Saturday, September 8, 2012

Chilli Chicken Dry

Chilli Chicken is one of the most popular Indo-chinese appetizers. This dish also has a gravy version but for this post I'll be sharing the dry version. 

As the name goes this is a spicy appetizer where marinated chicken is deep fried to get a crispy texture. These crispy chicken bites on their own are so delicious that I tend to munch on them as I am frying. The dish is ready when these crispy chicken bites are mixed with garlic, green chilies, soya sauce & vinegar. Mix chicken with sauces just before serving retain crispness. 

250 gms of boneless chicken
3 tbsp of cornflour
1 tbsp of all purpose flour
1/2 onion cut in cubes
1/2 green capsicum (bell pepper) cut in cubes
2-3 green chilies finely chopped (or to taste)
3-4 garlic coves finely chopped (or minced)
2 tbsp hot Chili sauce (or to taste)
2 tbsp vinegar
2 tbsp soya sauce
few spring onion greens cut in length
salt & black pepper to taste
Oil for cooking & frying


For Marination & frying chicken: 

  • Wash & cut the chicken in length. Pat dry. 
  • In a bowl, add the cornflour, all purpose flour, salt , black pepper & hot chili sauce & mix well.  Use some water if required to make s smooth thick paste to coat the chicken thoroughly. 
  • Marinate for at-least an hour or for 3-4 hours. 
  • Heat oil in a vessel for deep frying, once hot add the marinated chicken pieces one by one as many as your vessel can hold. Keep frying on medium to high flame to ensure the chicken is cooked from the inside too. 
  • Flip when one side is golden. Once both sides are evenly colored golden, remove from oil & drain on absorbent paper. 
  • Proceed frying the remaining marinated chicken in the same manner. 

For Serving: 

  • Heat oil in a pan & once hot add the minced garlic followed by green chilies. Saute till garlic is light brown.
  • Then add vinegar & soya sauce followed by onions & capsicum. Saute till onions & capsicum are partially cooked but still crispy. 
  • Now add the fried crispy chicken & mix well. Season with salt carefully since soya sauce also contains salt. 
  • Garnish with spring onions green.

That's it, our Chilli Chicken Dry is ready, Serve hot!!
Happy Cooking!!

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  1. Delectable chilli chicken. Mouthwatering recipe and presentation.

    Today's recipe:

  2. So beautiful and well neat presentation and photos are cute :) Thank you dear for lovely comments on my blog and happy to follow you back .Keep blogging ..I would like you to post new entry on my ongoing event dear. Awaiting to hear it from you. dear

    1. Thanks Achu :) Its a lovely event, will definitely link something soon

  3. Delicious and mouthwatering chicken preparation. Lovely preparation.

  4. Nice presentation, when ever I am out with friends and wonder what to order , this is one of the safest dishes :))

  5. Delcious and very much Tempting ... Happy to follow you :)

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  6. A perfectly done, mouthwatering dish.

  7. Drool-worthy preparation dear :) Love chilli chicken aww you made me hungry with that click :( Its mid-night here!! where will I go for chilli chicken..hmmm :)

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  8. Delicious.........Chilly chicken & nice presentation, happy to follow your twitter & like ur facebook also soon)

  9. Delicious chicken recipe... Love this...

  10. Never get bored of this dry chilly chicken, makes me drool.Wish i get them rite now for my lunch.

  11. this is absolute nicely explained..:)
    Tasty Appetite

  12. I want me some of that!! Looks so good, Shweta.

  13. Was searching for some good chilli paneer recipe and came across your blog.. good attempt and nice click.

    Glad to follow you Shweta, will appreciate if you pass by my space for a visit and follow if you like :)

    Nupur, UK-Rasoi


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