chilli chicken

By Nusrath Jahan  |  2nd Nov 2015  |  
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About chilli chicken Recipe

marinated chicken fried and cooked in sauces

The delicious and mouthwatering chilli chicken is a famous dish of Chinese and is very much popular in the whole worldwide. This dish is often reserved for any special occasion like parties or festivals. chilli chicken is the best option for you when you want to eat or cook something really perfect. It is an amazing dish which is liked by the people of every age group. The flavorful and saporous ingredients are the key to the amazing taste of chilli chicken. Nusrath Jahan shared this chilli chicken recipe which is perfect to serve for 5 people. The step by step process with pictures will help you to know how to make the delicious chilli chicken. It is not a typical restaurant style recipe but a simple homely comforting recipe which is best to understand for the beginners. It is an easy and simple recipe that is perfect to make in a jiffy for a weekend lunch or dinner. Try this delicious chilli chicken recipe at your home and surprise your family and friends.

chilli chicken

Ingredients to make chilli chicken

  • To marinate:
  • 400 gms - chicken (boneless)
  • 1 - egg
  • 2 tbsp - corn starch
  • 1 1/2 tbsp - soya sauce
  • 1/2 tsp - ginger garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp - crushed black pepper
  • oil for deep frying
  • For tempering:
  • 1/2 cup - capsicum
  • 2 - onions medium size
  • 2 - green chillies
  • 4 - garlic cloves(big)
  • 3 tbsp water + 1 tbsp corn starch
  • 2 tbsp -soya sauce and oil each
  • 1 tbsp - tomato ketchup and chilly sauce each
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • salt to taste

How to make chilli chicken

  1. Cut the chicken in cubes or strips and marinade with the spices listed under "to marinate". Allow the chicken to marinate for 30 minutes .
  2. Chop and dice the veggies in cube shapes.
  3. Heat oil in a wok/kadhai and on medium heat, fry the marinated chicken pieces till golden brown. Drain the chicken pieces on a tissue paper.
  4. Heat oil in a pan, saute the garlic and green chillies followed by capsicum and onions. Saute till onions become translucent
  5. Add the chicken and saute for a minute. In a bowl mix all the sauces, vinegar and add to the chicken.
  6. Stir in the sauce mixture. Make a slurry of 1 tbsp corn starch and 3 tbsp of water and add to chicken. Adjust salt accordingly.
  7. Allow the mixture to dry and gets well coated to the chicken.
  8. Keep cooking till the chicken is cooked and serve hot.

My Tip:

Serve hot immediately .

The Chilli Chicken recipe by Nusrath Jahan, gives a step-by-step breakdown of the various stages involved in cooking this popular dish at home. This recipe will take only 45 minutes for cooking and is good to serve 5 people.

The combination of spices, sauces and the marinated chicken pieces make this Chilli Chicken dish a must-try for home cooks. Serve this as an appetizer at your next party or serve it with a side of rice, the Chilli Chicken can be made as both a snack or a main dish for any party or family gathering. The crispiness of the chicken combined with the goodness of the vegetables makes this variation of chicken a must-try for home cooks. So go ahead and try your hand at making this delicious Chilli Chicken recipe at home.

Chilli Chicken is one of the most popular dishes of Indo-Chinese cuisine. Chinese cuisine is as vast as Indian cuisine, and like Indian cuisine it varies from region to region. Chinese cuisine has 5 basic flavours and according to ancient Chinese medicine these flavours should always be balanced in any dish. The 5 flavours are sweet, sour, salty, bitter and spicy. The popularity of Chinese cuisine in India prompted people to modify Chinese recipes to suit their tastes, which gave birth to Indo-Chinese Cuisine.

According to the nutritionists, chicken has been proven to have various health benefits. Chicken is loaded with proteins and is extremely important for the development and growth of various body organs. It is high in cholesterol and also helps to maintain the body weight. It contains a good quantity of Selenium which is very good for our health because it contains antioxidants. It controls the free radicals which improves the immunity system. It also boosts the metabolism. Chicken is rich in calcium which keeps the bones healthy. It also contains two nutrients tryptophan and vitamin B5 which reduces the stress. Chicken is also rich in vitamin B5 which is a great nutrient that helps to prevent heart attack. The amount of saturated fat and cholesterol found in red meat is comparatively lower in chicken. On the basis of this, the American Heart Association also advises that people should eat chicken instead of red meat to lower the risk of cholesterol and heart disease development.

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Reviews for chilli chicken (2)

Preetha S3 years ago

So much yummy and tasty

Hajeera Rehman3 years ago


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