chilli chicken recipe|how to make chilli chicken dry and recipe for chilli chicken gravy

chilli chicken recipe-boneless fried chicken tossed in spicy sauce, along with onion and capsicum gravy is one of the popular Indo-Chinese chili with chicken recipe in india.It is popularly known as chilli chicken gravy and chili chicken dry as both of them is prepared from the same chilli gravy. In this post, you will learn how to make chilli chicken recipe at home?chilli-chicken-dry-place-on-white-plate

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Though there are the various recipe of chilli chicken yet this is very simple and tasty dried chilli chicken without using any harmful food color, msg perfect for dinner.


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What is the recipe of chilli chicken made of ?

The Indian chilli chicken is made of boneless chicken cooked in sweet and sour spicy red chili sauce,soy sauce, pinch of vinegar and cubed onion, capsicum.


Is this dried chilli chicken healthy ?


as we prefer healthier version chicken chilli, use only the required amount of sauce to avoid using any food color,Ajinomoto which uses in chinese chilli chicken. 


What to serve with chicken chilli recipe ?

chilli chicken and fried rice is the best combo dish you can prefer otherwise it also serves best with roti,paratha,naan even chilli chicken and noodles go well.


Note:at the,end of this detail step by step chilli chicken preparation,i put all the chilli chicken ingredients list including quick overview of steps in recipe card.


Tips To Make Best Chinese Chilli Chicken Recipes


  • Choice of Chicken: Though chilli chicken can be made with bone-in chicken yet for better taste always use boneless chicken which you easily get from chicken breast. 


  • Marinating Time: To get the perfect crunchy fried chicken to marinate all chicken pieces in the sauce, cornflour, all-purpose flour mixture for at least 1 to 2 hour


  • Vibrant Red Colour: Though the restaurant uses red food color for their recipe instead of that we use good quality Kashmiri red chili powder for vibrant red color.


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how to make the recipe for chilli chicken step by step with photo?


Here, the complete recipe for chilli chicken classified into three simple categories first one is marinating chicken,

second one is frying chicken and the last one is making chilli chicken dry

so,lets make it now.


Marination Of Chicken


1.For marinating chicken in a medium size bowl add 3 tbsp cornflour,3 tbsp maida or all-purpose flour,1 tsp kashmiri red chili powder, 1/2 tsp black pepper,1 tsp salt and mix them properly.



 2.Now, add 300 gm chicken in this bowl,mix them gently.



3.Also,add 2 tbsp red chili sauce,2 tsp soya sauce,1 tsp vinegar and sprinkle a little water above mixture.



4.Now mix everything and set aside marinating chicken for at least 1 to 2 hour for perfect crispy chicken chilli.



Frying Chicken 


1.For frying chicken heat 6 to 7 tbsp oil in a pan for shallow fry or 100 to 120 ml oil for deep fry in medium flame.



2.spread the oil evenly in the pan.



3.Now add marinated chicken pieces in the pan and cook in medium to high flame.



4.Flip each chicken piece after 4 to 5 min and cook both sides.



5.Cook until both sides of chicken pieces become golden brown.



6.After that, drain the excess oil of fried chicken on a kitchen tissue.



Note:While frying chicken always cooks in medium to high flame otherwise chicken pieces get cooked outside but uncooked inside.


Making Chilli Chicken Dry

1.For preparing chilli chicken masala,heat 4 to 5 tbsp oil in a pan and spread it evenly in medium flame.



2.Next add 1 tbsp chopped ginger-garlic.



3.Saute in medium to low flame until raw smell of ginger garlic goes away.



4.Now add layer separated onion.



5.cook in medium flame 2 to 3 min until onion becomes slightly golden brown



6.Also add chopped green chili.



7.add cube cut capsicum and fry for another 3 to 4 min in medium flame.


8.After that mix 2 tbsp red chili sauce.



9.1 tbsp soy sauce.



10.Also add 1 tsp vinegar and a little water.



11.mix everything for 1 to 2 min in medium flame.


12.Now add 1 tsp salt adjust later if required.



13.For perfect red colour add 1 tsp kashmiri red chili powder.



14.To balance out the taste of sauce add 2 tsp sugar.



15.Now make a quick stir everything and simmer sauce for another 2 to 3 min in medium to low flame.


16.For increasing consistency of chicken gravy add cornflour water mixture and simmer for another 2 min.



17.Finally,add fried chicken in this chili gravy.



18.Mix everything in medium to high flame upto 2 to 3 min until all chicken mix completely in gravy,for garnishing chili chicken add spring onions, chopped coriander leaves.



Chilli Chicken Recipe Card

Here is the quick overview of all the ingredients for chilli chicken including quick step by step preparation of chilli chicken shown in the recipe card.

Take note of all ingredient lists. 



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chilli chicken recipe|how to make chilli chicken dry and recipe for chilli chicken gravy


chilli chicken is one of the popular chicken dish in indo chinese cuisine in which boneless fried chicken cooked in spicy sauce, along with onion and capsicum gravy.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes


Marinating Ingredients For Chilli Chicken

  •  3 tbsp cornflour or corn starch
  •  3 tbsp maida or all-purpose flour
  •  1/2 tsp black pepper powder 
  •  1 tsp kashmiri red chili powder
  •  1 tsp salt
  •  1 tbsp red chili sauce
  •  2 tsp soya sauce
  •  1 tsp vinegar or lemon juice
  •  3 to 4 tbsp water 
  •  300 gm chicken [boneless or bone -in ]

Ingredients For Chilli Chicken Fry

  •  100 to 120 ml oil [deep fry or shallow fry]
  •  2 to 3 kitchen tissue [drain off excess oil]

Ingredients For Chilli Chicken Gravy

  •  4 to 5 tbsp oil
  •  1 tbsp ginger-garlic [chopped]
  •  1 medium to large onion [layer separated] 
  •  2 to 3 green chili [vertically sliced or chopped]
  •  1 medium capsicum or bell pepper [cubed cut]
  •  1 to 2 tbsp red chili sauce
  •  1 tbsp soy sauce
  •  1 tsp vinegar or apple cider
  •  1 tsp kashmiri red chili powder 
  •  1 to 2 tsp sugar
  •   salt to taste


how to make chilli chicken recipe?

  1. At first,for marinating chicken add cornflour,maida,paprika,black pepper,salt.
  2. Additionally add red chili sauce,soya sauce,vinegar,a little water.
  3. Now,add boneless chicken,coat evenly and set aside for marination at least 1 to 2 hour.
  4. Next for chilli chicken fry heat oil in a pan and shallow fry or deep fry marinated chicken in medium flame.
  5. Flip after 4 to 5 min and cook both side until chickens become golden brown.
  6. After that, drain off the excess oil of fried chicken on kitchen tissue.
  7. Now for making chilli chicken sauce add red chili sauce,soya sauce,vinegar,kashmiri red chili powder,sugar and mix them well.
  8. Finally for preparing chilli chicken masala,heat oil in a pan and spread it evenly in medium flame.
  9. Next add chopped ginger-garlic and saute in medium to low flame until raw smell goes away.
  10. Now add layer separated onion,chopped green chili and cook in medium flame until onion becomes slightly golden brown.
  11. Then add cube cut capsicum and fry for another 3 to 4 min in medium flame.
  12. After that mix chilli chicken sauce,a little water and salt to taste,a quick stir for another 2 to 3 min in medium flame.
  13. For increasing consistency of chicken gravy add cornflour water mixture and simmer for another 2 min.
  14. Finally,add fried chicken in this mixture and make a quick toss in medium to high flame upto 2 to 3 min until all chicken mix completely in gravy.
  15. Furthermore for garnishing chili chicken you can add spring onions,chopped coriander leaves,

So,we make one of the popular Indian-Chinese recipe Chilli Chicken ,now serves hot with your favourite indian dishes roti,paratha,naan or any type of rice ghee rice,fried rice or noodles.


how to make chilli chicken gravy recipe ?

  1. simply increase quantity of water and in proportionate amount of vinegar, sauce and cornflour-water mixture and salt.

Nutrition Information



Amount Per ServingCalories 595Total Fat 58gSaturated Fat 20gTrans Fat 5gUnsaturated Fat 33gCholesterol 120mgSodium 26mgCarbohydrates 158gFiber 8gSugar 15gProtein 88g

Disclaimer: The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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