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General Joseph’s Five-Star Chicken Batons

General Joseph’s Five-Star Chicken Batons

A recipe for General Joseph's Five-Star Chicken Batons from the cookbook, Deepa's Secrets.
Course Main
Cuisine Indian
Keyword chicken, India, Indian, skewers
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 4 Servings


  • 2 boneless chicken breasts


  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 2 tablespoons shallots minced in a foodprocessor
  • 1 slice bacon finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 2-3 drops liquid smoke
  • 8 (six-inch) skewers wooden (soaked in water for one hour) or metal
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil for basting
  • 1 tablespoon chaat masala


  • Pound chicken breast between two sheets of parchment paper with wooden mallet until 1⁄2-inch thick. Cut into 1-inch strips.
  • Mix the marinade in a medium glass bowl. Add chicken, cover, and hold in the fridge for at least one hour.
  • Position rack in middle of oven and turn broiler on.
  • Thread chicken on skewers. Brush with sesame oil and broil, 5 minutes per side.
  • Sprinkle with chaat masala and serve hot with Deepa’s Green Sauce or Chutput Ketchup for delicious dipping.