Chicken in Hoisin sauce

A Chinese delicacy – chicken cooked with garlic, onion, hoisin sauce and some other ingredients. This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Chicken in Hoisin sauce

Main Ingredients Boneless chicken, Hoisin sauce
Cuisine Chinese
Course Main Course Chicken
Prep Time 6-10 minutes
Cook time 26-30 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Non Veg

Ingredients list for Chicken in Hoisin sauce

  • 2 Boneless chicken thighs, cut into 1 inch cubes,
  • 3-4 tablespoons Hoisin sauce
  • 1 Egg
  • to taste Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Crushed black peppercorns
  • 1-2 Green chillies chopped
  • 2 Garlic chopped
  • 3-4 tablespoons Cornflour/ corn starch
  • 1 medium Onion
  • 2 Spring onions
  • + to deep fry Oil 2 tablespoons
  • 1 Green capsicum thickly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons Red chilli sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Vinegar


  1. In a mixing bowl, add chicken. Break an egg in another bowl, whisk and add half to chicken.
  2. Add salt, crushed black peppercorn, half the green chillies, one teaspoon garlic, mix and keep aside for ten minutes.
  3. Now add two to three tablespoons of corn flour and mix.
  4. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai, add the chicken pieces one by one and deep fry till golden and crispy. Drain on an absorbent paper.
  5. Slice the onion and the spring onion bulbs. Also finely chop the spring onion greens and keep aside.
  6. Heat two tablespoons oil in a non-stick wok, add remaining green chillies, garlic and sauté nicely.
  7. Now add the sliced onions and sauté it for one to two minutes or till changes colour.
  8. Make slurry of the remaining corn flour.
  9. Add the capsicum and toss. Add the hoisin sauce, red chilli sauce and mix well. Add a little water and mix again.
  10. Add the slurry, mix. Add the fried chicken and toss.
  11. Finally add the spring onion greens, vinegar and mix. Serve hot.

Nutrition Info

Calories 776
Carbohydrates 17.9
Protein 35.2
Fat 62.6
Other Fiber Zinc- 1.3mg