9 January 2007

Chilli Chicken

Hubby and I love Chinese - let me correct, Indianised Chinese cuisine and visit our favourite restaurant Bamboo Chinese whenever we want to dig into some hot and spicy food. It was a rather dull and gloomy day and what was better to brighten our day than some hot and spicy chilli chicken! It was my first try at this, and it turned out to be really simple!

To make Chilli Chicken, you need:

Chicken breast - 200 gms
Green Chillies - 6
Garlic heaped – 1 tbsp
Onion – 1
Capsicum – 1
Chicken stock – ½ cup
Salt/Pepper to taste
Ajinomoto/MSG – ¼ tsp (optional)
Soya Sauce
Chilly Sauce
Egg white
Spring Onion greens – 2 tbsp

Chop the chicken into cubes and marinate with ½ tbsp each of soya sauce, chilly sauce and garlic paste; add egg white, salt, pepper and ajinomoto. Chop the onion into dices and capsicum into juliennes, marinate with ½ tbsp each of soya sauce, chilly sauce and garlic paste and keep aside for 20 minutes. Sprinkle cornflour on the chicken and deep fry. Heat oil in a pan and stir fry onion till brown. Add garlic, ginger, chillies, capsicum and stirfry for a minute. Add chicken, seasonings, stock and cornflour for thickening and cook till the chicken is dry. Garnish with spring onion greens and serve hot.

This version of chilli chicken makes an excellent starter. By adding more stock, you can make chilli chicken gravy and serve with steamed rice.


archana said...

Hi jyothsna,
I am a huge fan of indo-Chinese cuisine, thank you for sharing your recipe. Wish you all the best with your blog

Jyothsna said...

Thanks Archana, I'll try to post more Indo-Chinese cuisine recipes as and when I try them out.

maya said...


The chilly chicken looks really yummy.I would like to try this. But the amounts of some ingredients r not clear(egg white, courflour....). Could u specify it for beginners like me.

Jyothsna said...

Hi Maya! You'll need white part of one egg. Cornflour should be sufficient to coat the chicken. Hope that helps :)Do try it and let me know.

Mallugirl said...

jyo, made this chili chicken yesterday and we loved it. sprinkling the cornflour was agreat idea as it prevented the chicken from getting clumpy. thanks!!!

Shella said...

I love Chilli Chicken the dry way. Yours looks scrumptous (I hope I got the spelling right?).

Jyothsna said...

Thankyou Mallugirl and Shella!

Anu_Sachin said...

chilli chicken, chilli gobhi --- they all work.... I have never used egg to fry it, thanks for the suggestion...

SHILPA said...

Tried dis recipe, ingredients r vry common so itz not difficult to make n taste was simply awesome.

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Anonymous said...

tried this recipe...came out great..thanks

Anonymous said...

You mentioned to add seasoning, what are included in the seasoning?