Chilli Chicken

Posted: June 8, 2010 by incidentalcooksuman in Indian Food
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Chilli Chicken 

Chili chicken is very popular side dish served in restaurant and take outs in India with noodles or cooked white rice. 

On the weekend I got some skinless, boneless chicken thigh pieces and it was just sitting in the fridge, when I saw the date of consumption I thought of make something with this and immediately in my mind I thought of this spicy, yummy chili chicken. 

Chilli Chicken

Chili Chicken


  • 1 lb Chicken thigh pieces
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 medium white onion
  • 1 green bell pepper, cut in chunks
  • 1/2 cup crushed tomatoes
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 2-3 green chillies
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli flakes
  • 1 teaspoon soya sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • salt to taste
  • oil for deep-frying


  • Cut the chicken thigh pieces into small bite size pieces and marinade it with 1 1/2 tablespoon of all-purpose flour, salt, 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper for about 10-15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, chop one half of an onion and dice the other half it into big chunks and keep it aside.
  • Heat oil for deep-frying the chicken, once the oil is heated enough, slowly add the chicken in batches and deep-frying until golden brown. Drain the excess oil from it.
  • Heat 2 tablespoon of oil in a pan over medium high heat, add ginger and chopped garlic followed by chopped onion, diced onion chunks, red chilli flakes and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add crushed tomatoes, diced green bell pepper chunks and cook for 2-3 more minutes.
  • Add soya sauce, Worcestershire sauce, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, water( around 1 1/2 to 2 cups) for consistency. Check the taste of the sauce and accordingly add some salt to it.
  • Mix corn starch with 1/3 cup of water and slowly with one spoon at a time add it to the sauce. Stir well after adding one spoon and check the consistency, if you need more thick sauce you may add more corn starch. I have added around 2 spoons of it.
  • Now add the fried chicken pieces to the sauce and mix altogether. Cook for 2-3 more minutes .
  • Sprinkle  chopped green chillies on top and Serve hot with rice or noodles.
  1. Rina says:

    Suman, thanx for visting my space..nice to discover ur health friendly recipes and this chilli chicken is a must try..

  2. Michelle says:

    As a recent vegetarian this is one of the dishes I miss mist. It is so flavorful and nice and spicy! I still make it for my husband, and am going to try this version you have. Looks great!!!

  3. Deepa says:

    Oh this looks so tempting !!! Delicious starter …

  4. Simply Life says:

    oh yum, this looks like it has a great flavor!

  5. Joanne says:

    That sauce on the chicken sounds intensely flavorful! My tastebuds want it!

  6. Hmm,,chilli chicken super my hubby likes it very much dear..

  7. sweetlife says:

    love this, my hubby would surely enjoy your recipe


  8. Krishnaveni says:

    my fav recipe too…looks tempting

  9. Sridevi says:

    One of my favorite starters..nice and yummy.

  10. Juliana says:

    Wow, this chicken sure looks so tasty, can I have it with a bowl of white rice? Yummie!

  11. Priya says:

    Slurppp!!droolworthy chilli chicken, makes me hungry..

  12. wow chilli chicken is my fav and my son’s too..i usually prepare it for him on weekends and this one looks mouthwatering as well….

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