Indo-Chinese Style Chilli Chicken

Irresistably Yumm….CHILLI CHICKEN!image

Method:
For the marination
Marinate about 2 pounds of diced boneless chicken breasts in 3 tbsp soy sauce, 2 tbsp vinegar, salt to taste, 1 tsp red chili powder and 2 tsp green chili sauce for about 20 minutes.
Add 1 beaten egg and about 3 tbsp of cornstarch and mix to combine.

Cooking the chicken
Now flash fry chicken in smoking hot oil for not more than 2-3 minutes. Drain on paper towel.

For preparing the brown sauce
Stir fry 1 tbsp minced garlic and 1 inch julienned ginger along with 1med size diced onion, 1 small diced capsicum and 7-8 slit green chillies.
Add 3/4 cup of water, 2 tbsp dark soy sauce, 2 tsp vinegar and 1 tsp chili sauce. Bring to boil.
Now add about 1 tbsp of cornstarch (dissolved in 1/4 cup water). Also add salt to taste and 1 tsp of sugar. Cook till the brown sauce thickens slightly and becomes glossy…..about 2-3 minutes.

Putting it together
Next, add fried chicken and simmer for another 2-3 minutes to meld flavors and heat through. Garnish with chopped spring onions and serve immediately with fried rice/scallion rice/white rice….Enjoy!image
PS: If you like you an add a couple of pinches of Ajinamoto to your dish, if you like!

One Comment

  1. Sunitha Shenai

    Hi,

    recipe looks yummy, if this is to be made with paneer can we omit egg or what is the substitute for egg

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