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Mirchi Chicken Skewer with Garlic Brown Butter Sauce

Fatima Ali from Potsn'Curries
Mirchi Chicken Skewer is a perfect summertime all rounder. Mirchi chicken skewers is a different recipe yet very close to the roots. It is prepared with a homemade chili paste using our traditional flavors and spices with a perfect balance of garlicy brown butter sauce on top.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Marination time 1 hr
Course Dinner, Main Course, Snacks
Cuisine pakistani, pakistani cuisine
Servings 4 Skewers


Mirchi (Chili) paste

  • Whole red button chilies - 3, soaked overnight
  • Dry kashmiri chilies - 3, soaked overnight

Mirchi Chicken Marinade

  • Chicken breast cut into thin fillets - 1
  • Chili paste - 2 tablespoon or as per your taste
  • Fresh Ginger garlic paste - 1 tablespoon
  • Roasted chickpea flour or gram flour - 1 tablespoon
  • Hung curd or Greek yogurt - 1 tablespoon
  • Salt - 3/4 teaspoon
  • Lemon juice - 1 tablespoon
  • Kasuri methi - 3/4 teaspoon, crushed
  • Fresh corinader leaves - 1 tablespoon, chopped
  • Olive oil - 1 tablespoon

Chicken Skewer Prep

  • Skewers, soaked in water
  • Onions - cubes
  • Capsicum - cubes
  • Chicken Marinated

Garlicy Brown Butter Sauce

  • Garlic - 2 - 3 cloves, chopped
  • Butter - 2 tablespoon
  • Salt - a pinch


  • Soak the chilies (whole button chilies and kashmiri red chilies ) overnight or atleast for two hours. Finely grind them into a paste using mortar and pestle.
  • Cut the chicken breast into thin fillets like pasanday.
  • In a bowl, mix all ingridents (roasted chick pea, ginger garlic paste, salt, chili paste, lemon juice, oil, kasuri methi, hung curd and chopped corinader leaves) together to make a marinade for the chicken.
  • Let the chicken rest in the marinade for atleast 1 hour (for best results overnight)
  • Thread the chicken into soaked bamboo skewers (alternatively with capcisums and onions cubes)
  • Heat grill pan and spray some olive oil on top. Pan grill the chicken skewer on medium flame until nicely charred and cooked on both sides.
  • Once the chicken is done, remove it from grill and set it aside. Don't over cook, it will make the chicken dry.
  • In a sauce pan, add butter. Once butter is melted add chopped garlic. As butter cooks it will turn brown and so will garlic. Cook for a minute or so until the butter turns into a nicely golden brown color. Be careful with the flame, dont burn the garlic either. Season the sauce with salt.
  • Pour the sauce over grilled mirchi chicken skewers right before serving.


  1. Always soak the bamboo skewer in water before using. This will help to thread the meat easily. 
  2. Bake chicken skewers in the oven at 170 C for 25 mins or Air fry them at 200 C for 15 - 20 mins.
Keyword bbq chicken, brown butter sauce, chicken grill, chicken skewers, chili chicken, garlic sauce, mirchi chicken, summer recipes, summer treats, whole chili paste