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Chettinad Pepper Chicken

Febina Farook
0 minutes
Prep Time
35 minutes
Cook Time
3 People
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ABOUT Chettinad Pepper Chicken RECIPE

Chettinad Pepper Chicken, a spicy chicken dish. This chicken dish is more like a roast or fry rather than a curry. And, therefore, the best combo is with Chappati or Appams. For all those who love to taste spicy chicken dish, this one would definitely serve your taste buds.

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Everyday
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Side Dishes

Ingredients Serving: 3

  1. chicken - 1 kg
  2. onion - 5 chopped finely
  3. tomato - 3 chopped finely
  4. Ginger-Garlic paste- 1 tbsp
  5. Green chilly- 3 split length wise
  6. lemon juice- 2 tsp
  7. Kashmiri chilly powder- 4 tsp
  8. coriander powder- 1 1/2 tbsp
  9. Garam masala powder- 1 tsp
  10. turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
  11. pepper powder- 1 1/2 tsp
  12. pepper corns crushed- 1 tbsp
  13. coconut pcs- 1 tbsp
  14. Curry leaves- a stem
  15. coconut oil- 2 tbsp


  1. Marinate chicken pieces with half quantity of chili powder, half quantity pepper powder, salt, half quantity lime juice, turmeric powder and keep aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan, add curry leaves, onion and saute till it becomes brown in color. Add ginger garlic paste, green chilly, turmeric powder, coriander, chilly, garam masala and pepper powder. Mix well.
  3. Add tomato and cook for about a minute and add salt. Mash tomato and add marinated chicken pieces. Keep the lid closed and cook the chicken on a low flame.
  4. Once the chicken gets cooked, water comes out of the chicken. Add crushed pepper corns and cook for about 2 minutes. Add lime juice and turn off the flame.
  5. In another pan, heat coconut oil and add curry leaves and dried coconut pieces, fry them and add to the chicken. Serve hot.

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