Chicken Sekuwa (Classic Nepali Chicken Skewers)

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is a skewered chicken BBQ marinated in a blend of Himalayan herbs and spices.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a blender, process all marinating ingredients into a smooth paste.
  2. Marinate chicken cubes in marinade for overnight in the refrigerator.
  3. Pat dry marinated chicken pieces and thread on with soaked bamboo skewers.
  4. Grill to the desired doneness, frequently turning and basting with the melted butter.
  5. Serve hot with rice pilaf and stir-fried vegetables, accompanied by tomato achar.
Most Helpful

This is a fabulous recipe! I work with a gentleman from Nepal and he introduced me to a number of different foods. When I found this I was thrilled! I asked him to look it over and he said it was very authentic. If you like indian foods and are ready to try something new this is it! I only wish I could make naan well enough to do hs justice.

clmtyjn April 06, 2012

This was excellent! I made it as a main dish over couscous. The only change I made was that we dipped them in sour cream. Absolutely fabulous! Thank you for sharing this recipe!

L.A. Stewart - way upstate N.Y. July 26, 2005

Another different and wonderful flavor. Together with the tomato achar, this makes a great appetizer that is totally unexpected and unique. Thanks!

Queen Dragon Mom April 23, 2005