How to make Chilli Chicken -

Spicy popular indo-chinese recipe of batter fried chicken cubes tossed in chilli sauce

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Boneless chicken (हड्डी रहित चिकन), Green chillies (हरी मिर्च )

Cuisine : Indo Chinese

Course : Main Course Chicken

Chilli Chicken

Chilli Chicken Recipe Card


Hindi: murgh
Be a kid or a teenage or an adult or an oldie, chicken lovers trend all over the world at all times! One meat that is a favourite of all beyond belief! When cooked, it can be presented in many guises. Sauté it, fry it, toss it, bake it, steam it – eat it the way you want to. Whatever its form may be upon being cooked, its flavour may change but its flesh remains high in protein, low in fat and can be digested easily.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Chilli Chicken Recipe

  • Boneless chicken , cut into 1/2 inch cubes 400 grams

  • Green chillies , diagonally sliced 1-2

  • Green capsicum , cut into 1/2 inch squares 1 medium

  • Oil 1 tablespo for deep-frying

  • Egg 1

  • Salt to taste

  • White pepper powder 1 1/4 teaspoons

  • Garlic , chopped 4 teaspoons

  • Fresh coriander leaves , chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Cornflour/ corn starch 3-4 tablespoons

  • Ginger , finely chopped 1 inch

  • Onion , cut into 1/2 inch cubes and layers separated 1 medium

  • Vinegar 1 teaspoon

  • Soy sauce 1 teaspoon

  • Spring onion greens , sliced to garnish


Step 1

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.

Step 2

Take chicken cubes in a bowl, break egg and add. Add salt, ½ teaspoon white pepper powder, 2 teaspoons garlic and coriander leaves and mix well. Add 2-3 tablespoons cornflour and mix well.

Step 3

Slide the marinated chicken cubes into hot oil and deep-fry till golden brown and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 4

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a non-stick pan, add remaining garlic and sauté for 30 seconds. Add ginger and green chillies, mix and sauté for 30 seconds.

Step 5

Add onion cubes and green capsicum squares, mix and sauté for 1 minute. Add salt and white pepper powder and mix well. Add vinegar and soy sauce and mix well.

Step 6

Mix 1 tablespoon cornflour with some water in a small bowl to make a smooth slurry.

Step 7

Add ½ cup water to chicken mixture and mix. Add 2 tablespoons slurry, mix and cook till the mixture thickens. Add fried chicken cubes, toss well and cook for 1-2 minutes.

Step 8

Transfer into a serving bowl and serve hot garnished with spring onion greens.

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