Indo-Chinese Chilli Garlic Chicken

Here is another side dish and my first chicken dish to my blog. This is one of my all time favorite side dish. I remember when I was kid, my sister used to cook and experiment many varieties of dishes and Indo-chinese chilli chicken is one amongst them. She is one of the wonderful cook, which I grew up seeing.


This is my 3rd trial of chilli garlic chicken and I felt it came out well. So thought to introduce here.

I served this yummy dish with Chinese Steamed Bun, which was an amazing combination. You can also serve it with any kind of roti, fried rice, steamed rice, chapathi, Layered Paratha/Lacha Paratha (Multi Layered Indian Flat Bread) etc…

When you get chinese dishes from restaurants, most of them they add ajinomoto- a taste maker, heard which is not good for your health. Here is the recipe without the addition of ajinomoto, yet tastes amazing!


I made this dish little gravy style, if you prefer can make it dry too.

Lets get started…….

Health Tips :-

  • Chicken is one of the highest lean protein supplier.
  • Which also an important source of Vitamin A and mineral.
  • Eating chicken will increase serotonin level in your brain, which enhance your mood and reduces stress.
  • Chicken contain phosphorous which along with calcium keep your bone healthy.
  • Vitamin B6 in chicken increases your metabolism.

Ingredients :-

  1.  Chicken – 300g (preferably boneless) cut into 1 inch pieces.
  2. Ginger garlic paste – 1 1/2 tea spoon
  3. Pepper powder – 1/2 tea spoon
  4. Egg white – from 1 small egg
  5. Corn flour – 1 1/2 table spoon + 1 table spoon
  6. Salt – to taste
  7. Oil  – 1 table spoon + to deep fry
  8. Onion – 130 g ( 1 medium)
  9. Garlic chopped – 20 g (6 -7 cloves or 1 1/2 table spoon)
  10. Green chilli – 2
  11. Sugar – 1/2 tea spoon
  12. Chilli flakes – 1 1/2 tea spoon
  13. Tomato ketchup – 3 table spoon
  14. Soya Sauce -1 table spoon
  15. Tobasco sauce – 1 tea spoon(I used chilli garlic)
  16. Water – 1/2 to 3/4 cup
  17. Spring onion greens – to garnish

Direcrion :-

  1. Marinate the chicken with ingredients 2 to 5 and with enough salt for minimum 30 minutes.
  2. Deep fry the chicken with enough oil untill light golden brown and keep it aside.
  3. Heat 1 table spoon oil in another pan (you can also use same oil used to fry the chicken) and add chopped garlic, green chilli and sugar and saute for 30 seconds.
  4. Then  add chopped onion and saute untill onion get soft.
  5. Now add chilli flakes, tomato ketchup,soya sauce,tobasco sauce and mix well.
  6. Then add fried chicken and mix well to coat the sauces.
  7. Now mix 1 table spoon corn flour in 1/2 cup of water and add to the gravy and mix well. Add 1/4 cup more water if required
  8. Now add salt if required. (Dont add the salt at 1st stage of sauteing, because all your sauces has got salt, so add accordingly at the end).
  9. Garnish with spring onion greens.
  10. Spicy chilli garlic chicken is ready to indulge!!!


Tips & Tricks :-

  • Adjust the chilli and pepper powder as per the hotness you prefer.
  • If you prefer dry chilli garlic chicken, avoide step # 7.
  • You can use cauliflower instead of chicken as a vegetarian substitute.


14 Comments Add yours

    1. nadishaf says:

      Thanks Riya 😊

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  1. This looks yummm Nadi! Congrats on your first chicken dish 🙂

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    1. nadishaf says:

      Thank you so much Diya 😊..
      It was delicious too..

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  2. Helen Nicole says:

    Foods from chicken are so delicious. before reading your post, i only fry chicken for my family. i think i try to cook Chilli Garlic Chicken in weekend. easy recipes :)) thanks for sharing. i will follow you day by day in this blog 🙂

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    1. nadishaf says:

      Thank you so much for your sweet comment Helen 😊…
      Do lemme know how it turned out if you tried it!! I am sure your family will love it as we did 😊


  3. Chilli chicken is everyone’s favorite in my house. It is looking yummy!

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    1. nadishaf says:

      Thanks Vandana 😊….. it is our family favorite too ….

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  4. It’s looking tempting, consistency of gravy looks just perfect.

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    1. nadishaf says:

      Thanks alot Megha 😊….
      Yeh it came out well…thats why i thought to share here….

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      1. I’ m glad you shared it.

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  5. A Grammas Life says:

    This looks yummy! I really like that you added health tips, I haven’t seen that on other food blogs and I learned some new things about chicken, thanks!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. nadishaf says:

      Thank you so much ☺….
      I am so glad that you were able to learn something new from my little space 😊….
      See you around!

      Liked by 1 person

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