Easy Indian cooking: Chicken shashlik

By: Simply Sabrina

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!


  • 1.5 Pounds of (3) boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into small cubes
  • 1/2 teaspoon of soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of sesame oil
  • 6 tablespoons of ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon of yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon of red chili powder
  • 1 onion cut into cubes
  • 1 green bell pepper cut into cubes
  • 1 cup of basmati rice (optional)

Raita (Yogurt Sauce)

  • 4 tablespoons of nonfat plain yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cumin
  • 2 teaspoons of indian 'chaat masala'
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • Pinch of salt


For the chicken

  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)

For the Raita:

  1. Add yogurt to a small bowl and whip until smooth
  2. Add salt, chaat masala, lemon juice, and cumin and mix thoroughly

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