Chilli Chicken Recipe
Sichuan cuisine

Chilli Chicken Recipe

In this post, we are going to tell you how to make chilli chicken step by step.

Tender chunks of marinated chicken breast are swiftly stir-fried with chilli and other seasonings to create this enduringly popular homestyle poultry dish, which may be prepared and cooked in less than twenty minutes. Along with rice and some stir-fried vegetables, this dish may serve as the main course for a simple, but delicious meal that appeals equally to adults and children. Adjusting the amount of chilli paste easily regulates the “temperature” of the chilli taste.


Ingredients for Chilli Chicken

500 g(1 Ib) boneless chicken breast, skinned and cut into bite-sized chunks

4-6 red chillies, fresh or dried

3 tablespoons oil

1-2 tablespoons chilli paste

2-3 spring onions, thinly sliced


2 tablespoons rice wine

1 tablespoon soy sauce

1/2 tablespoons sugai

1 teaspoon sesame oil

1 teaspoon cornstarch

2 tablespoons garlic, minced

2 tablespoons fresh ginger, minced


2 tablespoons rice wine

1 tablespoon wate

1 teaspoon soy sauce

I teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon sesame oil

Serves 4

Preparation time: 10 mins

Cooking time: 7 mins

Chilli Chicken Recipe

1 Combine all the Marinade ingredients, mixing well. Place the chicken chunks in a bowl, then pour the Marinade over the chicken, coating the pieces well. Set aside to marinate for 20 to 30 minutes.

Chilli Chicken Recipe

2 While the chicken is marinating, combine the Sauce ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.

Chilli Chicken Recipe

3 Cut the chillies lengthwise and scrape away the seeds and white membranes.

4 Heat the oil in a wok over high heat and add the chillies. When chillies are scorched and smoking add the marinated chicken and quickly stir-fry for 2 minutes. Add the chilli paste and cook for another 1 minute.

Chilli Chicken Recipe

5 Reduce the heat to low and stir in the Sauce. Cover wok with a lid and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the heat, stir in the spring onions and transfer to a serving dish.

Chilli Chicken Recipe

Waht is Chilli paste?

Chilli paste is a blend of ground, fresh or dried chillies. Not to be confused with chilli sauce, it is thicker and spicier, and is sometimes fermented to further enhanceits flavor. It is sold mainly in jars and is widely available in food stores. To add some color and flavor to this dish, you may add 1/2 cup fresh or frozen green peas, diced carrots and diced red or qreen bell peppers. These should be added right after the chilli paste, but before the sauce. For extra zest, qarnish the dish with a generous sprinkling of minced fresh coriander leaves (cilantro).

Most people don’t think about making it at home, however it is a pretty easy recipe and you probably have most of the ingredients needed at home too.

Try this at home! I am sure you will love it.

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