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Dry Chilli Chicken Recipe, How to make Chilli Chicken

Dry Chilli Chicken Recipe is a restaurant style chicken recipe made in an Indo-Chinese style. If you like chicken, then you will love this dish.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Asian, Indo-Chinese
Keyword dry chilli chicken
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 3 people
Calories 745kcal
Author Fareeha


  • 500 gms boneless chicken cubed

Ingredients for frying the chicken pieces

  • 1/2 tsp salt (or to taste)
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 2 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • oil for frying

Ingredients for preparing base

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp ginger finely chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic finely chopped
  • 2 medium sized onions diced
  • 1 green capsicum cut into squares
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp green chili sauce
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp corn flour mixed in water
  • 1 spring onion only the green part


Frying chicken pieces

  • Take a bowl and place the chicken pieces. Add the black pepper powder, red chili powder, ginger garlic paste, all purpose flour, and salt. Mix well. 
  • Heat oil in a pan and deep fry the chicken pieces till they turn golden brown. Drain from oil and set aside on a paper towel. 

Preparing dry chilli chicken

  • Heat 2 tbsp oil (you can use the same oil, which is used for frying chicken pieces) in the same pan on a high heat.
  • Add the chopped ginger and garlic. Fry till the raw smell vanishes from it. Add diced onion, capsicum and cook on high heat for a couple of minutes. 
  • When the onion becomes translucent and little crisp, add the soy sauce and green chili sauce. 
  • Add fried chicken pieces. Mix well. Adjust salt if required. 
  • Next, mix the cornflour with some water to make a thick paste. Add this and spring onion and quickly stir the chicken. The corn flour thickens fast and if you don't stir fast enough, it will turn soggy.
  • Serve hot immediately.



  • Always serve immediately for best taste and flavor. 
  • You can also use egg white while mixing the ingredients for frying for extra crispiness. 
  • When you add corn flour, stir quickly as it thickens fast and might form lumps. 
  • Be careful while adding salt as soy sauce is salty too. 
  • You can make a healthier version of the same by baking the chicken pieces and adding less oil while making the base 
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