air fryer chilli chicken

Air fryer chilli chicken recipe, Chilli chicken

Chilli chicken or Air fryer chilli chicken is a sweet, spicy and slightly tangy INDO – CHINESE appetizer/ side prepared by tossing boneless chicken pieces in saucy colorful veggies. Traditionally chilli chicken is prepared with deep fried boneless chicken, but to keep it healthy and for a guilt free eating I tried preparing this chilli chicken in air fryer just like this recipe AIR FRYER CHILLI FISH and turned out great both in taste and look I must say.
air fryer chilli chicken

I have made few interesting recipes in Air fryer like this:

For this recipe I used chicken breast tender and it was just right for this recipe also for recipes like these:

Also I have used both green and red capsicum which is appealing for the eyes and tastes great as well, but you can use either one color or both according to your preference and availability. A simple and quick to make dish to go with fried rice / noodles. So let’s get to the making Restaurant style Chilli chicken!!
air fryer chilli chicken recipe


Air fryer chilli chicken recipe, Chilli chicken
Serves 4
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Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
1 hr 20 min
Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
1 hr 20 min
FOR MARINATION
  1. 1. Chicken breast – 6
  2. 2. Ginger and garlic paste –1 tsp
  3. 3. Corn flour – 3 tbsp
  4. 4. Maida/ All purpose flour – 3 tbsp
  5. 5. Turmeric powder – a pinch
  6. 6. Soy sauce – 1 tbsp
  7. 7. Pepper powder – ¼ tsp
  8. 8. Salt – to taste
  9. 9. Water – 1 tbsp
  10. 10. Oil – 1 tbsp
  11. 11. Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
FOR SAUCE
  1. 1. Onion – ¼ cup (chopped cubes)
  2. 2. Ginger garlic paste/ Chopped ginger and garlic – 1 tsp
  3. 3. Green capsicum – ¼ cup
  4. 4. Red capsicum – ¼ cup
  5. 5. Green chilli – 2
  6. 6. Ketchup/ Tomato sauce – 1 tbsp
  7. 7. Red chili sauce – 1 tbsp
  8. 8. Soy sauce – 1 tsp
  9. 9. Salt – to taste
  10. 10. Spring onion – 1
  11. 11. Oil – 2 tsp
  12. 12. Corn flour – 1 tbsp
  13. 13. Water – ¼ + ¼ cup
Note
  1. * 1 cup = 235 ml
Instructions
  1. Wash the chicken breast and chop it into cubes as shown in the collage. Wash it thoroughly and transfer it to a bowl. Now to the chicken breast cubes add turmeric powder (never skip while cooking non veg specially sea food), salt, chilli powder, ginger garlic paste, soy sauce, corn flour, maida, pepper powder, 1 tbsp oil and few tbsps of water. Mix everything well so that the chicken is well coated in masala. Marinate the chicken for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  2. After 30 minutes to 1 hour preheat air fryer at 400F for 5 minutes. When the air fryer is preheated brush a tbsp oil on the baking rack (prevents chicken pieces from sticking) then place the chicken pieces one by one evenly without overcrowding. Do not place really big chunks as the inside might not get cooked fully in the mentioned time. Brush a tbsp oil over the chicken pieces as well. Now cook for 6 minutes. After 6 minutes you will notice that the chicken is evenly browned and cooked crisp. If you feel the inside is not cooked fully cook for 1 to 2 more minutes and it should be perfect. Remove the chicken pieces from air fryer and keep it aside.
  3. In a bowl add corn flour and 1/4 cup water. Mix well and keep the mixture/ slurry aside.
  4. Chop onion, green capsicum, red capsicum into cubes and make slit in green chilli. Now heat a tbsp of oil in a pan to it add finely chopped garlic and ginger/ ginger garlic, saute well until aromatic. Now add chopped onion cubes onion, green chili and colorful capsicum cubes. Saute well in high flame.
  5. Now add salt, tomato sauce/ ketchup, red chili sauce and dark soy sauce. Mix well.
  6. Now add the air fried chicken pieces and toss well in the sauce.
  7. Now add the cornflour mixture/ slurry and 1/4 cup water, stir continuously. Mix well. When the chicken pieces are well coated in sauce add chopped green stalk of spring onion. Put off the flame and serve it hot with noodles or fried rice.
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How to make Air fryer chilli chicken with step by step images


  1. Wash the chicken breast and chop it into cubes as shown in the collage. Wash it thoroughly and transfer it to a bowl. Now to the chicken breast cubes add turmeric powder (never skip while cooking non veg specially sea food), salt, chilli powder, ginger garlic paste, soy sauce, corn flour, maida, pepper powder, 1 tbsp oil and few tbsps of water. Mix everything well so that the chicken is well coated in masala. Marinate the fish for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  2. After 30 minutes to 1 hour preheat air fryer at 400F for 5 minutes. When the air fryer is preheated brush a tbsp oil on the baking rack (prevents chicken pieces from sticking) then place the chicken pieces one by one evenly without overcrowding. Do not place really big chunks as the inside might not get cooked fully in the mentioned time. Brush a tbsp oil over the chicken pieces as well. Now cook for 6 minutes. After 6 minutes you will notice that the chicken is evenly browned and cooked crisp. If you feel the inside is not cooked fully cook for 1 to 2 more minutes and it should be perfect. Remove the chicken pieces from air fryer and keep it aside.
  3. In a bowl add corn flour and 1/4 cup water. Mix well and keep the mixture/ slurry aside.
  4. Chop onion, green capsicum, red capsicum into cubes and make slit in green chilli. Now heat a tbsp of oil in a pan to it add finely chopped garlic and ginger/ ginger garlic, saute well until aromatic then chopped onion cubes onion, green chili and finely chopped colorful capsicum cubes. Saute well in high flame. Do not cook them fully as we want them to be crunchy.
  5. Now add salt, tomato sauce/ ketchup, red chili sauce and dark soy sauce. Mix well.
  6. Now add the air fried chicken pieces and toss well in the sauce. Now add the cornflour mixture/ slurry and 1/4 cup water, stir continuously.Mix well. When the chicken pieces are well coated in sauce add chopped green stalk of spring onion. Put off the flame and serve it hot with noodles or fried rice.
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