SNL Chicken Pickle: Infusing Your Protein with Irresistible Flavors

The key to a delicious chicken pickle lies in the marinade. A blend of aromatic spices such as mustard seeds, fenugreek, cumin, and chili peppers, combined with tangy vinegar or lemon juice, creates a marinade that infuses the chicken with layers of flavor. The chicken is then cooked until tender, allowing it to soak up the rich marinade, resulting in a dish that bursts with savory and spicy notes.

While traditional recipes for chicken pickle abound, don't be afraid to experiment and tailor the flavors to your preferences. Here's a basic recipe to get you started:


  • 500g chicken, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 3 tablespoons mustard oil (or any cooking oil of your choice)
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar or lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 4-5 dried red chili peppers
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh cilantro leaves for garnish (optional)


  1. Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat. Add mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, cumin seeds, and dried red chili peppers. Sauté until the spices are fragrant and the mustard seeds start to pop.
  2. Add the chicken pieces to the pan and stir well to coat them with the spices.
  3. Pour in the vinegar or lemon juice and sprinkle turmeric powder over the chicken. Season with salt according to your taste.
  4. Cook the chicken uncovered, stirring occasionally, until it is tender and cooked through. This typically takes around 15-20 minutes.
  5. Once the chicken is cooked, remove it from the heat and let it cool slightly. Garnish with fresh cilantro leaves if desired.
  6. Transfer the chicken pickle to a clean, airtight jar and store it in the refrigerator for up to a week. The flavors will continue to develop over time, so it's best to let it marinate for a day or two before enjoying.

Enjoying the Fruits of Your Labor: Chicken pickle is incredibly versatile and can be enjoyed in numerous ways. Serve it as a side dish alongside rice or bread, incorporate it into sandwiches or wraps for a flavorful twist, or simply enjoy it on its own as a satisfying snack.

The beauty of chicken pickle lies in its ability to transform humble ingredients into a culinary masterpiece bursting with flavor. Whether you're a seasoned chef or a novice in the kitchen, experimenting with chicken pickle is sure to delight your taste buds and add a touch of excitement to your meals. So go ahead, embrace the art of pickling, and infuse your protein with irresistible flavors!

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