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Barbecue chicken and rice

Step by step Barbecue Chicken and Rice recipe with photos of each step.

Here’s a yummy, fool-proof recipe of barbecue chicken over rice. The tandoori chicken is smoked and served on seasoned rice sautéed with smoked veggies on the side and  a yummy sauce. The rice dish is finally grilled for a charred look. The taste of Bbq rice platter is just like having a charcoal grilled tandoori chicken with salad, sauce and rice. All of that without much of the hard work. It’s a complete platter bursting with flavors and something that cannot fail to please.

I got this recipe from a friend but I tried to search the original creator of this easy and simple recipe, so I could give due credits. I could trace back to Homechef Mahrukh Fawad.

So this recipe inspired is by Mahrukh, I made a few tweaks and I also tried to be exact in instructions.

My other recipes

Smoky chicken with rice and tomato basil sauce

Tikka paratha roll bake

How to make Barbecue Chicken and rice?

Barbecue Chicken and Rice Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
40 mins

Smoked Tandoori chicken is served with seasoned rice, smoked veggies and sauce. Serve hot with thin soup.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian, Pakistani
Servings: 6 servings
For Tandoori chicken
  • 500 grams chicken boneless cut into cubes
  • 500 grams yogurt
  • 4 tablespoons tandoori masala
  • tablespoon ginger garlic paste
  • 2 tablespoon oil
For seasoned Rice
  • cups (500 grams) rice
  • 2 tablespoon oil, divided
  • ½ teaspoon red chilli flakes
  • ½ teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 2 tablespoon soya sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chilli sauce
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • salt
For Sautéed veggies
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • ½ teaspoon chopped garlic
  • ½ teaspoon red chilli flakes
  • 1 cup shredded cabbage
  • ½ cup chopped capsicum
  • cup chopped green onions
  • 1 cup onion small cubes
  • salt
  • 6 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 4 tablespoon chilli garlic sauce
  • 2 tablespoon milk
  • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander
For Tandoori Chicken
  1. Mix chicken, tandoori masala, ginger garlic paste, oil and yogurt in a bowl. Set aside to marinate for 30 minutes.

  2. Then cook chicken on medium flame for 20 minutes until tender.
  3. Smoke with a piece of red hot charcoal and few drops of oil.
For seasoned rice
  1. Wash and soak rice in water for 15 minutes.
  2. Boil water in a pot, add soaked rice and salt. Boil until 80% cooked. Strain and drain the water. Add 1 tablespoon oil in rice while still in strainer and mix lightly.

  3. In the same rice pot heat remaining 1 tablespoon of oil and fry garlic and red chilli flakes for 30 seconds. Add rice, soy sauce and vinegar. Mix lightly by turning rice up and down without breaking rice grains.

  4. Pour 2 tablespoon of water on rice for dum. Cover and cook for 5-7 minutes on low flame until steam rises.

For Sauteed Veggies
  1. In a pan fry garlic, and red chili flakes in oil for 30 second and add all vegetables and salt. Fry for 2 minutes. Sauteed veggies are ready.

  2. Smoke with a piece of red hot charcoal and few drop of oil.
For Sauce
  1. Mix chili garlic sauce, milk, fresh coriander and mayonnaise in a bowl and set aside.

  1. Grease a large dish (7"x 9") or two medium dish (5"x 6"). Spread a layer of hot rice. Now top it with hot tandoori chicken in the center and sauteed veggies in the sides. Finally, spread the sauce and grill for 2 minutes in the oven. Serve hot.

Step by step recipe of Barbecue Chicken and Rice Recipe

For Smoked Tandoori Chicken

In a bowl mix chicken, yogurt, oil, ginger garlic paste, and tandoori masala.

Marinate for 30 minutes.

After 30 minutes of marination, cook the chicken in a pot for 20 minutes on high heat until water dries. (Check water after 10 minutes). Heat the coal on another stove for smoking.

So you can see have gravy of medium consistency  along with chicken. Smoked the chicken with a piece of red hot coal and oil. Chicken is ready set it aside.

For seasoned rice

  • While chicken marinate, boil water for rice with salt. (Tip:The water should have soupy salt consistency on tasting).
  • Wash and soak rice for 10 minutes at least.

When water boils, add rice. Boil rice until 80% cooked. Drain water in a strainer and add 1 tablespoon oil and mix lightly.

To prepare seasoning, heat oil in pan and add red chili flakes, garlic, and salt in the same rice pot. Stir for 15 seconds and add strained rice.

Mix in chili sauce, soy sauce and vinegar.

Mix carefully by turning rice upside down with a spatula without breaking rice. Pour two table-spoon of water for dum.  Cover and cook for 5-7 minutes on lowest flame until steam rises. (dum dena). Rice is ready.

For Sauteed Vegetables

In a pan heat oil and add red chili flakes, garlic and salt for 15 second and add all veggies.

Capsicums, onion and green onions, all go in the pan. Stir for a minutes and turn off the heat.

Smoke with a piece of red-hot charcoal and few drops of oil. Cover tightly for 5 minutes. Veggies are also read now.

For Sauce

Take all ingredients of sauce in a bowl that is chili garlic sauce, mayonnaise, milk and coriander. Mix well.

Sauce is ready.


Note:Here’s a photo of two dishes I prepared together, so you have a visual idea of measures. Rice, chicken and vegetables needs to be hot at the time of serving except sauce.

Fill an oven proof dish with hot rice and spread a layer of hot chicken.

Spread the layer of warm vegetables on sides.

Spread the sauce on top.

Grill for 2-5 minutes for charred look.

Here’s the photo of other dish that was grilled a bit longer. Keep your eyes constantly on dish while grilling. Your Barbecue Chicken and rice is ready to serve.

Barbecue Chicken and Rice Recipe

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  1. Umm-e-Aimen Taaha

    Your recipe never fails…. tried your recipe today for big event and it turned out amazing, Thanks Marium

    • Recipe 52

      Thanks Aimon for trying my recipe. You are an amazing cook yourself.:)

  2. Anonymous

    Looks delicious! Can’t wait to try this today

  3. Tayyaba

    I made it today… and it was awesome… just love ur recipes…

    • Recipe 52

      Thanks for the lovely feedback. I was having a rough day, it made my day. 😊

  4. Hi, i just came across your vibe after scrolling through some insta accounts. Mashallah you are doing a great job. I m a pakistani blogger myself, more about lifestyle and i do share recipes too. I m loving the vibe of your blog and so i wanted to wish you well and say hi! 🙂
    I would try this recipe out too.

    • Recipe 52

      Hi Abeer, thank you so much for the lovely comment. I will definitely check your blog. Good Luck to you too.

  5. Anonymous

    Turns out really well…an all in one meal

    • Recipe 52

      I’m so glad to know that. Thanks for stopping by and reviewing the recipe.

  6. Husaina

    Made it today turned out too good to be true!!a restaurant style meal!

    • Recipe 52

      Thank you Hussaina. I’m so glad you liked it. 😊

  7. Umm-e-Aimen Taaha

    Looks sooo yummy cant wait to try

    • Recipe 52

      Thank Umm-e-Aimen, do try it, its yummy!


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