Chilli Chicken Recipe

Chilli Chicken Recipe

Chilli Chicken is a mouth-watering Indo Chinese chicken recipe, here fried chicken is cooked in the combination of Indian vegetables and Chinese flavors and turned into delicious and simply irresistible main course dish, which can be also served as a starter.

Chilli Chicken Recipe is a popular Chicken Starter or Appetizer from the Indo-chinese cuisine. Here boneless chicken (fillets or cubes) are marinated in Egg, Cornflour, Maida and Salt and then deep fried and seasoned in sauces to get the best Chinese chilli chicken.

Chilli Chicken tastes hot, sweet and sour, because of Soy Sauce, Chilli Sauce and Vinegar. This famous Chinese Dish is best to serve with Fried rice and Hakka noodles. You can browse several Indo-Chinese Recipes and Chicken Recipes in my blog, this one is one of my favorites. This Chili Chicken Recipe is famous in restaurants and there they usually use Ajjinomotto (Monosodium glutamate) to give a unique flavor, but I haven’t used Ajinomotto and my chilli chicken recipe still it tastes great.

Eggs are very necessary to add during marination, it helps to keep the chicken moist and tender. Eggs also helps in binding the flour well and gives a good crust. An alternate to food color is using a good red chili powder like kashmiri or bedgi.  Lets start making chilli chicken recipe.

Chilli Chicken Recipe – Step by Step

Following are the ingredients required for making Chilli Chicken Recipe. Boneless Chicken, All purpose Flour (Cornflour), Maida, Spring Onion White, Spring Onion Greens, Capsicum, Green Chilies, Curry Leaves, Ginger, Garlic, Soy Sauce, Red Chili Sauce.

Chilli Chicken Recipe IngredientsSlit the Green Chilies. Slice the Capsicum, make some cubes of white spring onion and finely chop the greens of spring onion. Arrange the veggies and keep aside.Chilli Chicken Recipe IngredientsBreak the egg and put it in a bowl along with pieces of boneless chicken. Chilli Chicken Recipe Step1Add 2 tablespoon Cornflour and 5 tablespoon Maida and mix well.Chilli Chicken Recipe Step2Add Salt and Red Chili Powder and mix it thoroughly.Chilli Chicken Recipe Step3Mix all the ingredients properly and keep them aside for 10-15 minutes.Chilli Chicken Recipe Step4Shallow Fry the chicken in non-stick pan. You can also deep fry chicken but deep frying will make chicken more oily. I prefer shallow frying chicken. Chilli Chicken Recipe Step5Allow the chicken pieces to fry for 2-3 minutes on each side on medium heat, keep flipping chicken in between till its gold brown.Chilli Chicken Recipe Step6Cook the chicken pieces on both sides for few minutes.Chilli Chicken Recipe Step7TIR Chef Tip: Cover the pan with lid and cook chicken for 2 more minutes. This will make chicken little crispy and moist from inside.Chilli Chicken Recipe Step8See, how the chicken has turn gold brown. Make sure you don’t over cook chicken, otherwise it will become hard from inside. Take out the chicken and keep it aside for few minutes before making chilli chicken. TIR Chef Tip: You can also cut this chicken in smaller pieces, these pieces can also be used in chicken Hakka noodles, chicken fried rice and of course for making chilli chicken.

Chilli Chicken Recipe Step9Let us now prepare CornStarch. Take a cup and add 100ml water, 1 tablespoon cornflour in it, mix it well till all the cornflour is dissolved in the water. Heat 2 tablespoon oil in pan and add Onion cubes, Slitted Green Chillies, Capsicum, Curry Pata leaves, Ginger and Garlic. Toss all the ingredients on high flame for 2-3 minutes and then add Soy Sauce, Red Chilli Sauce and Cornstarch in it.Chilli Chicken Recipe Step13Add Soy Sauce.

Chilli Chicken Recipe Step11Add Red Chilli Sauce and keep mixing to blend the sauces.Chilli Chicken Recipe Step12 Cook all the ingredients for 1-2 minutes, till gravy become thick.Chilli Chicken Recipe Step14Once gravy becomes little thicker, add fried pieces of chicken, 1/4 tablespoon vinegar and one cup finely chopped green spring onions.Chilli Chicken Recipe Step15Cook for 1-2 minutes and now your Chilli Chicken is ready. Chilli Chicken Recipe Step16Tir Chef Tips: If you want to make chilli chicken very dry then you may skip adding cornstarch and add 1 tablespoon tomato ketchup in it. If you want to make chilli chicken in gravy then add 200ml of water while preparing corn starch.

Here is my Chilli Chicken Dry. Do let me know, how was your chilli chicken in comments section bellow.

Chilli Chicken RecipeHow to make Chilli Chicken :

Chilli Chicken Recipe

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 4 Servings

Serving Size: 1 Cup

Calories per serving: 325

Fat per serving: 8.4g

Chilli Chicken Recipe

Chilli Chicken Recipe is a mouth-watering Indo Chinese chicken recipe, here fried chicken is cooked in the combination of Indian vegetables and Chinese flavors.


  • 400 gm boneless chicken
  • 10 curry leaves
  • 2 slitted green chilies
  • 1 cup sliced green capsicum (Green Bell Pepper)
  • 1 cup cubed white spring onion
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green spring onion
  • 1 tbsp red chilli sauce
  • 1 tbsp soya sauce
  • 1/4 tbsp vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp Red chili powder
  • 2 tbsp Corn flour
  • 5 tbsp All purpose Flour (Maida)
  • 4 tbsp finely chopped garlic
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped ginger
  • 1 egg
  • Oil for frying
  • Salt to taste


  1. Cut Boneless Chicken in medium size pieces. Take a bowl and add, boneless chicken, 1 egg, 2 tablespoon Cornflour, 5 tablespoon Maida, 1/2 tsp red chilli powder, 1 tsp salt and mix all ingredients together. Keep marination aside for 10-15 minutes.
  2. Take a non stick pan and shallow fry the marinated chicken. You can also deep fry chicken marination but I prefer shallow frying, as it takes less oil while shallow frying. Shallow Fry chicken for 5-6 minutes. Shallow fry each side of chicken for 2-3 minutes or till chicken is golden brown in color. Once chicken is fried cover it in lid and fry it on low flame for 2 more minutes to make it crispier and tender from inside. After frying chicken, take it out from the pan and keep it aside for 5-10 minutes.
  3. Take a wok or pan and add 10 curry leaves, 2 slitted green chilies, 1 cup sliced green capsicum, 1 cup cube cut white spring onion, 4 tbsp finely chopped garlic, 2 tbsp finely chopped ginger and pinch of white pepper powder and stir fry all the vegetables for 3-4 minutes.
  4. Make CornStarch by adding 1 tbsp cornflour in 100ml of water and add it in the wok / pan. Add 1 tbsp soya sauce, 1 tbsp red chilli sauce, 1/4 tbsp vinegar, 1/4 tsp white pepper powder and keep it mixing for 1-2 minutes till sauce become thicker.
  5. Add Chicken and 1/2 cup finely chopped green spring onion and stir fry all the ingredients for 1-2 minutes. Your Chicken Chilly Dry is now ready to be served.


If you want to make chilli chicken very dry then you may skip adding cornstarch and 1 tablespoon tomato ketchup in it. If you want to make it in little gravy then add 200ml of water while preparing corn starch.


  1. Sandhya Remesh

    September 6, 2013 at 10:53 am

    Looks quite tempting…

  2. arshiya

    March 26, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    is there any side effect of ajino motto?

  3. Anu Sahji

    May 15, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    I tried making this at home but my chicken was not cooked properly and it came out watery, can you please tell what I was doing wrong?

    • Priya

      July 3, 2014 at 9:19 am

      Hi Anu,
      I think you might have added more beaten eggs and soya sauce in the marinade in which chicken pieces are to be coated. In such case, you can increase the quantity of cornstarch. Also after rinsing the chicken pieces, keep them in strainer for some time to drain the whole water. While frying the chicken pieces, fry them on low flame, till the chicken is cooked properly. Hopefully it will help.

  4. Sohel

    June 12, 2014 at 10:44 am

    Mouth Watering !

  5. S Basu

    June 27, 2014 at 9:56 am

    I tried this recipe and it came out realy good. Thanks for sharing the recipe,

  6. anupama

    December 25, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    can i use maida or rice flour instead of cornstarch?

  7. Lekhafoods

    January 24, 2015 at 10:43 am

    wow looking so delicious and thank you very much for this mouth watering recipe.

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