Fiery hot and full of garlic flavor, this Indo Chinese Chilli garlic chicken is a must make recipe. Enjoy it with fried rice or plain steamed rice. Here is how to make Chilli Garlic Chicken.
Chilli Garlic Chicken is an Indo Chinese dish which is quintessentially spicy and full of flavour of garlic. Served across the world in many Chinese restaurants, Chilli Garlic Chicken is that one dish you could die for!
Would be an understatement to say that everyone in my family loves to relish a bowlful of this Chicken. On our recent trip to Ooty, we got a chance to sample this dish in one of the most famous restaurants in the city.
We all jumped with joy after relishing this dish. Oh, yes, it is that palatable! After coming back from the trip, I cooked it for our grand weekend lunch. I even prepared some piping hot Pineapple Fried Rice.
That subtle blend of the flavours of Chilli Garlic Chicken and Pineapple Fried Rice feels so divine that you feel like feasting on these meals every week. So, preparing these two dishes has become more or less like a weekend ritual at my home, ha!
To make this delicious chilli chicken starter, first the chicken pieces are marinated in a simple marinade of ginger, garlic, vinegar and salt. It is kept aside for at least half an hour. Then the chicken pieces are coated with some cornflour and all purpose flour to give it a lovely crunch on frying. A pan is heated with oil and the chicken pieces are deep fried in the pan till it’s browned evenly.
For this chilli garlic chicken recipe, we’re also making a flavorful sauce using ginger, garlic, chilles, red chilli paste, soy sauce and ketchup. Once the gravy is cooked, chopped capsicum and the fried chicken pieces are to be added, you can also add chopped onions.
In most restaurants, you’ll find that this is quite spicy, but you can make changes to the number of chillies and add it to this recipe based on your tolerance level. This chilli garlic chicken tastes delicious when it’s nicely coated with sauce and served hot.
Also, some of my friends, out of my surprise had never tasted Chilli Garlic Chicken. I happily shared this simple recipe for preparing Chilli Garlic Chicken at home with them. And oh, boy, didn’t they love it? Guess, you should mark this recipe in your foodie list as well. Serve scrumptious Chilli Garlic Chicken with Pineapple Fried Rice and feel completely mesmerized!
Chilli Garlic Chicken Recipe
Chilli Garlic Chicken
Fiery hot and full of garlic flavor, this Indo Chinese Chilli garlic chicken is a must make recipe. Enjoy it with fried rice or plain steamed rice.
- 300 g Chicken Breast Cut into small pieces
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
- 1 tsp Rice Vinegar
- 4 tbsp Cornflour Divided
- 2 tbsp All Purpose Flour
- 2 tbsp Oil Plus for frying
- 2 tbsp Garlic Chopped
- 1 tsp Ginger Chopped
- 3-4 Red Chillies Slit into half
- 1 tbsp Red Chilli Paste
- 1 tsp Soy sauce
- 2 tsp Tomato Ketchup
- 2 capsicum Cut into square pieces
- 2 tbsp Spring Onion Greens Chopped
Mix salt, ginger garlic paste and vinegar in a bowl.
Add chicken pieces and mix well and keep aside for 30 minutes.
Heat oil for frying the chicken pieces in a pan.
Add 2 tbsp cornflour and all purpose flour in the chicken and coat the chicken well with the dry mixture.
Deep fry the chicken pieces till golden brown and keep aside.
Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan.
When the oil is hot, add garlic, ginger and red chilies.
Fry till the garlic is slightly browned.
Add red chilli paste, soy sauce and tomato ketchup and fry for a few seconds.
Mix 2 tbsp cornflour in a cup of water and add it in the pan.
Cook till the gravy thickens.
Adjust water according to your liking.
Add capsicum and fried chicken pieces.
Cook for 2-3 minutes.
Serve hot with fried rice or steamed rice.
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