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Chilli Chicken

A very popular indo-chinese dish.

Recipe by Dairyman of Dubai, AE

Chilli chicken must be the most popular dish that comes to mind when thinking about all the chinese food that has been adapted in India. It goes great with fried rice or chowmein noodles.

Ingredients non vegetarian 4 servings

  • 1½ lbs. Chicken, boneless
  • 1 pinch Ajinomoto
  • ½ tsp Black Pepper, powder
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 2 tbsps. Soy Sauce
  • 2 tbsps. Corn Flour
  • 1 no. Egg
  • 8 nos. Green Chilies
  • 6 cloves Garlic
  • Vegetable Oil for frying
  • Salt to taste


  1. Marinate the boneless chicken pieces (one inch cubes) in 1 tablespoon. Soya sauce, salt, egg and 1 tablespoon cornflour for ten minutes.
  2. Deep fry chicken in hot oil till light brown.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a wok. Add chopped garlic and chopped green chilies and toss for 15 seconds.
  4. Add 2 teacups of chicken stock or water. Bring it to a boil. Add ajinomoto, sugar, white pepper powder, salt and rest of the Soya sauce.
  5. Add fried chicken pieces and cook for 3 minutes.
  6. Add rest of cornflour, after dissolving it in water. Stir constantly.
  7. Garnish with chopped spring onions and green chilies julienne.



This looks like an excellent recipe and I am going to make it soon. I had to look up Ajinomoto and found it to be MSG which I no longer eat. I am hoping that it doesn't make any difference in the final recipe.

Tapas Bhattacharya

Very good.....but please try by adding a few diced capsicum and 1 tsf of vinegar just before finishing. These give a different dimension to this dish

Shahabaz Anwar Shaikh

Its Awesome...

smritika saha

i tried this recipe in my laws' house.but i m unmarried.this delicious dish created a great impression on my fiance as well as my mother in law.they were happy.thanks a lot.


an easy recipe and highly recommended for the beginners

namrata chandra

Dear chef thanx 4 simple but delicious recipe . My daughter loved it since she is crazy about chinese food . I tried to make good chilli chicken so many times but failed to make my daughter happy . Now she is very happy . Thanks for helping me !


Turned out AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!! ****YUMMMYYY*****


This was a great recipe, i cooked this chilli chicken for my best mate with only slight modification to the recipe, and he and i both enjoyed a great meal of chilli chicken and roast potatoes. Thank you


Great recipe... have been making this one for a couple of years now and is still a big hit with family & friends. Thanks for your contribution


hi Chef, Its tasted great, keep up the ggod work


oops! hats off to Mr.Chef,just cook & cook & cook....


Easy to make and great receipe!!!!!! Contribute more to this site please...


great n very easy recipe to make n also very make romantic mood of husband just cook chilli chicken.


Excellent recipe.. make it all the time and have been asked to share it with the family as well.

rashmi katrak

great recipe,very simple and delicious just rectify pepper-black or white????

Raj Bawa

Simply delicious and mouthwatering and very easy to prepare


it is very simple & easy to prepare.also very delicious & mouth watering.teach us something more.

Atia Gazali

I prefer not to use ajinomoto (MSG = Mono Sodium Glutamate) at all as it is a known carcinogen. I will not buy anything that has MSG in it.


I tried this recipe and everybody in my family loved it, and now I make it once a week atleast. Thanks Mr Chef.


Thnks mr chef recipe...I tried this dish and we loved it!!