Chilli Chicken | How to Make Chilli Chicken at Home

Chilli Chicken Recipes

Chilli Chicken

Chilli Chicken recipe is an Indo-Chinese recipe, popularly served as a starter dish as Chinese cuisine. Here deep-fried chicken is cooked within the combination of Indian vegetables and Chinese flavors and turned into delicious and easily irresistible main course dish, which may also be served as a starter.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Marinating Time45 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indo-Chinese
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 378kcal
Author: Punam Paul


for marination of chicken

  • 500 grams boneless chicken breast (बिना हड्डी का मुर्ग़े का सीना) cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoon ginger paste (अदरक का पेस्ट)
  • 1 tablespoon garlic paste (लहसून का पेस्ट)
  • 1 teaspoon salt (नमक)
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper powder (काली मिर्च पाउडर)
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar (सफेद सिरका)
  • 1 piece egg (अंडा) raw egg
  • 3 tablespoon corn flour (मक्के का आटा)
  • 2 tablespoon refined flour (मैदा)
  • 1 tablespoon oil (तेल)

for chilli chicken sauce

  • 1 cup water (पानी)
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar (सफेद सिरका)
  • 2 tablespoon dark soya sauce (काला सोया सॉस)
  • 1-2 teaspoon red chili sauce (लाल मिर्च सॉस) as per your taste
  • 2 teaspoon tomato ketchup (टमाटर की चटनी)
  • 1 tablespoon corn flour (मक्के का आटा)

other ingredients

  • 1 piece onion (प्याज) sliced into cubes
  • 1/2 cup capsicum (शिमला मिर्च) sliced into cubes
  • 1 piece spring onion (हरा प्याज़) chopped
  • 5-6 cloves finely chopped garlic (बारीक कटा हुआ लहसून)
  • 1 inch finely chopped ginger (बारीक़ कटा हुआ अदरक)
  • 1-2 pieces green chilies (हरी मिर्च)
  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper powder (काली मिर्च पाउडर)
  • salt to taste (नमक स्वाद अनुसार)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar powder (चीनी पाउडर)
  • 1/2 cup oil (तेल) for deep frying

for garnishing

  • spring onion (हरा प्याज़)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds (तिल)


Marinating of chicken for Chilli Chicken

  • Take a mixing bowl with skinless-boneless chicken pieces and add 1 tablespoon of ginger paste, 1 tablespoon of garlic paste, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon black pepper powder and 1 tablespoon white vinegar to the chicken pieces and mix well.
  • Now, add 1 piece raw egg whites along with the yolk, again mix well. Please do not skip mixing at first stage step and at this stage separately. Mixing at both the stage separately is necessary for uniform combination of spices and egg to the chicken.
  • After mixing raw egg add 3 tablespoon corn flour, 2 tablespoon refined flour and 1 tablespoon of oil and again mix well and keep is aside for 30-45 minutes for marinating.

How to Make Chilli Chicken Sauce

  • In a bowl take a cup of water, add 1 teaspoon of white vinegar, 2 tablespoon of dark soya sauce, 1-2 teaspoon of red chili sauce or as per your taste, 2 teaspoon of tomato ketchup with 1 tablespoon of corn flour mix well and keep aside.

How to fry chicken to make chilli chicken

  • Now heat oil for frying in a wok over medium flame. When the oil is sufficiently warm add marinated chicken pieces in oil and let it rest in oil for a minute.
  • After 1 minute when the coating over marinated chicken gets set in oil fry the chicken pieces separately for another 2 -3 minutes stirring gently and occasionally till it turns golden. Do not over fry otherwise the chicken will get taut. 
  • As soon as the chicken pieces turn golden drain them out from oil and transfer them on plate. Fry all the chicken pieces this way.

How to Make Chilli Chicken at Home

  • Slice the onion into cubes and separate the bulbs, chop the capsicum into cubes, slit the green chilies and finely chop ginger and garlic.
  • Cut and separate white and green portion of spring onion and finely chop them separately. We will use the white portion for cooking and green portion of spring onion for garnishing our chilli chicken.
  • Heat a wok on high flame and add 1 tablespoon of oil to it and let the oil starts smoking, then add chopped white part of spring onion followed by finely chopped ginger, finely chopped garlic and let it cook for 1 minute so that, the raw flavor of ginger and garlic goes away.
  • Now add onion bulbs, slit green chilies, sliced capsicum cubes and toss for 2-3 minutes.
  • Then stir the previously prepared sauce very well as the corn flour settles in the bottom and add the sauce mixture to the wok and let it boil.
  • After the sauce starts boiling add salt as per your taste, a small amount of sugar to balance the taste, black pepper powder, mix well and again cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • Now add fried chicken pieces to it and mix well again and cook a minute on high flame. Remove your chili chicken from flame.

For garnishing

  • Before serving add green portion of chopped spring onion, sprinkle sesame seeds and serve hot.


1. Be careful with salt as the soy sauce also has salt.
2. Cook the vegetables on high flame to keep their crunchiness.
Punam Paul

Punam Paul

Punam Paul is Indian chef with passion to cook and serve Indian food both vegetarian and non-vegetarian with love. She has been school teacher who quit a 8-years-old job and founded the cooking website,

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