Spicy Grilled Chicken or Bhut Jolokia Grilled Chicken is a hot and spicy grilled chicken prepared using homemade bhut jolokia/king chilly sauce which produces super hot, flavorful and juicy chicken. If you’re looking for a new marinade to jazz up grilled chicken or any of your meat preparation, this is the one 👉 King Chilly Sauce

My family is a hard core non-vegetarian so this multi purpose homemade sauce is a great savior for me. This can be used as a dip, marinade, sauce, pickle or chutney. It is a hot and spicy concoction.

The marinade in this recipe is something new and interesting that pack a ton of flavor from the bhut jolokia sauce, roasted mejenga (sichuan peppercorns) and cracked black peppercorns.


Bhut Jolokia aka Raja Mircha is the hottest chilly found in the many North Eastern States. It is known by many names in northeast India: raja mircha in Nagaland, bhut jolokia in Assam, umorok in Manipur and common names like naga king chilly, ghost chilly, naga chilly etc. Bhut jolokia finds a mention in Guinness Book Of World Records as the hottest chilly in the world, once upon a time it was known as the hottest chilly of the world. Raja Mircha is an integral part of the North Eastern Cuisine. Ghost chilli is an absolute favourite among the people of north eastern region despite its extremely hot taste.


I’ve used chicken breast with bones and skin intact. First a smooth paste is made by mixing all the ingredients. Then the paste is smeared nicely over the chicken breast and kept aside to marinate for few minutes. It is recommended to marinate the chicken for atleast 30 minutes to 1 hour. The chicken is then grilled in an oven at 180° C for 5 minutes each on both sides. Later the temperature is increased to 200° C and grill for another 3-4 minutes on each sides.


I’ve made this chicken on an oven in grill mode but I’m sure you can also make it on an outdoor grills, grill pan over cooking stoves, gas grills, charcoal grills, electric grills, portable grills etc.


You can use bhut jolokia sauce which are readily available nowadays in some market and online stores. Still not able to source the bhut jolokia sauce then you can substitute that with some hot chilly sauce or marinades. However, if you’re sensitive to spices and heat, you may choose a mildly spiced sauce or marinade. But I am sure bhut jolokia lovers will surely love this one.


If you love spicy food this spicy grilled chicken is the best you’ll ever have, perfect for a weeknight quick dinner. Its a meal in it’s own. This spicy grilled chicken is full of flavour and is extremely moist and is done in less than 20 minutes. I bet you gonna love this spicy grilled chicken!


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Guys do try this spicy grilled chicken recipe and share your thoughts about the recipe with me, I would love to hear from you. So let’s get jump to the recipe.

Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 20-25 minutes
Serves: 2

Ingredients to make Bhut Jolokia Grilled Chicken:

1 Chicken breast with bones
2 tbsp Bhut Jolokia sauce ( get the recipe here)
1 tbsp Kashmiri red chilly powder
½ tsp cracked peppercorn
½ tsp roasted Sichuan peppercorns crushed
1 tbsp Ginger Garlic paste
2 tbsp lemon juice
Salt to taste
1 tbsp Oil

How to make Bhut Jolokia Grilled Chicken:

Wash the chicken well and pat dry with clean kitchen towel. Make few slashes around the chicken breast and set aside.

In a bowl add all the ingredients, mix well and make a smooth paste.

Apply the paste all over the chicken and inside the slashes too and keep marinated for few minutes. The longer marination the better.

Preheat the oven at 180° for 10 minutes.

Place the marinated chicken in a grill tray or rack and grill for 5 minutes on each sides.

Now increase the oven temperature to 200°. Smear the left over sauce if any over the chicken and grill further for 5 minutes each on both side.

Remove from oven, let it cool down and slice as per your preference.

Serve with any dipping sauce or chutneys of your choice along with lemon slices, onion rings and slit chillies.

Well, if you make this spicy grilled chicken, please do leave a feedback in the comments box below or snap a photo and tag Akum Raj Jamir on Facebook and akumrajjamir on Instagram with hashtag #atmykitchen. I would love to see your creations.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I hope you liked the recipe. Your valuable feedbacks are always welcome, I love hearing from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every one of you.

Happy cooking!

Love Akum

About Akum Raj Jamir

Hello Everyone.. I am Akum Raj Jamir. I am a Naga Lady born and bought up from Nagaland. Married to a Tamilian and settled in Chennai now.  I worked in hotel industry for 3 years and later I shifted to corporate sector and worked in US based MNC companies. In January 2014 I was blessed with a baby boy and that it when I decided to quit my job and give me full time for him as well as the home. Now I am a homemaker ☺.  I started cooking at the very small age. We sisters used to help mom in the kitchen and followed the foot step of my mom and that's how I developed my cooking skills. A foodie by nature and a passionate cook, loves everything about food. Cooking is my passion. I love experimenting with food in my kitchen and try to bring the best in whatever I cook. I cook with all my heart and soul and this love is evident in the dishes I cook.  I believe in sharing a lot thus whatever I cook I share with fellow friends and my fan followings. So this space is all about food from my kitchen for foodies like me. Explore the recipes ☺
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