Chilli Chicken

When Punjabi folk get together for a drink or “glassy” as its called they usually like a hot, spicy meat dish as opposed to crisps or nuts. Popular meat snacks can be seekh kebabs, lamb chops or chicken tikka to name but a few. My favourite is chilli chicken. This is quite strong in flavour and is great as a stand alone snack or as part of a meal. This recipe is for 2-3 people sharing.


  1. 1 large breast chicken sliced (1-2 cm size)
  2. 1 medium red onion finely diced
  3. 4 cloves garlic and 1/2 inch ginger finely diced
  4. 2 finely chopped ripe tomatoes
  5. 1 tbsp coconut oil
  6. Spice mix (1 tsp chilli powder, 1/2 tsp salt, turmeric and Garam masala)
  7. Marinade (1/2 tsp paprika, cumin, coriander, peppercorn powder), 1 tsp yoghurt, 1 tsp lemon juice)


  1. Marinade chicken for an hour
  2. heat oil in a thin pan
  3. Add onions, ginger and garlic and cook until quite caramelised (8 min medium heat)
  4. Add spice mix and cook for 3 minutes
  5. Add the chicken and cook for 4 minutes
  6. Add tomatoes, mix well, cover with lid and cook for 3 minutes

Garnish with lemon, fresh onion and coriander and serve with beer or whiskey or rum


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