Jhat Pat Chicken

September 18, 2019 S Malik 5 Comments

plate of Jhat Pat Chicken

Jhat Pat Chicken is a very quick and easy recipe and a little different from your regular chicken dinner. Ideal for weeknight meal when you are running around for after school activities or come home late from work and have no time for an elaborate dinner. This is an ideal recipe for those nights.

Jhat Pat is an Urdu word which means quickly or promptly, which is what this dish is. It comes together in no time and can be served with bread of your choice or boiled rice. Usually boneless chicken cubes are used but I just used bone-in chicken pieces, which add to the flavor.

Here it is made allergy friendly and healthier by:

  • Vinegar Free: Using lemon instead of vinegar to give a tang to the dish.
  • Using honey powder instead of sugar to give it a healthier twist.

  • 00:45 mins
  • Serves: 4
  • Easy


Adjust Servings:
2 lb skinless bone-in chicken pieces
3 tablespoons oil
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon crushed black pepper
1 teaspoon honey
1 tablespoon soy sauce
4 tablespoons lemon juice
8 whole red chilies
1 onion, cubed
1/2 green and red pepper, cubed (each)
1 tablespoon ginger/garlic paste


5 min
Cut all the veggies into cubes.
2 min
cubed and stir-fried onions, green and red peppers
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a pan. Add the vegetables along with the red chilies and stir-fry for 2 minutes. Take out of the pan and set aside.
1 min
In the same pan, add the rest of the oil and ginger/garlic paste. Fry until fragrant.
30 min
chicken cooking in a pot
Add the chicken and all the spices and seasonings, fry on high heat for a few minutes. Then lower the heat, add a 1/2 cup water and let the chicken cook through until tender.
5 min
Add the vegetables back into the pan and simmer for five minutes. Serve with bread or rice.

Cook Notes

  • Soy Free: Leave the soy sauce out and season with salt to taste.
  • Vegetables: use different colored peppers or onion to make the dish colorful.
  • Use boneless chicken cubes for even more faster cook time.

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  1. Yum! The perfect chicken dinner. No fuss, and super simple. Great recipe, Sadia!

  2. I love how simple it looks but the ingredients are flavourful

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