Chilli Chicken Paratha (Cheat version!)



I am basically a lazy mom. I know – my blog doesn’t show that, but I really am! If one day, I cook up 10 dishes, I can go about without cooking anything for the next 10 days. I don’t know if it is exhaustion or sheer laziness. I have these spikes in my enthusiasm graph which can literally hit the bottom on some days. πŸ˜€ Actually, at the stage I am in now, I am literally at the bottom, not cooking much or instead depending on quick fixes. One thing I have come to realize is that my kids tend to like all my phataphat stuff rather than what I prepare with so much elaboration! πŸ˜• I don’t know whether I need to rejoice on it or feel sad – rejoice, yes, as it makes my lazy bone happy, and sad, yes, as it makes the hyper blogger in me upset! πŸ˜‰




Today’s post is just an example of how lazy I can get. At times, we get rotisserie chicken especially when we go out early and come back late. Ever since I am veg, I only have the khuboos and hummus. HD and kids would fight over the legs and other bony parts of the chickenΒ and what comes back is the fleshy breast portion. This duly goes into an airtight container and is kept in the fridge, waiting for its turn to be recycled. If I have puff pasty sheets, I make pot pies, which the kids love, or else it is this dish that turns up. Normally I make only the chicken and serve it with chapathi or khuboos, but since I had frozen parathas in my freezer, I thought why not do a little twist! Now this features each time I have some leftover chicken. The kids love it, the men also love it and I don’t have to make any sides to go with it. πŸ˜‰ Total lazy recipe… hehe…




5 from 1 vote

Chilli Chicken Paratha (Cheat version!)

Course Dinner
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2
Author Rafeeda


  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 3 green chillies minced
  • 2 medium onions minced
  • 1 large tomato chopped
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp Kashmiri chilli powder
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded cooked chicken from leftover rotisserie chicken
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped coriander leaves as desired
  • 8 ready-made frozen parathas


  • Heat oil in a saucepan and briefly fry the ginger garlic paste.
  • Add in the onions and chillies and saute till wilted.
  • Add in the tomato and cook for a couple of minutes.
  • Add in the powders and saute till the raw smell is gone.
  • Add the shredded chicken, the garam masala, salt and pepper and toss well. Check for seasoning.
  • Cook on low for around 5 minutes. Add in the coriander leaves and switch off. The stuffing is ready.
  • Divide the stuffing into 4 equal portions.
  • Heat a pan till hot. Keep on low flame.
  • Take out one paratha and put it on the pan. Spread one portion of the filling evenly on it.
  • Take another paratha and press it on top. Seal the sides by pressing with your fingers.
  • Flip after sometime to cook the other side. Flip a couple of times till both sides are well browned.
  • Repeat with the other 6 parathas - total you will make 4.
  • Serve warm as is or with some raita and pickle!

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  1. remya sean says:

    It resembles erachi pathiri :P.. love your version and Im ready to finish all those parathas ..

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Yes, literally a cheat erachi pathiri… πŸ˜› Thanks a lot Remya…

  2. LOL! I when I saw the fb post, I went “Raf madeParathas!” and I come here and you burst my bubble! I am still smiling noding my head right to left! hehehe you and your laziness. It sounds like the first rank holder who says havent prepared for the exam! Dont try to make my believe your are lazy~ πŸ˜€
    The cheat version or any with chicken it will sell like hot cakes! πŸ˜›

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Haha… pattiche! Yaay… πŸ˜› I can’t stop laughing reading your comment… Why doesn’t anybody believe that I am lazy? πŸ˜• Stay in my home for a couple of days and you will understand hehe… Thanks a lot Fami…

  3. Rafeeda you are one super woman successfully juggling between job and family .luckily my girl likes only breast piece so i hardly have leftover …but if left i too do some thing with puff or samoosa because my man is not paratha man .The parathas look delicious!!!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Alhamdulillah for everything, at the moment low on energy but trying to keep up with all sorts of phataphat stuff… πŸ˜€ Thanks a lot Nusrath…

  4. LOL , you are not the only one hehehe. I get days I don’t want to do anything….. I like this cheats version , nice and quick way to use up left overs as well

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      I actually hate that sometimes that phase extends infinitely… hehe… thanks a lot Nammi…

  5. Chicken paratha, looks good..nice simple and easy recipe.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Beena…

  6. Wooow that looks delicious…i love such stuffed parathas…we use to do ot with egg…In sha Allah will defenitely try this one..

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Shazia…

  7. It looks super tempting..

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Rumana…

  8. Chicken and paratha is always a winning combination.. Lovely share ..

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Sharmila…

  9. 5 stars
    This looks so delicious and I always look for shortcut in cooking any recipe.. Love such easy to prepare and tasty recipes

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Divya…

  10. No way u r lazy Rafee.. I can never accept that. Ur enthusiasm and rigour is what keeps some lazy bloggers like me to still hold on to the passion πŸ™‚ And by the way, lazy ppl are the most innovative it seems. And I can agree so much after seeing this recipe. I am gonna try this as chicken stuffed chapathi as I am sure my man would love them πŸ™‚

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      I know my blog doesn’t show that but in reality I am lazy… I will write that anywhere! πŸ˜€ Thank you so much Chitz, do make them and hopefully the man will love it… πŸ™‚

  11. looks superb… the idea of using frozen parathas

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Gloria…

  12. I love that filling..and can think of using it for some baked buns.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Yes, the stuffing would be awesome for some sliders… thanks a lot Angie…

  13. This paratha is lazy cooking? You must be kidding me. You have not seen my lazy cooking neither I have made the cheat version. I love it. Looks so divine.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Nava…

  14. ahhh… such a healthy and tempting paratha…iam hungry now..

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Usha daa…

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