Chilli chicken is a quick and easy starter which is perfect for house parties
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Chilli chicken is a popular starter which comes from Indo Chinese cuisine, popularly known as desi Chinese. Chilli Chicken is popular not only because it is tasty but also because the chilli chicken recipe is quick and easy to make and does not need too many ingredients. The chilli chicken recipe can be served as an appetiser or made into a gravy and served with rice for main course.

Chilli Chicken Recipe
Watch the recipe video of chilli chicken recipe in which chef Sabyasachi Gorai shows you how to make the chilli chicken recipe at home in easy steps.
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Ingredients
For marinade:
400 gm chicken breast, diced
2 tbsp dark soy sauce
2 tsp red chilli sauce
2 tbsp white vinegar
2 tbsp corn flour
1 egg
Crushed black pepper as required
Salt to taste

For Gravy:
2 tsp oil
2 red and green chillies, chopped
8 to 10 garlic cloves, crushed
Oil for frying
3 bell peppers
1 onion
1 cup chicken stock
3 tbsp dark soy sauce
3 tbsp cornstarch

For Garnish:
Cabbage leaves
1 cup steamed rice
1 spring onion, chopped

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Method
1. In a bowl, add the boneless chicken pieces with crushed black pepper, salt, dark soy sauce, red chilli sauce, white vinegar, corn flour and an egg.
2. Toss the ingredients well so the chicken pieces are coated with the mix all over. Set aside for marination.
3. Deep fry the marinated chicken pieces. Remove and place them on a paper towel to drain the excess oil.
4. Heat oil in a wok. Add the chopped red and green chillies, garlic, red, green and yellow bell peppers and onion. Saute well.
5. Add the fried chicken. Mix well.
6. Add some chicken stock, dark soy sauce and cornstarch. Cook for 5 minutes.
7. Place cabbage leaves on a wooden tray. Make a bed of steamed rice. Garnish with some spring onions.
8. Add chilli chicken gravy in a separate bowl and place on the wooden tray.

Chilli Chicken Recipe Restaurant-Style
Hosting a party at home and want to make chilli chicken exactly like it is served in restaurants? Then you need a chilli chicken recipe which is followed by the professionals. Chef Amit Bajaj of the Foodlink chain of restaurants shares a chilli chicken recipe to make restaurant-style chilli chicken at home. Check out the full chilli chicken recipe.

Chilli Chicken Recipe Home-Style
When recreated at home, every recipe acquires its own unique flavours. The chilli chicken you make at home may not taste the same as the chilli chicken from your favourite food stall. That could probably be because of the additional ingredients like Ajinomoto that are used to boost the flavours of the chilli chicken at the food stall. But this may not always be good for your health. Besides, the chilli chicken recipe requires deep-frying. When you make the recipe at home, you have control over the ingredients and cooking method to make it healthier. Read this to make home-style chilli chicken recipe.

Use Leftover Chilli Chicken
Hosted a party and made too much chilli chicken? Don’t worry about having extra chilli chicken leftover. With these recipe ideas, you can easily turn leftover chilli chicken into quick meals that will also be perfect for your kid’s school tiffin the next day. From turning into a wrap to using it as a pizza topping, do more with these leftover chilli chicken recipe ideas.

Vegetarian Alternatives to Chilli Chicken
Are you a vegetarian who has heard all about the popularity of chilli chicken but never tried it? Vegetarians don’t need to feel left out anymore. The chilli chicken recipe can easily be made with vegetarian alternatives. These vegetarian recipes will let you enjoy the flavours of chilli chicken without the chicken! Easily make a delightful vegetarian version of the chilli chicken recipe by substituting the chicken with some easily available ingredients like paneer, tofu and mushrooms. Read more here.

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Desi Chinese
Desi Chinese has street-style food at its heart and the cuisine is unique to the streets of India where it was invented. Most of the dishes found on a desi Chinese menu have no resemblance to authentic Chinese cuisine which is why they needed a cuisine of their own, desi Chinese. This cuisine is the perfect fusion of Chinese cooking techniques combined with additional seasoning. These added flavours are used to spice up the dish to suit the Indian palate, turning Chinese food into desi Chinese. The unique cuisine of desi Chinese has its beginnings in Kolkatta. The very first restaurant to offer desi Chinese was Eau Chew in Kolkatta. Soon many restaurants and street food stalls began dishing out their own variations of this delicious cuisine.

More Non-Veg Starters Recipes
The chilli chicken recipe is a quick and easy non veg starter to make at home but why offer only one non veg starter at your house party when you can offer a whole platter of non veg starters? Check this out for more ideas on non veg starters recipes you can serve at your next party.

More Chicken Recipes
Cannot have enough of chicken dishes? Enjoy a new chicken dish every day of the week with these chicken recipes.

Cooking With Chicken
Fans of chicken will be happy to know there is more than one way to cook your favourite meat. From baked and roasted to grilled, check out these 6 ways to cook chicken for your next chicken meal.

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