Saturday, June 6, 2009

Chinese Garlic Chilli Chicken



This is a different way of preparing chilli chicken with the garlic flavour in it and to make it more healthy i didnt deep fry the chicken pieces but it tasted just yummy and as served in any chinese restaurants....surely give it a try as its very simple and can be done within few minutes 

Ingredients

500 gms boneless chicken 

For Marinade

2 tbsp dark soya sauce

2 tsp finely chopped garlic

2 tsp finely chopped ginger

1 chicken stock cube(crushed)

1 tbsp vinegar

salt to taste

For the gravy

6 green chillies roughly chopped

2 tsp chopped garlic

3 fried red chilli

1/2 cup finely chopped spring onion

2 tbsp oil for frying + 2 tsp oil for gravy

For the sauce to be mixed in

2 tbsp cornflour

2 cups of warm water

1 chicken stock crushed

1 tsp soya sauce

1 tsp vinegar

Method

  • Mix well all the ingredients for the sauce and keep aside
  • Clean the chicken and cut into med size cubes and marinate it with the ingredients listed under marinade for 30 minutes
  • Heat 2 tbsp oil in a nonstick pan, add the chicken pieces in it and fry it for 15 minutes on a medium flame or till its tender and then keep it aside

For the gravy

  • Heat 2 tsp oil in a pan, add garlic,green chillies 1/4 cup spring onion greens,red chillies, capsicum and fry for 1-2 minutes and then add the chicken cubes,sauce and bring it to a boil till the gravy is semi-thick 
  • Lastly garnish it with remaining spring onion greens and serve hot with Fried rice

Note: Add in less salt as chicken stock cube and soya sauce already has salt in it