Chilli Chicken Recipe You Can Make Tonight

Chilli chicken is a great meal to have any time of the year. It has a bunch of delicious savory ingredients that will make your mouth (and your guests mouths) water.

There are a couple different sides that you could have with this, but I recommend going with tried-and-true jasmine rice. Poppadoms (or Papadams) would also be good, although those are better as an appetizer.

Here’s All the Ingredients You’ll Need for this Chilli chicken recipe:

  • 1 pound of boneless chicken
  • 1 tablespoon of masala
  • 1 cup of lemon juice
  • ¾ tablespoon red chile powder
  • ¾ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ Tablespoon chopped ginger
  • 2 Tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 8 Tablespoon soy sauce
  • 6 Tablespoon tomato ketchup
  • 3 medium chopped tomatoes
  • 3 Tablespoons of Canola Oil
  • 2 green bell peppers (sliced)
  • 4 green chiles, chopped
  • 1½ red onions
  • salt to taste
  • Jasmine rice for your side dish

Step 1 for this chilli chicken

Marinate the chicken with lemon juice, masala and salt for 1 hour. You could do longer, too. Make sure you start making this an hour before the time you really need to start making it because of the delay.

Step 2

In a large pot, fry the marinated chicken in canola oil until golden brown (5-7 minutes).

Step 3 for this Chilli chicken recipe

Remove the chicken from the pot and cut into pieces.

Into the remaining oil put the onions, red chili powder, turmeric, paprika and coriander powder, and sauté until wilted.

Put in the tomatoes, ginger and garlic and cook till the tomatoes are mashed for this chilli chicken.

Put the ketchup, soy sauce, fried chicken pieces, green chiles and green peppers in the pot and simmer until peppers are soft and chicken is cooked fully.

Serve over steamed rice (suggested). If you have a rice cooker, put the jasmine rice in around the time that you start marinating the chilli chicken.

Bob Buckley

Bob Buckley writes about food and business.