Chilli Chicken in a bowl on top of rice with green onions sprinkled on top
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Easy Indian Chilli Chicken

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This Easy Chilli Chicken recipe is a DELICIOUS Indian dish that you can make at home in under 30 minutes!

Chilli Chicken in a bowl on top of rice with green onions sprinkled on top
Chilli Chicken Indian Dish

Chilli Chicken

So I’m ashamed to admit that I’m in my mid-thirties and I JUST NOW became a fan of Indian food.

I never really had a desire to try it until my husband told me that he fell in love with it, and a few months ago I decided to take one for the team and broaden my horizons with my tastebuds.

WHAT HAVE I BEEN DOING! I’ve been missing out all along, and feel like I’ve wasted my taste buds for YEARS without having Indian food!

How to Make Chilli Chicken

Well with my new-found love of Indian food, I had been hearing so much about chilli chicken and I knew it needed to make its way on the blog because I know just how much you love quick and easy recipes around here.

Quick & Easy Chilli Chicken

So most of the chilli chicken Indian dishes out there are extremely complex with many ingredients that are hard to find.

But here on Fantabulosity, we only believe in quick and easy recipes that STILL taste delicious. So you’ll find that you can make this Indian dish in under 30 minutes!

How to Make Chilli Chicken

You’ll find that this recipe uses basic, everyday ingredients that you may even already have on-hand, or can easily pick up at the grocery store down the road.

You’ll start by frying your chicken pieces, sautéing vegetables and then combining spices and condiments to create the rich, flavorful sauce.

Indian Chilli Chicken Recipe

Now because I believe food is love, I believe images of the recipe process tell the love story.

But you can find the full recipe and ingredients list at the bottom of this post!

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Chilli Chicken Ingredients - Easy

If you’ve never had chilli chicken before, you’re missing out! Its sweet, sour, tangy and smoky and perfect over white rice.

Chilli Chicken Sauce for Indian recipe
Chilli Chicken Sauce pouring over raw chicken in a bowl

Breaded Chicken + Egg Mixture

When prepping the chicken, you’ll combine the flour, garlic powder, and chilli powder in a bowl.

In another bowl, whisk together egg, soy sauce, and chili sauce.

Chilli Chicken ready to cook Indian dish

Then, you’ll dip the chicken into the egg mixture, and then toss in flour to cover. Set aside. Repeat steps until all chicken pieces are breaded.

Easy Indian Chilli Chicken in a skillet

How to Cook Chicken for Chilli Chicken

Fry those chicken pieces for about 5-10 minutes until golden brown and cooked throughout. (Don’t those look like the insanely delicious chicken nuggets from Chick-fil-A?)

Easy Indian Chilli Chicken Cooked on Rack

Saute Vegetables

Next, cook the onions and green peppers for 3 minutes, then add garlic and green onions and cook until vegetables are tender.

White onions and green onions for Indian Chilli Chicken

Combine the Veggies, Chicken & Chilli Sauce

Once veggies are tender, add the chicken back to the skillet and in a small bowl, mix together the chili powder, chili sauce, ketchup, and 2 Tb water, and pour over the chicken.

Chilli Chicken with veggies in skillet ready for sauce
Easy Indian Chilli Chicken Sauce

TIP: If you want it to be saucier, then you can add an extra tablespoon of water at the end!

Chilli Chicken ready to serve in a skillet

Final Cooking…

Stir and cook an additional two minutes…

Chilli Chicken in white serving bowl

Extra Toppings…

…and serve over rice.

If desired, sprinkle additional chopped green onions on top for some added flair and enjoy!

Chilli Chicken on top of rice in a white bowl
Chilli Chicken bite on a fork

The chilli chicken was a welcomed challenge. There were soooo many versions out there and it was difficult to determine what direction to go in. Some of the highest rated versions were extremely complex with many ingredients that were hard to find. I know that is not what your blog is about! So, I simplified it as much as I could and came up with a chilli chicken recipe that is very approachable and can give your readers a semi-authentic Indian inspired meal at home in under 30 minutes.

Chilli Chicken in a bowl on top of rice with green onions sprinkled on top
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Chilli Chicken

This Easy Chilli Chicken recipe is a DELICIOUS Indian dish that you can make at home in under 30 minutes! 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword chilli chicken, chilli chicken recipe, how to make chilli chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 5 servings

Ingredients

For the Chicken:

  • oil for frying
  • 4 chicken breasts cut into 3/4 inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp chili sauce

For the Stir-Fry:

  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 3 green onions
  • 2 medium onions
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp chili sauce
  • 2 tbsp ketchup

Instructions

  1. Combine flour, garlic powder, chili powder in a bowl.

  2. In another bowl, whisk together egg, soy sauce, and chili sauce.

  3. Dip chicken in egg mixture, then toss in flour to cover. Set aside. Repeat steps until all chicken pieces are breaded.

  4. Heat pan in oil until it reads 350 degrees on a candy thermometer. (Usually, medium-high heat.)

  5. Fry chicken pieces until they are golden brown. About 5-10 minutes.

  6. Remove from oil and place on a cooling rack with paper towels underneath.

  7. In a new skillet, heat 1Tb oil for stir fry. Cook onions and green pepper for 3 minutes, then add garlic and green onions and cook until vegetables are tender.

  8. Add chicken back to skillet and mix together the chili powder, chili sauce, ketchup, and 2 Tb water, and pour over the chicken.

  9. Stir and cook an additional 2 minutes.

  10. Serve over white rice.

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