Chilli Chicken Recipe (Indo-Chinese Style)


This Indo-Chines style of chicken is a combination of several flavours. These wonderful flavours come from the juicy chicken, many veggies and a few sauces which are cooked together to make this wonderfully tasty dish. For this dish, I firstly had shallow fried the marinated chicken breast cubes and mixed those with stir-fried veggies to make a dry version of this dish. In this way, this dish can be served as a starter



We started to love the Chinese flavoured dishes approximately four decades ago in India. Though most of the ingredients are not authentic Chinese, we added our own flavours, sauces and veggies to make fusion dishes which we call Indo-Chinese today. This fusion cuisine is much loved by us now and we have created a number of dishes with different ingredients but the basic taste always remains the same.

Course – Starter Cuisine – Indo-Chinese Prep time – 20 minutes Cook time – 25 minutes Author – Bharti Dhawan


  • Quantity can be adjusted to your need

Boneless chicken cubes – 7-8 (250 gms) 

Oil for shallow frying – 4 tbsp or as required

Corn flour – 3 tsp

Maida (APS) – 1 tsp

Egg – 1 no

Ginger, garlic, green chilly paste – 1 tsp

Red chilly powder – 1 tsp

Salt – 1 tsp


Chicken fritters

Green and red bell peppers – 1/2 cup

Sliced onions – 1/4 cup

Sliced tomatoes – 1/4 cup

Broccoli florets – 5-6

Garlic, ginger, green chilly paste – 1 tsp

Salt,  red chilly powder – 1 tsp each

Vinegar – 1 tsp

Light soy sauce – 2 tsp

Red chilly sauce – 1 tsp

Tomato ketchup – 1 tsp

Corn flour – 1 tbsp (diluted in 1 cup of water)


1- Beat egg and add salt, red chilly powder, ginger, garlic, green chilly paste, maida and cornflour

2- Mix well to make a batter. Add chicken cubes and coat well. Refrigerate at rest for 20 minutes to marinate well

3- Heat oil in a pan and add marinated chicken cubes. Fry them until they get the golden colour both sides

4- Flip them to fry the other side. Cover the pan so that the chicken does not get hard and remain juicy. Avoid overcooking

5- Take the fritters out of oil on an absorbent paper and prepare for chilli chicken dish

Step By Step

1- H
eat oil in a pan and add ginger, garlic and green chilly paste. Saute for a while and add all the veggies except tomatoes. Stir fry the veggies at high heat for 1 minute

2- Add vinegar and all the other sauces and stir. Add salt, tomatoes and diluted cornflour mix. Stir well

3- Add fried chicken fritters and combine to coat well with the veggies

4- Add more water if required. Cover the pan with a lid and cook at low flame for 8-10 minutes. Check with a knife whether the chicken is cooked well and if done, switch off the flame

5- Serve the dish with fresh coriander leaves and sesame seeds as a garnish

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