Chicken Steak

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Serves 2-3

Sumptuously moist, flavourful and tender chicken steak with a light creamy pepper sauce, side of mixed veggies, some fries and garlicky buttered toasted rolls.

boneless chicken breast, trimmed and pounded lightly to flatten
- marinate chicken in the ingredients below for at least 2 hours.
1 tbsp.
1 tbsp.
1 tbsp.
soya sauce
1 tsp.
garlic paste
1 tsp.
ginger paste
pinch of turmeric powder
pinch of tandoori masala
1 tsp.
red chilli powder
1 tsp.
red chilli flakes
juice of half a lemon
Ingredients for Light Creamy Pepper Sauce
1 tbsp.
1/2 tbsp.
1 tsp.
corn flour
1 tbsp.
black pepper
pinch of garam masala
salt to taste
3 tbsp.
fresh cream or sour cream
small onion chopped finely
1 cup
chicken stock

The steak can be served with rice, or mashed potatoes, or even roasted baby potatoes...whatever you like best. :)

I have served it here with Stir-Fried Veggies and Garlic Bread.

For the Chicken

You can either:  Grill the chicken steak on a bbq grill on both sides until done (about 12-15 minutes per side)


Heat a hot steak pan or heavy griddle, add 2 tbsp. of oil to it and fry the steak on medium heat for about 10 minutes per side. Then increase the heat and give it a final fry of about 3-4 minutes per side or until it begins to slightly char. Do not crowd the pan, fry a few pieces at a time.

For the Light Creamy Pepper Sauce

Heat the butter, add the onions and fry until golden. Add the flour, pepper, garam masala and salt and cook on low heat for 3 minutes, then slowly add the stock and the corn flour. Cook until the stock thickens slightly, then add the cream and stir together. Let this simmer for a few minutes, adjust taste and turn off.

For the veggies, I boiled the carrots and peas for just about 5 minutes, until they are halfway done, then drain the water. Added the sweet corn from a can. Then in a pan, heat 1 tbsp. of butter, once it melts add the combined veggies and stir fry on low heat for a few minutes. Sprinkle salt, pepper and a dash of cumin powder. Turn off the heat and serve! :)

Serve your steak with the sauce drizzled over it, and with the sides of your choice! Enjoy!


Salaam, I need to ask is it ok if i dont put chili powder in this? my father dont want anythng doing with chilli...

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Yes totally ok to omit it, spice can always be adjusted according to taste. :)

how do u make the chicken stock for the pepper sauce?

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Either dissolve a stock cube/chicken cube in water or simply boil some chicken and use the soup as stock.


Hi.. Can we use knor chicken cube ..? Is one chicken cube enough for it? .. I am preparing it today so please le me know as earliest as possible ..
Thanks a lot :))

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Hi. Is that for the stock? If so, check how much water is needed to dissolve the cube and see if it matches amount of stock required for the sauce recipe.

I am using 3 boneless chicken breasts.. So wat will be the quantity of ingredients in which I will marinate them?.. Shall I put 3 of them in 3 different bowls n matinate with the above mentioned ingredients?
First time making a steak so have no idea at all.. :(

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What is the collective weight of the chicken breasts you are using? I think the measurements given here should be enough for what you have, so simply make the marinade and add it to all the chicken in one bowl.

U didn't answer abt chicken stock? Plz let me know

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Refer to the comments above please.

Thank u soo much .. It turned out really yummy .. Jazak Allah
How to make mushroom white sauce used in steaks ?

hello,um cn i knw dat wthr i cn use curd instead of sour cream? thanks

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Hi, yes you can use curd or fresh cream.

Hi, i tried d chicken steak and d kheer, it turned out well n every1 liked it!Thanx alot

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W/Salaam, yes that is ok.

Salaams, could we just use water in place of chicksn stock?

Assalam allikum Fauzia, I was actually searching for peri peri chicken recipes when I stumbled upon your website and must say your recipes are absolutely amazing. I'm making the peri chicken today. Anyway I basically went to Pakistan in April & ate pepper steak from a few different restaurants. Since we've come back I've been searching for recipes on how to cook it on you tube but all the recipes contain alcohol so couldn't make them. I can't begin to explain to you in words when I just found this recipe on your website, I'm so thrilled & just sent my husband off to get me the steaks so I can try them! Just on a final note wanted to say thank you

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Hi, sounds like the steak got overcooked. Did you cook it for very long?

Hi Fauzia! I tried chicken steak but it got hard...where do you think it went wrong?

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W/Salaam, yes you can. :)

Salaam, i was wondering if it would be okay if i used chicken legs instead? Also, would it still be okay if i served it without the sauce? Thank you in advance.

Salam fouzia how r u? I just wanted to ask that can I use chicken tenders instead of breasts n in souce which flour u used self- raising or all purpose?

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W/Salaam, yes you can use tenders, and I used AP flour.

Salaams. Can u pls tell me if we add salt in the chicken marination pls becoz I've just marinated it but the soya sauce hasn't made it salty enough. Thanku

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W/Salaam, I normally follow this recipe exactly and it gives perfect results. If you are worried you could reduce the amount of salt to your preference and can always sprinkle some over your meal if it feels like it turned out less salty. :)

Salaams, can I omit the soy sauce as I ran out of it? I would like to make this right now:) thanks for the great recipes!

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W/Salaam, yes you can leave it out. :)

wooow wat a yummy yummy thanx fauzia

salam fauzia i don,t have steak pan can i use simple non stick frying pan??please reply i want to try this recipie

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W/Salaam, yes that is fine.

Assalamu alaikum, this dish was absolutely delicious. MashaAllaah 3laiki, can't wait to try more of your recipes inshaAllah

hi.i love the look of the steak and will try it.i wanted to ask one thing.I usually bake the steak to avoid oil.i do it for 15 min.But it gets leathery.any tips?

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Make sure the oven is VERY HOT when you place the steak inside it. That will help seal the chicken instantly so that moisture is retained inside as it bakes.

Salam. Can I marinate this overnight?

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W/Salaam, yes you can.

Hi Fauzia, I want to make a chicken steak but with mushroom sauce, do you have a recipe?

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Hi! Sorry no mushroom sauce at the moment.

hello Fauzia,
I would like to know what u meant by chicken stock (in the sauce)? can it be replace by something else??

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Hi, soup made from boiling chicken with bones. You can use water.

Hi Fauzia,

Your recipies has been life saver for me. Thank you very much. I'm making this today and just noticed I dont have cream for the pepper sauce.Is there any substitute I can use instead of cream/sour cream.. like yoghurt or anything else?

Thanks and reply fast.

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Hi, thanks. Milk will work, thicken the sauce if you want by adding cornflour paste.

Hi fauzia what if I don't have sour cream / fresh cream any substitute for it?

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Hi, you could use milk although the sauce might not be as rich/thick as with cream. :)

Hi, can I use white pepper instead of black pepper? please reply fast as I want to make that for dinner tonite. thanks

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Hi, yes you can.

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appa i want to make it today but i dont have cornflour in stock so what can i use insteda of it? reply soon

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Use regular plain flour.

Awesome recipe. JazakAllah khayr

I need chicken steak with mushroom sauce recipe as well