chilli chicken
Chilli Chicken Recipe
Prep Time
50 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
soaking time
1 hr 40 mins
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins
 
Course: Side Dish
Servings: 4
Author: Akila
Ingredients
For Marination
  • Boneless Chicken - 1/2 kg
  • Soya sauce - 1 tbsp
  • Chilli sauce - 1 tbsp
  • Pepper Powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Egg white - from 1 egg or 2 tbsp all purpose flour + 2 tbsp corn flour
For Seasoning
  • Soya sauce - 2 tsp
  • Chilli sauce - 2 tsp
  • Chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Vinegar - 1.5 tsp
  • Sugar - 1 tsp
Other Ingredients
  • Onion - 2 medium sized Cubed
  • Capsicum / Bell peppers - 1 cup cubed
  • Green chillies - 2 cut lengthwise
  • Spring onion - 1 chopped finely + little for garnishing
Instructions
  1. Wash the chicken nicely with salt and turmeric powder. Add the tomato sauce, pepper powder, soya sauce, egg white.
  2. Add the chilli powder and marinate for 1hr at least.
  3. Now add the corn flour and all purpose flour and mix well.
  4. In a vessel add oil and when hot add the marinated chicken pieces in little batches and fry them to crispy. When they turn golden colour, Filter the excess oil in kitchen towel and keep them aside.
  5. Meanwhile prepare the sauces in the bowl. Add the tomato chilli sauce, soya sauce, vinegar, sugar, pepper and keep it ready. (Got this tip from here).
  6. In the vessel, add the oil and add the garlic and green chilli. Fry them. Add the cubed onions.
  7. Add the capsicum and let them cook till 70 percent as we want them to be crunchy and not mushy. Now add the prepared sauce and mix them.
  8. Add the fried chicken pieces and mix them till they are well coated with the sauces. Check for the salt and adjust it.
  9. Yummy chilli chicken is ready. Garnish with spring onions and serve it hot.
Recipe Notes

In seasoning, instead of chilli sauce, you can also add the tomato ketchup.

2. Try to do brining the chicken pieces the before night to make it tender and for best results of chilli chicken. If you are short of time, atleast do it for 1 hr and keep in fridge then prepare as ususal.

3. To get the bright red color to the chicken you can use the kashmiri chilli powder. If unavailable, you can use edible red colour.

4. Soya sauce already contains salt. So check before adding the salt.

5. You can avoid or reduce green chillies, when giving to children, as chilli sauce gives enough spiciness.