Hot and fragrant, Pepper Chicken requires no elaborate cooking. It uses minimal ingredients, and yet the result is just lip smacking. This fiery dish from South India is a must-try if you like to eat food that is high on spiciness. Here we share a Pepper Chicken recipe that you can make in minutes. Check it out!
Pepper Chicken: Quick and Easy Dry Chicken Recipe with Peppery Goodness
Take a bowl and add the chicken pieces. Add lemon juice, salt and pepper. Let it marinate for 30 minutes.
Take a pan and heat the oil on medium flame. Then add curry leaves. As they splutter, add the sliced onions. Sprinkle a little salt and sauté the onions until they turn golden brown.
Add the green chillies and ginger-garlic paste to the onions. Sauté until the rawness of the paste subsides.
Add turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala, crushed pepper on the onion mixture. Sauté and mix well. After a minute of cooking, add the chicken pieces. Cover with a lid and let it cook for 10-15 minutes.
Once all the water evaporates, roast the chicken for a few more minutes. Then add curry leaves, crushed pepper, and oil. Sauté for a minute. Then switch off the stove and let the chicken rest for a few minutes. Serve hot with rice or roti.
Using coconut oil for this recipe will give it an authentic Kerala touch.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can I make this recipe as a curry?
The above is a dry pepper chicken recipe. However, if you prefer to have a curry-like consistency, then you can add water as required and adjust the amount of masala and pepper accordingly.
Can I make this recipe less spicy?
Yes. You can reduce the amount of green chillies, pepper, and make it less spicy as per your preference.