October 9, 2012

Chilly Chicken Dry | Indo Chinese Chicken Dry

Chilly Chicken Dry

There are some items you just order when you are in a restaurant even without looking at the menu. Chilly Chicken is one such item we love to order when we are at a Chinese restaurant. We love spicy dishes and this dish bursts with so may types of spices and we love it. I almost used all types chilies and sauces I had. Green Chillies, Red Chilly flakes, Red Chilly sauce, Green Chilly Sauce has been used in the dish to give the extra gig. As the name of the dish goes "Chilly Chicken", you cannot afford to miss adding any of the chillies and end up with a normal chicken dish. All that extra heat comes when you add the red chilly flakes. So before adding that I reserved some for Shweets and she loved it.

Chilly Chicken is perfect along with some steaming hot fried rice. You can try the vegetable fried rice from here and I have a Egg Fried Rice that is coming soon which I served with the Chilly Chicken. The Chinese food we get in the US is mostly Americanized and it is not spicy. So if you want to taste some spicy Chinese inspired dish this is the perfect one. I was hunting for these sauces in all the stores and finally got them in the Indian Stores. Do try this with the sauces as it gives that special taste. Try this recipe and let me know how it turned out.

Preparation Time - 15 minutes

Cooking Time - 15 minutes

Serves : 4 people

Recipe adapted from here


Boneless Chicken - 1 lb
Onion - 1 Big Size
Green Pepper/Capsicum- 2 Medium size
Spring Onion/Scallion - 2 Sprigs Ginger - 1 small piece
Garlic - 3 cloves
Green Chilly - 2 no
Red Chilly Flakes - 1 tsp
Soy Sauce - 1/2 tbsp
Green Chilly Sauce - 1/2 tbsp
Red Chilly Sauce - 1/2 tbsp
Salt as needed
Vinegar - 1tsp
Food Color - a pinch (optional)
Olive Oil - for frying + 2 tsp

For Marination

Garlic - 3 cloves
Soy Sauce - 1/2 tbsp
Green Chilly Sauce - 1/2 tbsp
Red Chilly Sauce - 1/2 tbsp
Corn Flour - 1 tbsp
All Purpose Flour - 1 tsp
Egg - 1 no (optional)
Salt - As needed

  • Wash and cut the chicken into small cubes. Pat dry the chicken with a kitchen towel.
  • Mince the 3 garlic cloves and keep aside.
  • Place the chicken in a medium size bowl and add the minced garlic, soy sauce, red chili sauce, green chili sauce, all purpose flour, corn flour, egg, salt mentioned in the marination section and thoroughly mix everything together.
  • Marinate for about 1- 2 hours depending on how much time you have.
  • Mince ginger and garlic.
  • Cut the onions and green pepper into equal sized cubes.
  • Split the green chilies into halves.
  • Chop the hollow green leaves of the spring onion into small pieces.
  • Heat the oil for frying, when it is hot carefully drop the chicken pieces and fry until golden brown.
  • Remove excess oil by placing the fried chicken pieces on a kitchen tissue. 
  • Heat the remaining 2 tsp oil in a wok and add the ginger and garlic and saute until it is golden brown in medium heat. 
  • Next add the green chilies followed by the cubed onion and saute for about a minute and then add the green pepper. 
  • Add salt required for the onion and green pepper, remember you have already added salt to the chicken. Add the 1 tsp vinegar and give a quick stir. 
  • Next add the chicken and mix everything together. 
  • At this stage add the green chilly sauce, red chilly sauce, soy sauce, food color mentioned in the ingredients section and mix everything together.
  • Next add the chilly flakes and mix and saute in high heat for about 3 minutes. This time depends on how dry you want the dish.
  • Finally add the chopped spring onions as garnish. 
  • Serve with Fried Rice of you Choice.
  • This is a spicy dish so add spices according to your desired spice level. Mainly the heat comes from the chilly flakes so omit them if you want to reduce the spice level.
  •  I did not have the corn flour handy so did not use it. If you add that you will get that crusty look. 
  • The onion and green pepper should be crunchy and not over cooked.
  •  I used Chings brand red chilly and green chilly sauce. You get them in Indian Stores if you are out of India.



Delicious chilly chicken! Neat presentation!!


Beautiful presentation,yummy tempting chicken.

Have u tried the chili garlic sauce (Vietnam one) gosh that is the real kick!
Good one- love this dish!

Lipsmacking dry chicken fry,inviting.

Splendid chilly chicken. One dish in non veg that is a big hit of all ages.

Tempting and delicious chicken.. Neat presentation

Divya's Culinary Journey

Shabitha, regarding ur q'n about foxtail millet, hope you have already heard about thinai arusi, its one a old grains used in our Tamilian cuisine, even honey and this millet will be give as prasadams in Murugan temple, THinai is called foxtail millet, here i get them in organic stores, pls try to get this grain,its has so many nutritious value.

hope i cleared your doubt.


Lovely flavours, looks very yummy!

Went through your whole blog. Nice recipes.Happy to follow you

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