Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Green Chilli Chicken

Saw this recipe on Cheah's blog - No Frills Recipes and truly all the recipes on her blog are no frills recipes :)  This dish reminded me of what my grandma used to cook , of course , hers is much better than mine.  Too bad, I was too young then to learn from her :(   I was inspired by Cheah and her green chilli chicken dish which is too hard to resist thus I have to cook it but I omitted the fermented beanpaste - ' tau cheong ' coz I forgot to replenish the bottle :) I tweaked it with black pepper instead and it tasted just as good. 

This dish is delicious and typical home dish...with lovely taste and the aroma from the green chilli is strong and the combination of ingredients is heavenly. This is indeed a lazy man dish. Easy to whip up and yet taste good. Great for busy people like me. These chicken fillets are actually left overs which I bought for Josh for his muscle building diet. I prefer the whole chicken when cooking this dish. I love them with bones still attached.  Chicken fillets are not for me :)   So as not to waste the remnants fillets in the freezer, I cooked them in Green Chillies for the WB.  I am basically a fish eater :)

Love it with a bit more gravy , so mine is slightly different from Cheah....hop over to her blog and get the original recipe .

Green Chilli Chicken - adapted from No Frills Recipe

  • 600 gm free-range chicken, skin removed, cut into bite size
  • 5 green chillies, seeded and cut into small pieces
  • 1 small knob young ginger, cut
  • 12 shallots - cut
  • 1.1/2  tsp tau cheong, preserved bean paste
  • 1 tsp each of :  sugar, salt and oyster sauce
  • 1/2  tsp dark soya sauce
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1.1/2  Tbsp oil
  1. Wash the chicken pieces and season with a teaspoon salt, set aside.
  2. Blend the green chillies, garlic, shallots and ginger.
  3. Heat up the wok with the oil and saute the blended ingredients.
  4. Add in the tau cheong, dark soya sauce, oyster sauce and sugar, simmer for a while.
  5. Mix in the chicken pieces, stir-fry and add in 3/4  cup water.
  6. Cover and cook on medium low heat till chicken is tender, about 20 mins.
  7. Remove cover and let the gravy dry up a little, test for taste.
  8. Dish up on serving plate and serve hot with rice.


  1. I was thinking why is it not green? hahaha..then only I notice it's the small cili. You can take very spicy cili? Bring you some the next round I go Ipoh

  2. Kathy...thanks and let me know that you are coming..a few days in advance la :) No not small chilli but the big green chilli...I chopped them up and tweak it a bit . Add a bit of thick soy sauce to make a bit of gravy for the WB :)

  3. Ya...also wondering why not green? LOL!!

  4. Kathy is so funny! hahaha... I love this dish too. I used to cook them very often. Guess, I will have to make this soon. Hope you're having a great day.

  5. This looks so delicious and flavorful! Thank you for sharing!

  6. Arthur... I guess I drown the green color with the thick soy sauce :p

    Kristy...:) you must try this cooking this dish..I am sure you will love it :) You too have a nice day ! are welcome and yes it is flavorful and delicious and appetizing :)

  7. The spicy chicken looks very appetizing and I would probably need a 2nd helping of rice.

  8. a lazy man dish? are you saying that cheah is a lazy woman? lol! just kidding! BOth of you are two fantastic food bloggers and i have so much to learn from both of you!!

  9. took two helpings...the green chilli is the teaser :)

    Lena...I say lazy man not lazy woman leh unless she thinks otherwise :p Cheah will chase me with her rolling pin the next time we meet up LOL!

  10. I saw this recipe too! An evil chili dish I have to say - fools your eyes and burns your tongue!

  11. Ann...that is where the kicks is ...the hot burning sensation...yummy!

  12. Hey, thanks for the mention, momsie! Your version also looks delicious!

  13. I though of green when I see the title but to my surprise it's brown and look delicious!

  14. I like no frills recipes too!! I'm glad to hear that black pepper is a good substitute.

  15. Angie, lena & Daphne

    Yea...this is indeed appetizing and Lena...shhhh don't ever let Cheah knows :p Yes, the black pepper blends well with the green chillies :)


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