It was a Sunday, not like any Sunday! We were tired (from a really late Saturday night), a bit lethargic, and the pouring rain outside didn’t help liven up our spirits. While Hubby Dear and me love to keep our Sundays free of any commitments, there are times when we wish we were doing something adventurous – really adventurous. Even if it just concerns our palates. And this Chilli Chicken with Gravy recipe gave us just what we needed!
I’ve always talked about my love and appreciation for Indo-Chinese fusion cuisine, so much so that friends often come over expecting it to be served for dinner. While we craved for the spicy goodness that it offers on this rainy droopy day, we were in no mood to drive through the bad weather to get a bite. No matter how strong a craving, I always feel that there must be a solution to it. And on this day, I found it in my kitchen with this Chilli Chicken with Gravy recipe.
Not one to be let down by the weather, I decided to brave the challenge and attempt to create my very own version of our favourite Indo-Chinese spicy fare. Aah, I could already taste the flavours. Simple enough, I thought. And boy was I right! Don’t believe me? Well then, you’ll just have to try this Chilli Chicken recipe out then!
Chilli Chicken with Gravy
- 2 tbsp light cooking oil
- 1 tsp finely chopped green chillies
- 1 tbsp finely chopped ginger
- 1 tbsp finely chopped garlic
- 1 medium-sized onion thinly sliced
- 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
- 1/2 tsp black pepper powder
- 2 large boneless chicken breasts cut into 1-inch cubes
- 2 tbsp light soya sauce
- 1 cup water
- salt to taste
- 1 tbsp corn starch mixed in with 2 tbsp water
- finely chopped green onions for garnish
- Heat oil in a large non-stick wok and saute chopped green chillies, ginger and garlic till fragrant. Add in sliced onions and fry till lightly brown.
- Add in spices and chicken pieces, and stir-fry for 3-5 minutes till chicken starts to brown along the edges. Add in soya sauce and stir-fry for another minute or two.
- Add water, season with salt, and allow it to come to a slight boil.
- Stir in the corn starch slurry and cook for a couple of minutes till the sauce thickens. Garnish with chopped green onions and serve warm.
Serve over warm steamed rice or with a side of Fried Rice. Need to warn you though – eat with caution, for this can be very, very spicy!
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Thanks for the recipe. I will try this out this week!
Hey Meena! I made Chilli Chicken just now– it was amazing, as usual. Thanks!
Hi! This is the first recipe on your blog that I tried and it turned out great.
We prefer slightly dry chilli chicken so I made it with very little gravy. There was only one issue, the chicken turned out slightly hard, maybe since I cooked it for fairly long (to dry out the gravy).
Thanks again for the awesome recipe.
Drooling! It’s a rainy Sunday, had a late night and sending my DH out for ginger, green onion and Cornstarch and then I will be cooking. Your presentation looks great. Can’t wait.
This looks great, I’m going to give it a shot this weekend. I’m thinking about using chicken stock instead of water to give it some more depth in flavor, but it sounds like it’s great just the way it is. Thanks for sharing!
great picture as always! can’t wait to try this at home.
I can’t believe you replied…thanks!!! My husband loved it. I am going to try to triple the recipe and see…thanks, your site is the best.
I made this last night…it was AWESOME. However, mine wasn’t as dark as yours any idea why?
Hi Rosie, I’m glad you enjoyed the recipe. the colour could very well depend on the Soy Sauce used. I’ve realized that some brands give out a much darker colour than others. I’m guessing that could be the case.
Wow. That sounds delicious! We love to go out for Hakka food a lot. This recipe sounds like it will taste a lot like the Hakka Chilli Chicken we usually get. I can’t wait to try it.
Hi Meena… I love ur recipes, they are easy and surely yummy! It’s my hubs birthday this Monday… I hope to make some of the recipes from ur site as a surprise dinner for him.. I am sure he will enjoy it! Shall let u know how it turned out!
Liz K. says
Delicious (and easy!) recipe! Yum yum yum…
Meena- I stumbled upon your website by chance & i must say it bowled me over.
The Chilli Chicken looked so enticing that I had to try it to see if it tastes as good as it looks. My husband loved it & gave rave reviews 🙂
Thanks so much.
I am a regular visitor now & I look forward to new recipes.
You go Girl!
Just cooked this for myself tonight. What a great recipe. It’s a little like some of the food I’ve had in Thailand and would be great with fried noodles
Your site was recommended by a friend… and I have no regrets trying out the Chilli Chicken recipe! I am not much of a cook – just manage my way around – but your recipe made my friends beg me for more!! Thanks so much!
I made this last night and it was delicious! But because of all of your warnings about it being spicy, I only added one chilli. Should have added two because it wasn’t spicy enough! I Live and learn, I guess! 🙂
looks yummy, I am going to try, thanks for sharing 🙂
Meena, you made me hungry! A chilli chicken recipe without MSG! This is what I was looking for. Sounds cool.
Looks YUM !!!
Meant to say, beautiful photograph!!!
Look at the picture of the Chilli Chicken!!! It is said that early morning time our stomachs are not ready for heavy food but whoever said that I am drooling here now !!!
That looks mouth-watering!
Sumitha Shibu says
Wow! I had just made this Chilli chicken, it was delicious 🙂
As usual, it looks delicious!
Meena, Yr picture is fabulous. Nice presentation. Will try this recipe but with a veg variation, chilli paneer maybe.
Wonderful recipe, thanks!!!
Ok, I will be cooking this tonite. Thank You for the recipe. 🙂