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Chilli Chicken

There’s a shock horror ingredient in this one, but trust me: stick with it (and stick with my foolproof technique!) and the proof will be in the stir-fry.


Chilli Chicken

10 minutes
10 minutes

1 tbsp vegetable oil

400g (14 oz) chicken thigh fillets, cut into bite-sized pieces

1 small onion, sliced

3 garlic cloves, finely chopped

4 cm piece ginger, finely julienned

1 capsicum (bell pepper), deseeded and cut into bite-sized pieces

2 tbsp soy sauce

1 tsp dark sweet soy sauce

2 tbsp ketchup

1 tbsp white vinegar

1 tsp sugar

1 tsp chilli powder (or to taste)

1 tsp corn flour (cornstarch), mixed with 2 tbsp water (optional)

  • Step 1

    Heat the oil in a wok or large frying pan over high heat. When the pan is hot, pour in the oil. Add the chicken and spread it out in the pan. Allow to sear for 2 minutes before stir-frying with your spatula. Spread the chicken out again and allow it to sear for another a minute. Stir-fry again. Then add the onion and toss for half a minute. Now add the garlic and stir-fry for another half a minute. Toss through the ginger. Then add the capsicum and stir-fry for another minute.

  • Step 2

    Now add the soy sauce, dark sweet soy sauce, ketchup, vinegar, sugar and chilli powder. Stir-fry for another minute or until the sauce is thick and glossy. If there is a lot of liquid in your pan and it’s not thick, add the corn flour.

  • Step 3

    Remove from heat and serve.

Marion's Kitchen is for everyone who finds joy in flavour and happiness in every bite. Marion's Kitchen is for everyone who finds joy in flavour and happiness in every bite.

What our customers say

4.8 out of 5 stars (based on 4 reviews)
Very good25%

Quick and delicious:)

March 14, 2023

Great for a weekday – quick to make, with the simplest of ingredients, and the result is mouth-watering:)

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Creativity at its best

January 19, 2023

Absolutely brilliant and inspiring! I have a special space in my pantry labelled ‘Marion’s ‘. That’s how much I love Marions cooking.

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Lovely Quick Meal

August 29, 2022

Had this for dinner very quick & easy tasty meal. I served mine with boiled rice. Next time I will coat chicken in cornflour then fry for extra texture

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