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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Chilly Chicken

This is a timeless and ever popular Indo Chinese chicken dish which is relished by old and young alike. Chilli Chicken can be prepared in either dry form or in gravy form depending on the required taste of the person. During the course of time, this dish has transcended all geographical boundaries and is found in each and every city of the world. Apart from Indo Chinese restaurants , it has gained acceptance in various households. My friends relish this dish when they visit my place for lunch or dinner. So here goes:

To Marinate the Chicken
1/2 kg Chicken, cut into 1 1/2 inch
2 tbsp Cornflour
1 tbsp All purpose flour
2 tsp Soya sauce
2 tsp vinegar
1" inch Ginger, finely chopped and crushed
8-9 Garlic pods, finely chopped and crushed
1 tsp Chilly sauce
1 tsp Salt
2 tsp Green chilly paste
1 tsp Salt or adjust according to your taste
Pinch of pepper powder

For the Masala:
4-5 Onions, cut into thin long slices
1 big Capsicum,deseed & cut into thin long slices
3-4 Green chillies, slit vertically
4-5 Garlic pods, finely chopped
1 tsp Salt or adjust according to taste
1/2 tsp Black pepper powder
1 Whole red chillie, deseed and chop finely
1 Green onion, finely chopped

For the Sauce:
1/2 cup Tomato sauce
2 tbsp chilly sauce
2 tsp Vinegar
1 tsp Soya sauce
2 tsp Cornflour, dilute in little water
1/4 cup Water

Other than the above ingredients, 2 tbsp oil for deep frying chicken and for garnishing 2 green onions, thinly cut lengthwise.

After washing chicken pieces, pat dry and transfer in a big bowl. Mix all the ingredients as per marination list. 
Mix until all the pieces are coated well with the spices. Cover and keep this aside for 2 hours.
Heat oil in a pan and add marinated chicken pieces in batches to fry. Fry the pieces on medium heat till they are golden brown and keep aside. 
In the remaining oil add red chillies, green onions, green chillies, onion, capsicum, little salt and saute till they become tender. 
Simultaneously prepare sauce by mixing all the ingredients under 'sauce'. 
Now add the fried chicken pieces, sauce and mix thoroughly. Sprinkle pepper, salt and add mix well. Remove from heat when you get desired consistency. Garnish well will green onions and ginger julienne. Serve hot.



  1. Seriously am inviting myself to ur place, feel like finishing that irresistible chilly chicken, salivating here...

  2. Great posting :)yummyyyyyyyyyy

  3. This looks so much like the once from restaurants.I am bookmarking this.

  4. Yesterday made chilli paneer. yet to post. Love it.

  5. Just yday I was thinking abt this n you post it :) ..looks just so yum Deepa

  6. Seriously I am drooling,delicious and perfect chilly chicken and beautiful presentation.

  7. Omg, very addictive chilli chicken,soooo irresistible...

  8. Wow, this looks delicious & fantastic. Such an eye catching Chinese style presentation :)

  9. chilli chicken my all time fav... dish at ur dish is making me drool...

  10. your blog is very nice.. many recipes here :)
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  11. Wow....this looks awesome!!! After all that fasting, i am dying to have chicken!!

  12. that looks so perfect and yummy Deepa!!! love this..

  13. thats one of my fav..i like it..

  14. The perfect dish for an enjoyable dinner.. I love the flavours... Perfectly made and presented:)

  15. very perfectly made n presented neatly...awesome recipe bookmarked!!! very tempting deepa...

  16. Would love to have it as such... Tasty and flavorful recipe...

  17. Delicious chilli chicken,my fav indo chinese any day.

  18. Chilli chicken looks delicious..Love this semi dry version most...

  19. hey deepa,
    Gorgeously presented!!nice pictorial tour through the recipe :P lucky friends of urs ;)

  20. looks tempting & delicious ...

  21. mouthwatering dish out there..yummy chicken..send me some ;)

  22. Looks spicy and mouthwatering!!

  23. Wonderful recipe. Looks spicy and tempting. I appreciate for your step by step presentation.

  24. Chilly chicken is my favorite dish...but dukher kotha holo aeta J after frying, i just eat30% of the fried chicken and chili chicken bananor jonno chicken kom pode jaye!! lol..

  25. hey a pure vegeterian ..but except the chicken thing i luved the other ingredients used..usually i dont comment if any non-veg dish is posted but ur pics really made me to write this..looks very yummy :P

  26. oh my god...this iz absolutely divine alltime favor....

  27. Lovely recipe. They look perfect.

  28. Looks irresistible!!!! And so well explained :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  29. Looks delicious! Love the dish. How do I make it with cauliflower? Same way?

  30. wow...this is my fav...and you made it so perfectly that I am feeling hungry now...yum yum

  31. I don't know anyone that dislike chilli chicken! very inviting and mouthwatering!

  32. Lovely chilly chicken... Looks exactly like we get in restaurants.. Bookmarked!!

    By the way, thanks for your lovely comments for my last post!! :-)

  33. Wonderful recipe. Going to try this soon.

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  35. Hi Deepa, I tried this recipe recently and it tasted excellent. Thanks for this wonderful recipe dear. Yours look very yummy.


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