Restaurant Style Chili Chicken
Chili chicken is served both as snack and main course. It is a versatile dish loved by one and all. The method of preparing chili chicken is very easy, if you follow few tips. Boneless chicken are marinated in gram flour and corn flour in addition of egg which locks the chicken juices and prevents it from becoming dry and tough. It keeps the meat moist and tender. It also helps in binding the flour well and gives a good crust. These tender bites taste mildly hot, sweet and sour.
• Boneless chicken – ¼ kg
• Red chili powder – ½ tablespoon
• Green chilies – 6 (sliced)
• Ginger – 1 tablespoon (finely chopped)
• Garlic – 1 tablespoon (finely chopped)
• Onion – 1 (chopped into small pieces)
• Egg – 1
• Salt as per taste
• Gram flour – 2tablespoons
• Corn flour – 4 tablespoons
• Oil for deep fry
• Few Coriander leaves
• Green chili sauce – 2 tablespoons
• Tomato sauce – 2 tablespoons
• Soya sauce – 2 tablespoons
• Vinegar – 2 tablespoons
In a mixing bowl, add chicken, egg, corn flour (4 tablespoons), gram flour (4 tablespoons) and salt as per taste.
Mix all the ingredients well.
Keep aside to marinate for 15 minutes.
This helps the chicken to absorb the flavors.
Heat oil in a pan until hot enough and deep fry the chicken pieces over medium flame until cooked through.
The pieces must fry until golden.
Remove the fired chicken pieces from oil using a drainer and place them on a vessel to drain the excess oil.
Repeat the same process till the rest of the pieces are done.
In the same pan now add ginger and garlic chopped pieces and fry them.
Furthermore add chopped onion, sliced green chilies and fry them.
Now add red chili powder (½ tablespoon) and mix it.
Then add green chili sauce (2 tablespoons), tomato sauce (2 tablespoons), soya sauce (2 tablespoons) and finally add vinegar (2 tablespoons) and mix it properly.
The mixture comes to boil and thickens.
Finally add fried chicken pieces to the mixture.
Mix all the ingredients well and switch off the stove.
Transfer the chili chicken to a serving bowl.
Garnish with the coriander leaves.
Juicy and crunchy chili chicken is ready
Serve hot with fried rice, schezwan fried rice etc.
Potassium – 369mg
Total carbs – 8g
Sugars – 1g
Protein – 28g
Vitamin A – 2%
Vitamin C – 6%
Calcium – 4%
Iron – 7%