Chilli Chicken

Spicy popular indo-chinese recipe of batter fried chicken cubes tossed in chilli sauce This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Chilli Chicken

Main Ingredients Boneless chicken, Green chillies
Cuisine Indo Chinese
Course Main Course Chicken
Prep Time 11-15 minutes
Cook time 21-25 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Non Veg

Ingredients list for Chilli Chicken

  • 400 grams Boneless chicken , cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1-2 Green chillies , diagonally sliced
  • 1 medium Green capsicum , cut into 1/2 inch squares
  • 1 tablespo for deep-frying Oil
  • 1 Egg
  • to taste Salt
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons White pepper powder
  • 4 teaspoons Garlic , chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh coriander leaves , chopped
  • 3-4 tablespoons Cornflour/ corn starch
  • 1 inch Ginger , finely chopped
  • 1 medium Onion , cut into 1/2 inch cubes and layers separated
  • 1 teaspoon Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Soy sauce
  • to garnish Spring onion greens , sliced

Method

  1. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.
  2. Take chicken cubes in a bowl, break egg and add. Add salt, ½ teaspoon white pepper powder, 2 teaspoons garlic and coriander leaves and mix well. Add 2-3 tablespoons cornflour and mix well.
  3. Slide the marinated chicken cubes into hot oil and deep-fry till golden brown and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.
  4. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a non-stick pan, add remaining garlic and sauté for 30 seconds. Add ginger and green chillies, mix and sauté for 30 seconds.
  5. Add onion cubes and green capsicum squares, mix and sauté for 1 minute. Add salt and white pepper powder and mix well. Add vinegar and soy sauce and mix well.
  6. Mix 1 tablespoon cornflour with some water in a small bowl to make a smooth slurry.
  7. Add ½ cup water to chicken mixture and mix. Add 2 tablespoons slurry, mix and cook till the mixture thickens. Add fried chicken cubes, toss well and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  8. Transfer into a serving bowl and serve hot garnished with spring onion greens.