How to make Garlic Chicken -

Deliciously garlicky chicken. These garlic chicken thighs are a terrific way to eat protein when the weather is warm and you want something substantial yet light. Grilled or pan-fried, this chicken is sure to be a hit! Crispy garlic with savoury and slightly sweet chicken pieces served over steamed rice, this recipe is going to be on your hit list.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from the book Best of Chinese Cooking.

Main Ingredients : Garlic (लहसुन), Boneless chicken (हड्डी रहित चिकन)

Cuisine : Chinese

Course : Main Course Chicken

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Garlic Chicken

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Prep Time : 41-50 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Garlic Chicken Recipe

  • Garlic 18-20 cloves

  • Boneless chicken cut into cubes 400 grams

  • Egg 2

  • Cornflour/ Corn starch 6 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Tomato ketchup 1/2 cup

  • MSG (optional) 1/4 teaspoon

  • Chicken stock 3 cups

  • White pepper powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Oil 2 tablespoons + for deep frying

  • Vinegar 1 tablespoon

  • Spring onion greens chopped 2 stalks


Step 1

Wash, trim and cut the boneless chicken into one and half inch sized pieces. Finely chop ten to twelve garlic cloves and grind the remaining into a fine paste.

Step 2

Mix the eggs, four tablespoons of cornflour, garlic paste and salt to taste into the chicken pieces. Leave aside for half an hour. Mix the remaining cornflour in one cup of water.

Step 3

Mix together the tomato ketchup, MSG, chicken stock, salt and white pepper powder.

Step 4

Heat sufficient oil in a wok and deep fry the marinated chicken for two to three minutes. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 5

Heat two tablespoons of oil in another wok or a pan, add the chopped garlic and stir-fry briefly.

Step 6

Stir in sauce and spice mix and bring it to a boil. Stir in cornflour mixture and cook for a minute or until the sauce starts to thicken, stirring continuously.

Step 7

Add fried chicken pieces and cook for a couple of minutes on medium heat. Stir in vinegar.

Step 8

Serve hot, garnished with chopped spring onion greens.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.