Chilli chicken is a popular Indo-Chinese dish of chicken. In India, this may include a variety of dry chicken preparations. Though mainly boneless chicken is used in this dish, some people also recommend to use boned chicken too – which I have used in my recipe.

The below is a simple easy way of making Chilly chicken, yummy in taste, my children just love this dish.  This recipe is given to me by my mom who is an amazing cook.


800 gms Chicken cut into small pcs

For Marinade
2 tbsp Soya Sauce
1 tbsp vinegar
1 tbsp cooking wine
1 tbsp Garlic Paste
1tbsp Ginger Paste
1 tsp Black Pepper Powder

For frying
5-6 Chopped Green Chilies
1 tbsp finely chopped ginger/garlic
3-4 spring onions chopped (keep the green separate)
1 capsicum cut long
1 carrot cut round
Oil as required


1 tsp soya sauce
1 tsp green chilly sauce
Spring onion greens for garnish

Optional for Gravy

1 tbsp Corn Flour/Corn Starch
1 cube chicken stock (Magie)
1/2  tsp sugar
1/2 tsp pepper powder

Method (Dry)

1.   Cut the chicken into medium/small pieces .
2.   Marinade chicken in ingredients under marinade for about 10-15 minutes.
3.  Heat oil, fry the capsicum slightly (do not overcook) and keep aside.  In the same pan fry the carrots, not fully and keep aside.
4.   Heat more oil in the pan, add spring onion(white) green chillies, ginger, garlic and add the marinated chicken pieces to this, add some more soya sauce and green chilly sauce. Cook chicken till done.  Once chicken is done add the fried capsicum/carrots – mix well. Garnish with spring onion greens.  Toss to mix.

Serve hot with fried rice.

Method (Gravy)

From above, step 1 to 3 same.  For step 4 follow the below.

Heat more oil in the pan, add spring onion(white) green chillies, ginger, garlic, soya sauce and chilly sauce. Make 2 cups chicken stock, add to the pan, add some more pepper+ ½ tsp sugar.  Let it boil.  Add cornflour (mix 1 tbsp cornflour with 3 tbsp water to form a smooth batter and add to the boiling stock mixture.  Now add the marinated chicken pieces and cook till chicken is done.  Lastly add the fried capsicum and carrots to this and the spring onion greens.  Mix well and serve with fried rice.

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