Garlic chilli chicken – Starters

Chilli Garlic Chicken tenders

Chilli Garlic chicken is a very simple chicken starter recipe. It works as a great appetizer for parties and even for a happy meal can be served as a side dish for any rice dish. Its sweet, spicy and garlic the taste will remind you to make it again. now let see how to make it.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Chinese, Indian, indochinese
Keyword: chicken recipes, chicken starter recipes, chilli chicken, easy chicken recipes, non veg recipes
Servings: 3


  • Oil to deep fry
  • 1 tbsp Garlic finely chopped
  • 4-5 leaves Curry leaves optional
  • 2 numbers Green chillies slit lengthwise
  • 3 table spoon Ketchup
  • 2 table spoon Water
  • 1/4 tsp Red chilli powder adjust to preference
  • 2 tbsp Yoghurt
  • 3/4 tbsp Salt
  • 1/4 tbsp Garam masala
  • 2 tbsp Kashmiri Red chilli powder
  • 1.5 tbsp Coriander powder
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 3 tbsp Corn flour
  • 1 tbsp Plain flour
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 300 gms Chicken (Boneless) ( cut into 1 inch pieces )


  • Step 1 : In a big bowl mix in all the ingredients mentioned below marination. And add the chicken pieces to it and allow it to rest for at least 1 hour or over night.
  • Step 2 : Heat the oil for deep frying , ensure the oil is very hot. Then add the marinated chicken pieces to the oil and fry them until cooked well. This will take about 5 mins per batch. (Note the oil should be hot enough to fry the chicken it should sizzle as soon as the chicken is dropped)
  • Step 3 : place the fried chicken in a paper towel and allow it to rest.
  • Step 4 : In a pan, heat little oil, then add curry leaves and green chilli and once it sputters, add the garlic , ketchup mixture and cook it covered for 1 minute (don’t let it go dry).
  • Step 6 : Quickly add the fried chicken and toss it nicely in the sauce prepared and turn off the heat.
  • Hot and spicy Garlic chilli chicken is ready. 


This can be served as starter or as a side dish to a rice variety.

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