Chilli Chicken

Food Recipe by Home-Chef ForksandSpoons


Ingredients :


  • 250 gm chicken cubes

  • 1 ½ teaspoon red chilli sauce (sweet & spicy, less spicy kind)

  • 1 ½ teaspoon soya sauce 

  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

  • 2 to 3 tablespoons corn flour

  • 1½ to 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour (maida)

  • ¼ teaspoon red chili powder or paprika or red chilli paste

  • 1/8 teaspoon Salt or as needed

  • 2 tbsps water


For the Sauce :

  • 1 tablespoon soya sauce 

  • 2 tablespoons red chilli sauce 

  • 2 tablespoons tomato ketchup

  • ½ teaspoon red chilli powder or paprika or red chili paste

  • ¼ teaspoon pepper powder

  • ¾ to 1 teaspoon vinegar

  • ½ to 1 tsp sugar

  • 2 to 3 tsp water


Vegetables:

  • 1½ tbsp oil

  • 1 medium onion thinly sliced or cubed

  • 1 tablespoon garlic fine chopped

  • ¼ to ½ cup bell pepper (capsicum) – cubed

  • 1 to 2 green chilies slit and deseeded

  • 1 spring onion 

  • 1 to 3 tablespoon Spring onion greens for garnish


Method:


  1. Add chicken in a bowl then add soya sauce, chilli sauce, pepper powder, red chili powder and 1 pinch of salt.

  2. Then sprinkle corn flour & plain flour.

  3. Add water just as needed to bind the flour with the chicken. If the mixture is dry add more water.

  4. Set this aside.

  5. Cube the onions & bell pepper. Separate the layers and slit green chilies.

  6. Prepare the sauce in a bowl. Add soya sauce, chili sauce, tomato ketchup, red chili powder, vinegar and sugar to a bowl. Pour 2 tbsps of water and mix well. Set this aside as well.


  • Heat oil and add the chicken cubes one by one without crowding the pan.

  • Fry on a medium high heat until crisp, golden and evenly cooked from inside.

  • For extra crisp you can refry in hot oil.


Heat 1½ tbsp oil in a wok or pan on a high flame. 

  1. Add garlic & fry for about a min.

  2. Then add onions, capsicum, spring onions and green chilies.

  3. Fry till they turn slightly soft for about a minute or so. The veggies must still be crunchy.

Pour the sauces. Let the sauces bubble up well & slightly thicken.

Then add the fried chicken, Mix well. Saute chilli chicken on a high flame for 1 minute.

Toss until the chicken is coated well with sauce. Garnish with spring onions.


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