Chilli Chicken recipe is an Indo-Chinese recipe, popularly served as a starter dish as Chinese cuisine. In this deep-fried chicken is cooked with capsicum and onions. Thus this Chinese flavor and turns into a delicious and irresistible main course dish. Which may also be served as a starter.
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 20minutes
Marinating Time 45minutes
Total Time 30minutes
Author Punam Paul
for marination of chicken
500grams ofboneless chicken breast (बिना हड्डी का मुर्ग़े का सीना)cut into 1-inch cubes
1tablespoonginger paste (अदरक का पेस्ट)
1tablespoongarlic paste (लहसुन का पेस्ट)
1teaspoonblack pepper powder (काली मिर्च पाउडर)
1tablespoonwhite vinegar (सफेद सिरका)
1pieceegg (अंडा)raw egg
3tablespooncornflour/corn starch (छिलका रहित मक्के के दाने का आटा)
2tablespoonrefined flour (मैदा)
for preparing sauce
1teaspoonwhite vinegar (सफेद सिरका)
2tablespoondark soya sauce (काला सोया सॉस)
1-2teaspoonred chili sauce (लाल मिर्च सॉस)as per your taste
2teaspoontomato ketchup (टमाटर की चटनी)
1tablespooncornflour/corn starch (छिलका रहित मक्के के दाने का आटा)
Other Chilli Chicken Ingredients
1pieceonion (प्याज)sliced into cubes
1/2cupcapsicum (शिमला मिर्च)sliced into cubes
1piecespring onion (हरा प्याज़)chopped
5-6clovesfinely chopped garlic (बारीक कटा हुआ लहसुन)
1inchfinely chopped ginger (बारीक़ कटा हुआ अदरक)
1-2piecesgreen chilies (हरी मिर्च)
3/4teaspoonblack pepper powder (काली मिर्च पाउडर)
salt to taste (नमक स्वाद अनुसार)
1teaspoonsugar powder (चीनी पाउडर)
1/2cupoil (तेल)for deep frying
spring onion (हरा प्याज़)
1/2teaspoonsesame seeds (तिल)
for marinating 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 a uniform combination of spices and eggs with the chicken.
After mixing raw egg add 3 tablespoon cornflour, 2 tablespoons refined flour and 1 tablespoon of oil and again mix well, and keep it 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 tablespoons of dark soya sauce, 1-2 teaspoon of red chili sauce or as per your taste, 2 teaspoons of tomato ketchup with 1 tablespoon of cornflour mix well and keep aside.
How to fry 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 a 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 the white and green portion of the spring onion. Then finely chop them separately. We will use the white portion for cooking and green portion of spring onion for garnishing our chili 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 cornflour 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.
Before serving, add the green portion of chopped spring onion, sprinkle some sesame seeds and serve hot.
1. Be careful with salt as the soy sauce also has salt.2. If you brine the chicken pieces then you have to be even more careful about salt.
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