- Chicken – 400 gm
- Egg – 1 No
- Corn flour – 3½ Table spoons
- Pepper powder – 1 Tea spoon
- Bell pepper – ½ of one (Capsicum)
- Green chilli – 2 Nos
- Ginger – 1 Inch piece
- Garlic – 8 Cloves
- Onion – 1 No
- Soya sauce – 1 Table spoon
- Red chilli sauce – 1 Table spoon
- Tomato ketchup – ½ Table spoon
- Cooking oil – as required
- Salt – To taste
- Spring onion – for garnishing (optional)
- Cut the chicken into bite size pieces; clean it, drain off the water and keep aside.
- Make a paste with one egg, 3 tablespoons of corn flour, 1 teaspoon of pepper powder and a little salt. Marinate the chicken pieces with this paste for minimum 20 minutes.
- Chop ginger, garlic and green chillies. Cut the bell pepper (capsicum) and onion into 1 inch pieces. Separate the layers of the onion.
- Heat cooking oil in a pan. Deep fry the chicken pieces in medium heat until it turns golden brown. Keep it aside.
- Dissolve ½ tablespoon of corn flour in ¼ cup of water and keep aside. (This is used to make the thick consistency of the chilli chicken gravy)
- Heat 3 tablespoons of oil in a pan. Add chopped ginger, garlic and green chillies into it and stir it for a few seconds.
- Add onion, bell pepper (capsicum) and salt to taste. Sauté for 2 to 3 minutes in high heat.
- Add ½ a cup of water, 1 tablespoon of soya sauce, 1 tablespoon of red chilli sauce and ½ a tablespoon of tomato ketchup. Mix well.
- Add the fried chicken pieces and a pinch of pepper powder; mix well and bring to boil. Pour the corn flour dissolved water into it and stir for a minute. Taste for salt.
- Chilly chicken is ready. Remove from the flame and transfer to a serving dish. Garnish with chopped spring onions.
- This is a semi-gravy preparation. If you want more gravy, add extra water.
- Chilli chicken goes well with fried rice, chapati, parotta, roti, and nan. Remember to serve hot.
Author: Shaan Geo
According to me cooking is an equal-opportunity talent and I find that anybody can cook. It is not limited by the age, profession, caste, colour or creed of a person. What is needed is the love for cooking. For me the passion for cooking does not stop in the kitchen, when I travel, I continue to be inspired by eating in some of the best restaurants around the world.
52 comments on “Chilli Chicken”
Afeela, Sure, you can replace egg by few table spoons of water. No issue in adding maida. Thanks for the comment 🙂
Very good Shan Geo sir
Thanks Vasanthi 🙂
Thanks Peter 🙂
Hi, I am going to try dis recipe. Should I add soya souse with it?
Nisha, Soya sauce is mandatory for this chilli chicken preparation. Happy cooking 🙂
Can I get the recipe of chicken manjoorian please…
Johns, I will try to include it. Thanks for the comment.
Thanks for the recipe. I am going try this out. Appreciate you for the way you have presented the recipe.
Prashanth, Thanks a lot for your words of encouragement. Hope this recipe came out well for you. Have fun in the kitchen 🙂
Which oil is used for cooking? Is there any problem in using coconut oil?
Vini, Usually Chinese dishes are prepared in Peanut oil. It is not mandatory, you can use any vegetable oil for preparing this dish.
Your way of presentation is simple and easy for any beginner. thanku sir
Thanks Reshma 🙂
Hello.. I tried this recipe and the taste is good. But I was disappointed while seeing my dish. It doesn’t look same as the photo with this recipe. Any way thanks for sharing.
Nandu, Thanks for the feedback. I followed the same method while preparing chilli chicken for taking photographs. There may be a slight colour variation based on the lighting arrangements. Actually the original colour is a little darker than the photographs. Also make sure that you are using Red chilli sauce. (Usually the chilli chicken that you will get in restaurants will be reddish as they are adding food colours.)
Simply described menu, one language mistake.”taste for salt”- rather salt for taste. Wonderful dish as good as you will get in real Chinese restaurant, with Indian flavour. Congrats and best of luck in both avenues, engineering and cookery.
Dear Antony, Thank you very much for the feedback and wishes. I mean taste the chilli chicken and check the level of salt and adjust it to match with your taste buds. Happy cooking.
It’s really nice, my wife tried this it was very tasty.
Ben, Thank you very much for trying this recipe and also for the feedback 🙂
I was never known that chilly chicken is this much simple to prepare. Thank you for this recipe.
You are welcome Mala, Please do share your feedback if you happen to try this recipe.
What I have to do for make same taste in gravy?
Satyam, Add a little extra sauce and water. Thanks for the comment.
Nice recipe. Loved the way you explained all the tits and bits.
Thanks Dimple 🙂
I am Maharastrian but tying this recipe to make happy my mother in law from Kerala.
Asita, It is nice of you to cook for your mother in law. Hope it will work out well for you. Thanks for the comment.
wow… awesome recipe man 🙂 I will try for sure.
Thanks Krishna 🙂
Hi Shaan tried your chilli chicken and it turned out very well. It taste delicious. The quantity of ingredients are very accurate. Great job, will try all your recipes soon…
Halesh, Thanks for trying this chilli chicken recipe. Glad to know that it turned out good for you. Have fun in the kitchen.
Hi Shan, could you please upload a recipe for parippu serving with ghee for onam and hindu weddings.
Halesh, I will try to include it. Thanks for the feedback 🙂
Hey Shaan, I have one request. I live in the states do you think you can include the measurements in both metric and otherwise so I don’t always have to convert it. That would save a lot of time.
Juby, I will try to include both metric in the next website renovation.
Dear sir, Really you made this very simple for easy cooking in home. Thanks a lot. I prepared very tasty my family all get exited.
Dear Suresh, Glad to know that you prepared the chilli chicken well and your family liked it. Thanks for the feedback 🙂
Good recipe Shaan…
Thanks Shelma 🙂
I have made this chilli chicken recipe a few times. Its great. Thank you.
Thanks a lot Abdul Mahomed 🙂
Thanks for this wonderful recipe. It came out very well and tasted like a restaurant quality chilli chicken. Hoping to see more recipes from you.
Lakshmi, Thanks a lot for the feedback 🙂
?haaai I’m here too… I wanna try it… but those cornflour and soyasauce is the problem. As it’s not too good 4 health… hope I’m right? What other ingredients can take place of it and if so will it come good… health conscious… sorry Shaaaan ? but frankly let me say I WILL TRY IT as I’m a great foodohlic ? bye GEO
Anupama, Unfortunately cornflour and soya sauce are the mandatory ingredients for Chilli Chicken 🙂 I don’t believe that cornflour is unhealthy. Anyway having a chilli chicken once in a while is not so dangerous Anupama 🙂 Have fun in the kitchen.
I want to try this hope it will turns good.
Thanks Angel. Please share your feedback.
Dear Shaan, I tried your recipe. This is a super tasty one. Your recipe is very simple but super tasty. Thank you very much. I didn’t have corn flour so I used All-Purpose Flour instead.
I didn’t know we could make chilly chicken this easily.
Also you explained the recipe very well.
Shaan sir can u please tell me a good non veg recipe of yours which is good to eat with ur porotta recipe, will be glad if it is a gravy type non veg recipe. please reply….
Shaan, I am trying the recipe now. But I think we can avoid egg, instead of egg can we use some maida?