Chili chicken

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Chilli chicken
Chicken Chili HR2.jpg
Sauced chilli chicken
Place of originIndia
Region or stateUrban India, as a part of Indian Chinese cuisine
Serving temperatureHot
Main ingredientsChicken, ginger and garlic paste, lemon juice

Chilli chicken is a popular Indo-Chinese dish of chicken of Hakka Chinese heritage.[1][2] In India, this may include a variety of dry chicken preparations.[3] Though mainly boneless chicken is used in this dish, some people also use boned chicken too.[4]


Chilli chicken comes in several variations with differences in spices and seasoning, as well as its "sauce" and "dry" variants with difference in their quantity of sauce or gravy.[2] The South Asian contributions of this dish are in the spices used, while the Hakka contributions include the sweet and savoury flavours along with the Chinese cooking techniques used in its preparation.[2]

Numerous recipes exist for the dish of the same name depending on the restaurateur, including:

  • Green chilli chicken.
  • Tangrai chilli chicken.
  • Chinese chilli chicken.
  • Bengal chilli chicken.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Chilli Chicken". Khana Khazana. Retrieved 17 April 2012.
  2. ^ a b c Doss, Suresh (Nov 30, 2017). "People love this Hakka restaurant's chili chicken so much, they've tried to crack the recipe".
  3. ^ "Live to eat". Archived from the original on 9 May 2012. Retrieved 17 April 2012.
  4. ^ "Chilli Chicken". Retrieved 17 April 2012.