Chilli Chicken (Boneless)
Boneless chicken (fillets or cubes) are marinated in soya sauce, chili sauce and pepper. Then deep fried and then seasoned again in sauces to get the best chinese chilli chicken. For a healthier option you can shallow fry or grill the chicken, details mentioned in the instructions below.
Recipe Type: Snacks
Preperation Time: 2 Hours
Cooking Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 2 Hours 20 mins
(240 ml cup used)
Oil for deep frying
250 grams boneless chicken
½ tbsp. chilli sauce
½ tbsp. soya sauce
¼ tsp pepper powder
¾ tsp. vinegar
2 tbsps. Corn flour (1 tbsp more optional)
2 tbsp plain flour / maida (optional use to get a restaurant style chicken)
¼ tsp. red chili powder
1 small egg for ½ kg chicken (optional)
¾ tbsp. soya sauce
1 tsp chilli sauce
½ tsp. red chilli powder
½ tsp. sugar
1 small onion thinly sliced
¾ tbsp. garlic
¼ cup cubed bell pepper / capsicum
1 to 2 green chilies slit and deseeded
1 sprig of spring onion chopped (optional)
4 to 5 leaves of celery chopped finely (optional)
Spring onions for garnish
Marinate chicken with chilli sauce, soya sauce, pepper powder and vinegar. Set aside for at least 45 minutes. 2 hours is best. Meanwhile you could chop your onions, bell pepper and make the sauce ready for seasoning.
Sprinkle corn flour on the chicken along with salt and mix well. If you like to have your chicken coated with crunchy flour like we get in restaurants, then use 1 more tbsp corn flour and 2 tbsp. plain flour. Add chili powder. If you wish to use egg, you can add it now. Mix well.
Prepare the sauce .Add ¾ tbsp. soya sauce, 1 tsp. chili sauce, ½ tsp. red chili powder and ½ tsp sugar (optional) to a bowl and mix well.
Heat oil in a pan and deep or shallow fry till the chicken is done. Keep stirring to fry evenly. Do not over fry, it tends to turn hard. It can also be grilled at 240 C for 20 to 25 minutes in a preheated oven.
When the it is cooked, drain on a kitchen tissue.
Remove off excess oil from the pan, just keep 2 spoons oil in the pan. Add garlic fry for about a min, add onions, capsicum, spring onions, and celery and green chilies and fry till they turn slightly soft for about a minute or so.
Pour the sauce that was prepared at step 3. Let the sauces bubble up well. To make chilli chicken gravy, follow step 9 from step by step pictures.
Add the fried chicken, saute on high flame for 2 to 3 minutes.
Serve chilli chicken hot as appetizer with fried rice or noodles.