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Chicken Chilli Dry Recipe

Updated on July 8, 2018
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I love food and love to share my recipes (mostly Indian recipes). I welcome you all to my Kitchen from my bottom of heart.

Chilli Chicken is the most common and easy Indian Chinese Cuisine. The Chinese Community of Kolkata was the founder (is said to) of Indian Chinese Cuisine for over a century. Though I am a Bengali girl from Kolkata, I am very much used to this recipe for my childhood days.

Today I cook the Dry version of Chilli Chicken. The specialty of this dish is less use of water (or no water) nothing else.

Chicken Chilli Dry
Chicken Chilli Dry

Chilli Chicken Dry

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Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 35 min
Ready in: 55 min
Yields: 4 people


  • 500gm Chicken, Boneless or with bone
  • 2 Onion, Chopped
  • 2 tbsp Tomato Puree
  • 2 tbsp All-purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp Soya sauce
  • 1 tbsp cornflower
  • 1 tbsp red chili powder
  • 1 tbsp ginger & garlic paste
  • One Capcicum, cut into cubes
  • One Red Bell Pepper, cut into cubes
  • One Yellow Bell Pepper, cut into cubes
  • 1 tbsp black pepper powder
  • 3-4 Green Chilli, Chopped
  • 1 tbsp vinegar.
  • 1tbsp Garlic, Minced
  • Salt and Sugar, As per taste
  • Sunflower Oil
  • 1 Lemon, In place of Vinegar and for garnishing
Green vegetables add health factor
Green vegetables add health factor
Fried Chicken
Fried Chicken
For Marinating the chicken
For Marinating the chicken


  1. Marinate the chicken with all purpose flour, cornflower, ginger & garlic paste, red chili powder,black pepper powder,one table spoon soya sauce.Add water if needed.
  2. Put oil in a pan and deep fry all the chicken pieces.Keep them aside.
  3. Put oil in a pan again.Fry the onion ,capcicum,red and yellow bell pepper.
  4. After 5 mins add the minced garlic and green chilli.Fry
  5. Add tomato puree and soya sauce.Mix well and stir for more 5 mins.
  6. Add the deep fried chicken and mix well and cook for sometimes.
  7. Add salt and sugar when oil comes out.
  8. Cover the pan for sometimes and stir well in between times.
  9. Check whether the chicken is soft and tender and ready to eat.
  10. If needed add small amount of water.
  11. Dry chicken Chilli is ready to serve.Garnish with Onion,Lemon,Tomato and Green chilli.
The Sauce
The Sauce

Preferable Dish for Chilli Chicken Dry

Though Chicken Chilli is a Chinese Cuisine, all Chinese main course dishes are preferable for this dish.But I specially like Mixed Veg fried rice or Simple Veg Hakka Noodles.

Mixed Vegetable Rice with Chicken Chilli Dry
Mixed Vegetable Rice with Chicken Chilli Dry

Health Tips:

## Ajinomoto is one of the common ingredients for all Chinese recipes. But truly speaking I never use this. It's not good for health. So if possible omit the ingredient.

## One can add more vegetable like fresh beans, chipotles, spring onion etc.It increases the health value.

## Chilli always helps to elevate your metabolism.

## Chicken Chilli Dry is a spicy dish and it brings the heat in this cold winter season.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 100 gm
Calories 225
Calories from Fat81
% Daily Value *
Fat 9 g14%
Sugar 5 g
Protein 20 g40%
Cholesterol 49 mg16%
Sodium 980 mg41%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

© 2013 M K Paul


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    • M K Paul profile imageAUTHOR

      M K Paul 

      5 years ago from India

      Got comment and appreciation from a chef like you , is really inspiring :)

      Thanks a lot for ur visit

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      Indian Chef 

      5 years ago from New Delhi India

      Wow this indeed is mouthwatering.. Just fell in love with the picture. Voting it up and awesome.

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      M K Paul 

      5 years ago from India

      Vespa not the pics but the recipe is also mouth watering..try it, hope u like

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      5 years ago from Peru, South America

      we enjoy Indian cuisine and your photos make my mouth water! Thank you for sharing.

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      M K Paul 

      5 years ago from India

      Thanks april for ur lovely support

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      April Garner 

      5 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Looks delicious! Thanks for a great recipe. I'm always looking for new stuff to do with chicken.

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      M K Paul 

      5 years ago from India

      Thanks Ghaelach.I know u like this

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      5 years ago

      This looks an interesting dish and I'll be giving this recipe a try.

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      M K Paul 

      5 years ago from India

      amie one more thing , if u like my recipe join me @ facebook page i.e.

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      M K Paul 

      5 years ago from India

      Thanks amie for showing interest..Your comments always boost me to cook something new..Hope u'll like the dish

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      Amie Butchko 

      5 years ago from Warwick, NY

      Looks delicious, MK. I am always looking for interesting dishes to serve my family and this fits the bill. I think it is exciting to have an authentic Chinese recipe that is easy enough for me to attempt. I will let you know how it goes!


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