Spicy Chilli Chicken

Growing up, one of my favorite things to eat was this paratha roll stuffed with chili chicken that we used to buy from an Indian restaurant back in Kuwait. The roll had soft shredded chicken cooked in traditional Indian spices and flavors along with tomatoes, onions, bell peppers and green chilies. There used to be chopped up cucumbers and a creamy sauce as well which accompanied the chicken in that roll. As a kid, a mouthful of that used to make my day! I still salivate when i think about that roll. This recipe comes close to the flavors I got from that roll, though this is paired with a healthier option of pita bread and sweet bell peppers for the crunch!

{Recipe}
Spicy Chili chicken served with grilled pita bread and garlic white sauce

INGREDIENTS:
Chicken leg quarters-1
Pita bread-1
Onion-1
Tomato – 1
Red chilli powder-2tbsps
Turmeric powder-1tsp
Cumin powder-1tbsp
Coriander powder-1tbsp
Ginger garlic paste-1.5tbsps
Onion powder-1tbsp
Garlic cloves-5
Garam masala-1tbsp
Lime juice-1tbsp
Salt
Pepper
Garlic white sauce
Fresh parsley
Oil

PREPARATION:
1)Separate the thigh and the leg piece. Score the chicken by creating slits on the thigh and leg with a sharp knife. Then rub some ginger garlic paste and some lime juice on the chicken pieces and let them marinate in a bowl in the fridge for an hour.
2)Then add the red chili powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, finely chopped garlic cloves, salt, onion powder, coriander and cumin powder as well. Add some oil and make sure the masalas are well coated onto the chicken. Marinate for 2 hours.
3)Now heat up a pan with some oil and saute some onions with some salt till it turns translucent. Then on another pan, heat up some oil and cook the chicken pieces for about an hour or till the chicken is cooked at low to medium flame. Flip at the half way mark.
4)Once cooked and tender, shred out the pieces and keep them aside. Add some fresh parsley and finely chopped up tomatoes along with the cooked onions. Mix them up and serve as shown with some sauce and some grilled pita bread. Enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚

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24 Comments Add yours

  1. Wow! Lovely! Iโ€™m making chilli chicken soon too…๐Ÿ’—

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    1. myfoodswings says:

      That’s awesome! Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. hannah thomas says:

    Wow! So good! ๐Ÿ˜‹

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    1. myfoodswings says:

      Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. I like the look of this, I think Iโ€™ll give it a try.

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    1. myfoodswings says:

      That’s Awesome! Alter the ingredients based on your taste and preferences! Hope you like it! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. Bniconann says:

    This looks so amazing!

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    1. myfoodswings says:

      Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. Hi there!
    This looks scrumptious!
    Thank you, I will try it for my husband this weekend.
    Kind regards,
    Kavitha, Sunshiny South Africa.
    PS, I followed you across from Ace (Ianโ€™s ) blog.

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    1. myfoodswings says:

      Thank you! That’s awesome! I hope you like it! Alter the spices according to your taste! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. I will, thank you. ๐ŸŒบ ๐ŸŒธ ๐Ÿ’

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    1. myfoodswings says:

      Awesome! I hope you like it.. Alter the ingredients according to your taste! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. This looks delicious! Iโ€™m definitely giving it a try!

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    1. myfoodswings says:

      That’s great! Alter the ingredients according to your taste.. I hope you like it! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. Aaron Power says:

    I am definitely going to try this recipeโ€ฆmy mouth is watering just thinking about it. And thank you very much for liking my page! I did so in return and I think I will be glad I didโ€ฆso many wonderful recipes! Lots of low carb stuff too and thatโ€™s always good for me. Cheers!
    A

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    1. myfoodswings says:

      That’s great! Thank you for the kind words! Alter the ingredients according to your taste! I hope you like it! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. Aaron Power says:

        You also inspired me to take a second look at my layout and customization. I had none! Take a second look at my blog next time I post and you will see it looks a lot more aesthetically pleasing to the eyes. I should post again within the hour.

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      2. myfoodswings says:

        Oh! Happy to help! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. This sounds delicious! I love chicken. I love spicy foods. I will definitely try it. Thanks for sharing it.

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    1. myfoodswings says:

      That’s great! I hope you like it! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. myfoodswings says:

      Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

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