Thursday 22 November 2007

Chilly Chicken Fried

I think one of the most famous dish in the Chinese restaurants in India is Chilly Chicken. At least when i was a teenager ( that was ages and ages ago :-)) )
Every time when we went to a chinese restauarant atleast one of us would take this dish. I have never seen this dish in any chinese place here, i guess this was invented for us for our taste.

I am sure everybody have their own version of making this dish.
You can make it with boneless chicken but i did with bones as it gives a better taste.

This is my entry for Sunita's monthly spice event Thinkspice....thinkginger

Chicken, spring onons etc...

Chilly Chicken.

500 gm chicken cut into bit size pieces
1 tbsp ginger finley cut
2 tbsp soya sauce
1 tsp pepper powder
1/2 tsp salt.
Mix all these ingridients and keep it in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
Oil for deep frying the chicken pieces

2 tbsp oil
1 cup spring onions slices
2 tbsp galrlic chopped
2 tbsp ginger finmey chopped
6 to 8 Chillies finley sliced
2 to 3 tbsp soya sauce
2 to 3 tbsp tomato ketchup
2 tbsp of water. 5 you can add this if u think the dish is too dry)
I don't use salt as the soya sauce is having a lot of salt, if you want you can add salt after tasting the dish.

Heat the oil in a wok and deep fry the marinated chicken till it is done.
Drain and keep it aside.
Now add the 2 tbsp of oil in a wok and add the onions, ginger, garlic and chillies. Fry them till they are soft, now add the fried chicken pieces , soya sauce and the tomato ketchup. Stril till all the pieces are well coated, sprinkle with few spring onions and serve with steamed rice.


Dori said...

This dish looks really nice, you now how some foods just look really good :) I love the green onions on top!

Richa said...

lovely color, hc!
looks very tempting! i make the paneer version :)

Chef Jeena said...

More great pictures I feel so hungry! Lovely chicken recipe happy I bet it was so tasty after being marinated.

Rina said...

Happy can anyone ask more than this. Chilly chicken!!!!! yum yum yum. Looks perfect

Mona said...

Ah! Chilli chicken is one of my favourite dishes too!

Thanks for your visit & happy Thanksgiving to you too ! :)

Anonymous said...

Love love this chilli chicken too.After seeing it here I want to make it immedietly for Dinner.
Thanks for visiting my blog :)

Anonymous said...

chilli chicken! been a long time since i have cooked it:)

Rachel said...

That definitely looks yumm and i like the chinese inspired bowl!

amna said...

yummmmy :D :D drool!

Sig said...

Chilli chicken is always a favorite, and everyone has their own version too :) yours look so tempting happy cook... Love it.. hope you had a great thanksgiving!

Raks said...

Nice entry HC!!!

Kribha said...

You are make me drool at 4 am. My hubby is out for thanksgiving sale and here I am wishing to have some of your chicken right this minute. My family orders this every single time when we go to the restaurants. Looks very delicious.

Finla said...

Meeso Thankyou, everytime i make this dish it is a hit in my home.

Richa I've never thought about making the dish with paneer but it is a great idea, i should remember this idea.

Jeena Yeah indeed it was tasting delicious.

Rina thankyou; same here after making this dish at home now i never take them in a chinese as i say why should i order somthing which i can make at home ...

Mona Happy thinksgiving to you too.

Pearlin it was my pleasure, you will be surprised how easy it is to make this dish

Pati then now is the moment to make them ;-))

Finla said...

Rachel thankyou. I have four of those bowls and i use them wheni doa chinese dinner

Nags i bet even u can make this as u like chicken

Sig, i have also seen your chilli chicken in your blog, it also looks delicious.
Here we don't celebrate thanksgiving, so it was just a normal day.

Raks Kitchen thankyou

Kribha you are still awake by 4a.m
Well when my hubby is not home i too can't sleep that good.

Rosie said...

This dish looks amazing and I really could eat some of your chicken right now! What wonderful pics too :)

Rosie x

Cynthia said...

I didn't cook today, please send me some :)

Pravs said...

yummy ! love chinese preparations. Yes, the chinese food you get in india is so different..very unique to indian taste.

Icecoolmaiden said...

ur chilli chicken looks awesome.....
i have been wanting to make the waffles too..i dun have the waffle son loves your chicken noodle soup.....thanks a tonne for all those lovely recipes...

Finla said...

Rosie thankyou, they are really delicious, make them but just take care how many chillies u add.

Cynthia I am surprised u didn't cook anythin, u the person who cooks all that wonderfull dishes didn't cook today?

Pravs i agree with you, the chinese dishes we get back at home are made for our tastes

B'nook thankyou. I am glad to hear that your son loves the noodles soup, mt daughter loves it too.

sunita said...

Thanks for that lovely entry...looks yum.

Cakespy said...

Looks delicious! This really makes me hungry. My husband is cooking Eggplant Bharta right now, and reading about such good food while smelling such good things from the's almost too much!

Sona - quick picks/pick quicks said...

yummm yummm ymmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, see all these lovelt dishes in front, and just starts craving for it, happy cook, plz dont show these things to other pregnant ladies, plzzz

Chibog in Chief said...

why are you always torturing me with all the good food you prepare in your kitchen , snif snif..they look sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo delicious!!! i think i will have a dream of it tonight..all the things i like chicken, and with lots of spice on it..yummy...too bad you are not my neighbor or else i could eat at your place everyday :-)

Retno Prihadana said...

I like spicy and hot chicken. Nice recipe.

Finla said...

Sunita, thankyou

Cakespy, at least after seeing the pic you can go to the table and have the wonderful food your hubby have prepared for you ;-) enjoy tge dinner

A kitchen scenit.... Congrugulations. Enjoy the pregnancy. Hey u qhoud tell ur hubby dear to cook all the delicious food u want to eat

Dhanggit I also love chicken dishes.
So did u have a good dream about my delicious dish. Eating evry day in my place my hubby would say no way :-)

Retno Prihadana i too love spicy dishes

Sihi said...

girl..can anyone ask more! love the recipe!

Shy said...

hmmm...been so long since I had some of that. thanks for the recipe. Must try!
:- )


MR said...

I tried ur chilli chicken recipe for my X-mas party was a big hit,
now it is a regular at my place

Swapna said...

Hi HC...I tried this chilly chicken today and it came out really good:) thanks for the recipe!!!