How to make Apricot Chicken on Skewers -

Marinated chicken pieces strung onto skewers with apricots and grilled

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Boneless chicken (हड्डी रहित चिकन), Apricot jam (अपरिकौट जैम)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Apricot Chicken on Skewers

Apricot Chicken on Skewers Recipe Card


Hindi: murgh
Be a kid or a teenage or an adult or an oldie, chicken lovers trend all over the world at all times! One meat that is a favourite of all beyond belief! When cooked, it can be presented in many guises. Sauté it, fry it, toss it, bake it, steam it – eat it the way you want to. Whatever its form may be upon being cooked, its flavour may change but its flesh remains high in protein, low in fat and can be digested easily.

Prep Time : 0-5 minutes

Cook time : 6-7 hour

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Apricot Chicken on Skewers Recipe

  • Boneless chicken leg, cut into 1 inch pieces 1

  • Apricot jam 4 tablespoons

  • Golden apricots dried 18-20

  • Salt to taste

  • Crushed black peppercorns 1 teaspoon

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Onions chopped 2 medium

  • Coriander powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Cumin powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Curry powder 1 1/2 teaspoons

  • brown sugar/jaggery 1 tablespoon

  • Lemon juice 2 teaspoons

  • Bay leaf 1

  • Onion cut into cubes and layers separated 1 medium

  • Green capsicum diced 1 medium


Step 1

Place chicken pieces in a bowl. Add salt and crushed peppercorns, mix and set aside.

Step 2

Heat one tablespoon oil in a non-stickpan,add onions and sauté till golden.

Step 3

Add coriander powder, cumin powder and curry powder, mix well and sauté for a minute.

Step 4

Add brown sugar, lemon juice, apricot jam, one-fourth cup of water and bay leaf, mix well and cook on high heat till it reaches a sauce consistency. Discard the bay leaf and set aside to cool.

Step 5

Pour the sauce over the marinated chicken and mix well. Marinate for four to five hours.

Step 6

Insert onto the skewers an onion layer, capsicum cube, dried apricot and marinated chicken piece. Repeat the process with the remaining chicken pieces.

Step 7

Heat remaining oil in a non-stick grill pan. Place the skewers on it, grill rotating since they are well cooked from all the sides and cook till the chicken is fully done.

Step 8

Serve hot.

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