Indo Chinese Chilli Chicken is a nice saute of spices, sugar, sauces and boneless fried chicken cooked till perfection. This recipe is super easy to make and the result is just like any of your favourite Chinese restaurant. Check out the step by step video recipe to make this spicy restaurant style Dry Chilli Chicken Recipe and make this delicious recipe at the comfort of your home. Oh, and there is a secret ingredient to get that exact restaurant like taste that I have used in this recipe :). Do check it out 🙂
Who doesn’t love a good Chinjabi dish? Full of flavours and quick to make, Indo Chinese is a favourite cuisine in my house too. Essentially speaking, this restaurant style Chinese Chilli Chicken is a nice saute of spices, sugar, sauces and boneless chicken cooked till perfection.
And if you thought it’s not possible to get the same restaurant like taste at home, you were mistaken. Try out this Easy Chilli Chicken Recipe and you will thank me later.
Hint hint – There is a special ingredient that makes this recipe just like your favourite take away. Read more to know about it.
The thing about us Indians is that, we always end up making our own versions of any cuisine that we taste and thankfully always, that entire culinary jugaad oftentimes, turns out just perfect and lip-smacking. And that, more often than not, encourages us to experiment more and more. Doesn’t it?
After all, don’t we like to savour the best of both the desi and videshi cuisines, eh? This summer, I am almost on the similar spree of experimenting a lot and trust me, the dishes are turning out really well.
Out of all of them, this Chindian delight of Indo Chinese Schezwan Dosa turned out superb. And after loving its taste a lot, I decided, why not also make Dry Indo Chinese Chilli Chicken with the same twist?
Despite trying out Chilli Mango BBQ Chicken, Chilli Garlic Chicken earlier, this Dry Indo Chinese Chilli Chicken Dry turned out to be their tastier version. Though used chicken in this one, if you are a prawn fan then feel free to try out Dry Prawn Chilli as well.
This one being a dry dish, can be served as a starter or you may also serve with other Indo Chinese fare and people, trust me, it would surely make a promising meal!
Chilli Chicken is Indo Chinese chicken starter that everybody loves and it’s one of the most ordered dishes’ at restaurants. What most people don’t realize is how easy this chicken snack is to make at home.
Here is the secret ingredient I was talking about 🙂
There is one ingredient that makes this recipe just like your favourite take away and that is Red Chilli Paste. Red Chilli Paste adds a nice punch of flavours and a spicy kick to this dish and takes it a notch higher. You can either use a ready made chilli paste or use this super easy recipe to make your own at home.
The flavours of the chilli chicken really come through in this recipe and it’s a great recipe to try out at a party or get together. It’s one dish that goes quite well with most other Indian dishes and drinks.
This chicken is crunchy from the outside and coated with oodles of flavour. There is just enough sauce to coat the chicken well and the sauce is a sensational mix of sweet, spice and everything nice.
To make this chilli chicken recipe, make use of boneless chicken that’s cut into small pieces. Chilli Chicken dry is a favourite here in India, you’ll find people flock to the nearest Chinese cart to savour this delicious Indo Chinese treat.
Generally, the Chilli Chicken gravy is eaten with rice, but if you’re looking for a dry version of it to serve as a starter, then do give this Chilli Chicken dry recipe a try. Most of the variants available in restaurants and stalls have other additives and colouring that might not be the healthiest to ingest, so if you’re craving for some of this delicious chicken starter, why not give this chicken recipe a try?
Let me warn you, it can be quite addictive, the flavours come right through as you bite into these perfectly coated pieces of crunchy chicken. All ready looking forward to making it? Then note down this easy recipe for making Dry Indo Chinese Chilli Chicken Dry right away!
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What is the best way to serve Chilli Chicken for parties?
If you plan to serve this Chilli Chicken for parties, I suggest frying the chicken and keeping it aside. Keep the ingredients for the sauce ready. Once you are ready to serve, just make the sauce and toss the fried chicken pieces in the sauce quickly. After tossing the chicken in the sauce, serve immediately.
How to make Chilli Chicken Crispy?
Coating the chicken in Maida and cornflour and then frying on high heat makes the chicken quite crispy. Do not coat the fried chicken in sauce until you are ready to serve. I recommend frying the chicken too at the time of serving, but if you are pressed for time, you can fry and keep it aside and then quickly coat in the sauce once ready to serve.
After coating the chicken with maida and cornflour, fry it immediately. In fact coat a small batch of chicken and fry it. Coat the next batch after the first one is done. This will make sure the chicken with turn crispy.
How to make Chilli Chicken with Gravy?
To make Chilli Chicken with gravy, fry the chicken as mentioned in the recipe. Make the sauce as mentioned in the recipe. Mix 2 tbsp cornflour with 1/2 cup water and add the slurry in the sauce and cook until the sauce thickens. Now add the fried chicken pieces in the sauce and mix to coat them well. Serve this Chilli Chicken with gravy along with fried rice or noodles.
Chilli Chicken Video Recipe
Chilli Chicken Recipe
Indo Chinese Chilli Chicken Dry
For the marinade
- 300 g Chicken Boneless, Cut into small cubes
- 1/2 cup Maida/ All Purpose Flour
- 1/4 cup Cornflour
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Black Pepper Powder
- 1 tbsp Soy sauce
- 2 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
- 1 Egg Optional
- Oil for Frying
For the sauce
- 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
- 1 tsp Ginger Finely Chopped
- 1 tsp Garlic Finely Chopped
- 2 cups Onion Cut into 1 inch squares
- 5-6 Green Chilli Cut into half
- 1 cup capsicum Cut into 1 inch squares
- 2 tbsp Soy sauce
- 1 tbsp Vinegar
- 2 tbsp Tomato Ketchup
- 1 tbsp Red Chilli Paste
- Salt to taste
- 1/2 tsp Black Pepper Powder
- 1/4 cup Spring Onion Greens Chopped
Mix all the ingredients for the marinade in a bowl.
Add chicken pieces and mix well.
Cover and keep aside for 30 minutes.
Heat oil for frying in a pan.
Once the oil is hot, add chicken pieces in the hot oil and fry until nicely browned.
Fry the chicken in 2-3 batches.
Take out the fried chicken pieces on a tissue lined plate.
For the sauce, heat vegetable oil in pan.
Add ginger and garlic and fry for a minute.
Now add onion, green chilli and capsicum and fry for a minute.
Next up add soy sauce, vinegar, tomato ketchup, red chilli paste, salt and black pepper powder and cook for a few seconds.
Finally add the fried chicken and quickly toss in the sauce.
Garnish with spring onion greens.
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