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Chilly Chicken (Wet)

Snigdha's picture
This is the Indo-Chinese version of Chilly Chicken (Wet) with gravy.
  Boneless chicken 1 Pound
  All purpose flour 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Egg 1 Large
  Scallions/Spring onions 1 Bunch (100 gm), chopped
  Green chilies 2 , slit lengthwise
  Red chili flakes 1 Tablespoon
  Ginger-garlic paste 1 Teaspoon
  Black pepper powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Soy sauce 5 Tablespoon
  Red chili sauce 2 Tablespoon
  Chicken broth 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Corn starch/Corn flour 1 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste

Cut chicken into small cubes and marinade with Ginger-garlic paste, black pepper powder, salt, soy sauce, red chilli sauce. Combine all-purpose flour and egg, mix well and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Heat oil in a wok and deep fry the batter coated chicken cubes. Drain excess oil on a kitchen towel or absorbent sheet.

Heat 3 tbs oil in a wok. Add green chillies and saute. Next add the chopped scallions and saute until scallions begin to change color, add red chilli flakes. Add 1tbs soy sauce and a little red chilli sauce.

Add the chicken broth and bring the mixture to a boil.

Add the deep fried chicken cubes and continue cooking for another 30 seconds. Adjust salt according to taste.

Mix 1 tsp corn starch/corn flour to a little warm water, mix well so that lumps are not formed and add this mixture to the chicken broth and the gravy begins to thicken. Remove as soon as gravy reaches desired consistency.

Serve Hot with Steamed Rice.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Everyday, Gourmet, Party
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 178 Calories from Fat 62

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 7 g11.1%

Saturated Fat 1.8 g9.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 95.2 mg31.7%

Sodium 1202.4 mg50.1%

Total Carbohydrates 13 g4.4%

Dietary Fiber 2.1 g8.3%

Sugars 1.4 g

Protein 16 g32.4%

Vitamin A 6.9% Vitamin C 21.7%

Calcium 2.2% Iron 10.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


mariner79's picture
Hello! I consider myself somewhat of an expert in chilly chicken, eating, not preparing mind you! And I must say, your dish simply looks awesome! Guess what, I'am gonna have chilly chicken tonight! Keep up the good work, regards from New Delhi!
sutapa's picture
hi can you uplode any fish ( tilapia ) preparation. i'am gonna try this chilly chicken. it looks very nice. thanks.
Snigdha's picture
Hi sutapa! I haven't posted too many fish recipes. Hope to do so in the future! But here is a link to a Fish Fry recipe I have posted not too long ago.
sutapa's picture
thanks ,snigdha for your fish fry recipe.
perceptiveeye's picture
Hi Snigdha, i always love to have dry chily chicken. But, here your recipe looks really tempting. I am gonna try this tonight :)
foodpsychologist's picture
Hi Snigdha, My mouth is already watering. I'll try this Chilly Chicken with Nans also. I think, being a gravy, it should taste good.
Snigdha's picture
Hi. I am not very sure about how good it wil taste with Naan, but try and let me know. Steamed Rice would be a safe bet though :)'s picture
I would suggest to add little rum in the marinade and ajina moto.The small sized chicken if used tastes better.
Chilly Chicken (Wet) Recipe