Oil for deep frying
250 grams boneless chicken
1 ½ tsp. chilli sauce
1 ½ tsp. soya sauce
¼ tsp pepper powder
2 to 3 tbsps corn flour (1 tbsp more optional)
2 to 3 tbsps plain flour / maida (optional use to get restaurant style)
¼ tsp. red chili powder
1 ½ tsp. soya sauce
1 tsp chilli sauce (you can substitute with ketchup)
½ tsp. red chilli powder
¾ to 1 tsp. vinegar
½ tsp. sugar
1 medium onion thinly sliced or cubed
2 tsps garlic chopped
¼ to ½ 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. Set aside until you prepare the rest. At least for 45 minutes.2 hours is best.
. Meanwhile you could chop your onions, bell pepper and make the sauce ready for seasoning.
. Sprinkle corn flour, plain flour (optional) on the meat along with salt and mix well.
. If you like to have yours 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 soya sauce, chili sauce, red chili powder, vinegar and ½ tsp sugar to a bowl and mix well.
. Heat oil in a pan and deep or shallow fry till it 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 5.
. Let the sauces bubble up well.
. Add the fried chicken, Mix well. If it looks dry, sprinkle little water. Saute on high flame for 2 to 3 minutes.
. Serve chilli chicken recipe hot as appetizer with fried rice or noodles.