How to make Pepper Crusted Chicken -

Marinated chicken thighs coated with crushed black peppercorns and cooked on a barbecue

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Chicken thighs on the bone, Black peppercorns (काली मिर्च)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Snacks and Starters

Pepper Crusted Chicken

Pepper Crusted Chicken Recipe Card


Fusion cuisine is one that combines elements of different culinary traditions. Cuisines of this type are not categorized according to any one particular cuisine style and have played a part in a number of innovations.
Fusion food is a general term for the combination of various forms of cookery and comes in several forms.  

Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Pepper Crusted Chicken Recipe

  • Chicken thighs on the bone 4

  • Black peppercorns , crushed 1/2 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Lemon 1

  • Ginger-garlic paste 2 tablespoons

  • Green chilli paste 4 teaspoons

  • Red chilli sauce 2 1/4 tablespoons

  • Tomato ketchup 2 1/2 tablespoons

  • Dark soy sauce 1 1/4 tablespoons

  • Oil to brush

  • Salad to serve


Step 1

Make incisions on chicken thighs on all sides. Sprinkle salt. Squeeze the juice of ½ lemon over them and rub in well.

Step 2

Take ginger-garlic paste in a large bowl, squeeze the juice of the remaining ½ lemon into it, add green chilli paste, red chilli sauce, tomato ketchup and dark soy sauce and mix well.

Step 3

Dip the chicken thighs in this marinade till they are well coated and set aside to marinate for 30 minutes.

Step 4

Spread crushed black peppercorns on a plate, roll the marinated chicken in the peppercorns so that they are well coated on all sides.

Step 5

Light sufficient charcoal in a barbeque, insert the prepared chicken onto skewers and place them on the barbeque grill. Cook till the chicken is cooked completely, rotating and brushing with oil occasionally. Take them off the barbecue.

Step 6

Arrange them on a serving plate, and serve hot with salad.

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