How to make Dry Chilli Chicken -

Chilli chicken is a classic when it comes to Indo-Chinese food. Deep fried chicken chubes tossed with ginger garlic, onions, capsicum, chinese sauces and fresh green chillies. It has just the perfect amount of spice and tastes perfect with rice, noodles or just by itself as a starter!

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Boneless chicken (हड्डी रहित चिकन), Red chilli powder (लाल मिर्च पावडर )

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Main Course Chicken

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Dry Chilli Chicken

Dry Chilli Chicken Recipe Card


Hindi: murgh
Be a kid or a teenage or an adult or an oldie, chicken lovers trend all over the world at all times! One meat that is a favourite of all beyond belief! When cooked, it can be presented in many guises. Sauté it, fry it, toss it, bake it, steam it – eat it the way you want to. Whatever its form may be upon being cooked, its flavour may change but its flesh remains high in protein, low in fat and can be digested easily.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Dry Chilli Chicken Recipe

  • Boneless chicken cut into cubes 400 grams

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Green chillies halved and slit 2-3

  • Salt to taste

  • Crushed black peppercorns to taste

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 tablespoon

  • Oil 1 tablespoon + to deep fry

  • Refined flour (maida) ¼ cup

  • Cornflour/ corn starch ¼ cup + 1 tablespoon

  • Garlic chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Onion cut into cubes 1 medium

  • Green capsicum diced 1½ medium

  • Tomato ketchup 1 tablespoon

  • Soy sauce 2 tablespoons

  • Ginger cut into thin strips 1 inch

  • Spring onion greens chopped 1-2 stalks

  • Cooked vegetable noodles for serving


Step 1

Take chicken cubes in a bowl. Add salt, crushed peppercorns and ginger-garlic paste and mix well.

Step 2

Heat sufficient oil in a pan.

Step 3

Take refined flour in another bowl. Add ¼ cup cornflour and some water and whisk well to make a semi-thick slurry.

Step 4

Dip marinated chicken cubes in the slurry, slide into hot oil and deep-fry till golden and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 5

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a non-stick pan. Add garlic and sauté till golden. Add onion and sauté on high heat for 30 seconds.

Step 6

Add capsicum and mix. Add fried chicken cubes and mix. Add tomato ketchup, soy sauce, salt, crushed peppercorns and chilli powder and mix well.

Step 7

Add green chillies and ginger strips and mix.

Step 8

Take remaining cornflour in another bowl. Add some water and mix well to make a smooth slurry.

Step 9

Add slurry to chicken mixture, mix and cook till the mixture thickens. Add spring onion greens, switch off heat and mix.

Step 10

Put some noodles on a serving platter. Put the dry chilli chicken on top and serve hot.

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