Scotch Eggs

Scotch Eggs Recipe or How to make Scotch Eggs

Breakfast on weekends is something everyone always looks forward too. Though we are so much used to Paranthas or Omlettes, I love to expreriment and bring the oh-so-good chicken in my breakfast. That is why I tried these Scotch Eggs.

I have done experiments earlier as well like I did this Shakshuka which is an amazing Moroccon breakfast.

But these Scotch Eggs are as English as they can get.

Scotch Eggs
Scotch Eggs
A very typical English dish, Scotch Eggs are known to be invented in london in 1738 but then it is also very similar to Mughal dish Nargisi Koftas. In UK, packaged Scotch Eggs are easily available at departmental stores. In Netherland, they are also called "little bird's nest".

Lets get to the recipe straightaway.


  1. Chicken Mince or Keema.
  2. Eggs.
  3. Dried Mixed Herbs
  4. Oregano
  5. Piri Piri Spice Mix
  6. Salt to taste.
  7. Oil for deep frying.
  8. Bread Crumbs