Chilli Chicken Recipe Without Frying


Chilli Chicken is a popular Indo-Chinese dish that is loved for its spicy and tangy flavors. This recipe provides a healthier twist by avoiding deep frying, making it a lighter yet equally delicious version of the classic dish.

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes


  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 bell pepper, sliced
  • 3-4 green chilies, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-inch ginger, minced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon chili sauce
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped spring onions for garnish

Instructions: How to Cook Chilli Chicken Without Frying

  1. In a bowl, marinate the chicken pieces with soy sauce and cornstarch. Let it sit for 10 minutes.
  2. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Add the marinated chicken pieces and cook until browned on all sides, about 5-7 minutes. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.
  4. In the same skillet, add a little more oil if needed and sauté the onions, bell pepper, green chilies, garlic, and ginger until fragrant.
  5. Return the chicken to the skillet and add tomato ketchup, chili sauce, vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper. Stir well to combine all the ingredients.
  6. Cover and let it simmer for 5-7 minutes until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce has thickened.
  7. Garnish with chopped spring onions and serve hot with steamed rice or noodles.
Enjoy this flavorful and healthier version of Chilli Chicken without the guilt of deep frying!
Chilli Chicken Recipe Without Frying