Recipe video: How to make Grilled Chicken

It’s October, and the air conditioners and fans are working overtime here in Mumbai. With the change in weather, there have been a few changes in my kitchen–gone are the warm, fuzzy recipes that made you want to curl up in your bed with a book. What’s here is fresh, zingy, light food. Food that requires minimum time in a super-sunny kitchen.

Come, look what we’re eating!

Grilled chicken with Tomato and Pineapple Salsa

Ingredients for Grilled Chicken

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic
  • 2 red chilies
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil + for spraying on the pan
  • Salt to taste


  1. Make shallow slits along the diagonal of each chicken breast.
  2. In a mortar and pestle or coffee grinder, mince the garlic, red chilies, and salt.
  3. Add the olive oil and mix to a paste.
  4. Apply on each side of the chicken breasts.
  5. Squeeze on some lime juice and leave to marinate until you make your salsa.
  6. When it’ time to grill, heat your grill pan or skillet or other pan of choice and spray on some olive oil.
  7. Grill the chicken breasts for about 3-4 minutes on the first side and for about 2 minutes on the second.
  8. Serve hot with a cool salsa or salad.

Recipe for Tomato and Pineapple Salsa here. Except, I used cherry tomatoes this time because I found them burstingly fresh when I went shopping for the shoot.

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Comments (4)

  1. Deeps October 9, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    Such a simple yet yummy the video..truly screams freshness! This one is a must-make for me..especially being on a diet.. 🙂

  2. Kitchen Flavours October 11, 2011 at 3:02 am

    Wow…love the simplicity of the recipe…u r correct about weather… is an nice idea…

  3. Miri October 15, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    The mornings are cool here in Delhi but it's HOT by the afternoon- another month and then it will cd cold so I'm nit complaining!

    This sounds perfect for a light lunch- and the salsa is delicious!

  4. ReallyPosh October 21, 2011 at 6:20 am

    could you please upload your videos via youtube? vimeo takes an endless amount of time to load! Been tryng to see the full recipe since 5-10 mins and I have a fast broadband connection!

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