Nepali Style Spicy Chili Chicken

Yummy and simple dinner idea! Chili chicken is so simple and so yum. It takes about 30 minutes to prep and cook. Quick and easy. Everything in life should be like this, stress free. Enjoy!


  • 2 chicken breast, boneless
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 1 green pepper
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 3-4 dried red peppers
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon of paprika powder
  • 1 tablespoon garam masala powder
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seed
  • 1 tablespoon of mustard seeds, fennel seed, and fenugreek seed
  • 4 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon ginger and garlic paste
  • 1 tablespoon of Salt to taste (or as needed)
  • 4 tablespoon of soy sauce
  • About 4 tablespoons of oil to fry (of your choice)

Preparation time: 30-45 minutes

Serves: 6 people

Step 1: Chop the vegetables into small cubes and set them aside for later. img_1374

Step 2: Cut the chicken into small cubes (about 1 inch)

Step 3: In a bowl, add the cut chicken. Marinate the chicken with 4 tablespoon of cornstarch, 1 tablespoon of salt, paprika powder, garam masala powder, and turmeric powder. Put it aside till later as well.

Step 4: Now you are ready to cook. In a wok or a large frying pan, add your desired amount of oil to fly the chicken. Add 1 tablespoon full of mustard seed, fennel seed, fenugreek seed, as well as another tablespoon of cumin seed. Then add the dried red chili peppers.

Step 5: Once the peppers and the seeds look brown, add the marinated chicken. Fry the chicken till it is also crispy and golden. It will take about 10-15 minutes.

Step 6: Add a tablespoon of garlic and ginger paste, 4 tablespoon of soy sauce and chili powder as needed. Mix it all well and let it fry till it is golden in color.

Step 7: Finally, add all the vegetables into pan. Mix it all well. The tomatoes will melt and create a little bit of curry. If you want it dry, keep frying for another 10 minutes. The chili chicken is ready to be served over rice. Enjoy! img_1290

*Garam masala is a blend ground Indian spices, usually has cardamom, cloves, bay leaf, coriander seed, cumin seed, and many more. You can buy this product in an Indian stores.

Please do check out my quick video on making chili chicken.

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