Dry Chicken Chili Recipe (Step by Step)

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how to make dry chilli chicken
Heat 1/2 cup oil in a pan.

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Add tomatoes, green chillies and chicken.

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Add salt, Chinese salt, soya sauce and red chilli sauce, mix all and cook till chicken is tender.

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Cover pan and cook for a while.

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As water is dries, uncover pan and add large green chillies, capsicum and ginger; fry on low flame.
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Tasty dry chicken chilli is ready.
Serve and enjoy!
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How to Make Dry Chicken Chilli Recipe


  • Chicken: 1/2 kg (small pieces)
  • Oil: 1/2 cup
  • Tomato: 1 chopped
  • Large Green Chillies: 5 (each cut into 4 pieces lengthwise)
  • Small Green Chillies: 4 chopped
  • Capsicum: 1 chopped
  • Soy Sauce: 2 tbsp
  • Salt: 1 tsp
  • Chinese Salt: 1 tsp
  • Red Chilli Sauce: 2 tbsp
  • Ginger: 3 tbsp



  1. Heat 1/2 cup oil in pan. Add tomatoes, green chillies and chicken to oil.
  2. Add salt, Chinese salt, soy sauce and red chilli sauce, mix well and cook until chicken becomes soft.
  3. Cover pan and cook for some time.
  4. Once water is evaporated, remove cover and put large green chillies, capsicum and ginger. Let it cook at low flame.
  5. Delicious dry chicken chili is ready.
  6. Serve it with schezwan fried rice and enjoy.

Watch Video: Dry Chicken Chilli Recipe

Chilli dry chicken recipe is eaten widely in Pakistan, India and China. Although, it is a Chinese recipe, with small tweaks we can give it desi touch which harmonizes with Pakistani and Indian tastes. Can be served as starter dish or side dish with sort of rice dishes (usually paired with Schezwan rice). Other than Pakistan and India, it is served in many countries in the world.

Procedure includes first marinating chicken in soy sauce, red chilli sauce, Chinese salt and table salt. Then cooking in saucepan until tenderized. At some places it is deep or shallow fried instead of cooking it in pan.
See dry chicken chilli recipe in detail given above.

Today's post will show us how to make dry chicken chilli recipe at home.

Dry chilli chicken is a snack as well as a side dish which you can enjoy enjoy with different combinations. It can be served with dinner or lunch and as part of main course meal too. Since it consists of dry chicken pieces, it is perfect to serve with boiled or fried rice such as schezuan rice.

All you need to make this marvellous chicken is variety of green chillies such as capsicum and small or large green chillies. In addition, when you add soy and red chilli sauces, they add the final perfection into it.

Chef Naushaba is telling the dry chicken recipe with step by step pictorial instructions in Urdu and English.

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By Chef Naushaba Ahmed  |   In Step By Step Recipes  |   10 Comments   |   22308 Views   |   23 Jun 2020
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wow this is awesome. Really awesome, we made it once with beef, it was very good. Now I will make it with chicken and also looking to make a rice dish, it will complete the meal. I love these kinds of dishes that are dry.

  • Rabika, New York
  • Oct 28, 2017

Chicken needs to be washed with vinegar and completely dried before it is paced in the pan

  • aijaz gul, Islamabad
  • Oct 17, 2017

Hi , it is really a great option to enjoy chicken this way. I liked it and I would like to know what way we can use it? I would like to know option with it so I could make it this weekend and serve to my husband.

  • Beena, Lahore
  • Oct 12, 2017

It was great. My family also liked it a lot and they requested me to cook it again. We ate it with rice and let me tell you another interesting thing that we did not make it with chicken but with beef and it was really delicious.

  • Qudsiya Akram, Islamabad
  • Feb 23, 2017

Watched this video and found it awesome. Video is better way to describe the recipe , please post all videos to describe these recipes. I got it , understood it and choosing the day when I could make it.

  • Nasreen Amna, Karachi
  • Feb 08, 2017

very good recipe and very beautifully described. I was looking for some of the chinese chicken things to spice up my taste buds. After exploring dozens of recipes, I am going to make this one.

  • Maria, Abbottabad
  • Feb 06, 2017

I made dry chicken and also schezwan rice and it combined into a wonderful meal . I was amazed to realize how tasty it was. Everyone liked it a lot and requested it again. I first thought to come back here and thank to you all.

  • Noureen, Lahore
  • Feb 02, 2017

chicken with green chillies tastes amazing. You can have it multiple ways such as dry chicken, tawa chicken (this also uses chillies along chicken or beef too), and then eat it with boiled or fried rice. This is one of my favorite foods.

  • Javeria, Gujranwala
  • Jan 30, 2017

I made this recipe with beef which was very tasty as well. And we ate it with boiled rice and have had an amazing experience. would like to make it with chicken as well and waiting for the required ingredients to come.

  • Kaneez Fatima, Karachi
  • Jan 26, 2017

nice thing to eat. it is very delicious, I have never eaten this dish before and I am excited to find new recipes like this. I am planning to prepare it for dinner tonight. and i hope that my husband will also like this recipe.

  • Shaheen Arjumand, Faisalabad
  • Jan 23, 2017

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