Chinese Chicken Fry

Finally I did it. No no.. am not referring to the recipe, the recipe is an easy one and you cant go wrong with it. I was referring to the picture. I couldn't get a good picture of this Chinese Chicken Fry recipe. It doesn't mean that all the pictures in my blog are excellent. I am talking about an average looking picture here. Somehow or the other it didn't work out. The problem ranges from the lighting to the chicken getting burnt and finally when the light and chicken is ready my camera is not charged up. I even thought whether am jinxed :-), because when it happens with the same dish for more than 3,4 times you need an answer for why its happening right :-) ?

Anyways, this time also the light didn't favor me, but am not going to try anymore, I think this will be the best that I can do with this dish. This recipe was sent to me by my friend Divya, who is a fabulous cook herself and who has encouraged me a lot in blogging by giving very helpful suggestions and feedback and also by sending beautiful recipes like Carrot Cake and Fish Fingers.

I still remember our hostel days at Banglore, where we used to try our hand at cooking under Divya's leadership. Our cooking adventures included biscuit pudding, kachimoru, and Chicken Biriyani (yes, we always aimed high in cooking)

This chicken is almost like an instant dish and it tastes awesome!

The recipe follows:

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Chinese Chicken Fry

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Course: Appetiser, Finger Food, Starter
Cuisine: Indo Chinese
Servings: 2 -3
Author: Maria Jose Martin


  • 250 gms Boneless chicken (cut in small pieces)
  • 1/2 – 1 tbsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 3/4 tbsp Soya sauce
  • 3/4 tbsp Tomato sauce
  • 2 tsp Chili powder –
  • 1 tsp Garam masala
  • Salt
  • 1/2 tbsp Plain flour
  • Oil (I used Sunflower oil)


  • Marinate chicken pieces with ingredients listed from ginger garlic paste – salt. Keep it in fridge for 15 minutes. Heat a little oil in a pan and cook chicken. Cover and cook it and don't use water. Once the chicken is done, keep it aside to cool a little. Sprinkle the flour on cooked chicken pieces and deep fry it. Serve with chili garlic sauce.


Since the salt content is there in soya sauce and store bought ginger garlic paste, please be careful while adding salt.
Tried this recipe? Let others know by…mentioning @mariasmenu or tagging #mariasmenu

Other recipes of Divya:

Fish Fingers
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Carrot cake
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28 thoughts on “Chinese Chicken Fry”

  1. Hi Maria..have been checking your blog and finally today being saturday..have picked out themenu for the day..friedrice chilli chicken and chinese chicken what a combo…isnit? shall send you my comments after tonites dinner…cheers

  2. Hi Maria,
     I have just started trying out your recipes one by one & I must say the methods are easy to follow & really enjoying making the dishes.Thank  you very much!!!!

    • Hi Chitra,

      Thanks a ton for trying the recipes from here. Great to know that you find it easy to follow. Keep trying the recipes and happy cooking :)


  3. hey maria 
    your recipes are wonderful…. whenever i need to cook something i run to ur site for rescue … ummma

  4. Maria, The marinate is great and tasted very good! I tried with tawa fry and it came out very well. Even my wife liked it a lot. Thanks for the great recipe. .. – Suraj

  5. Hi Maria,

    Thank u so much for such a wonderful appetizer recipe….. To make it slightly healthier, I heated some oil in a pan and cooked the chicken covered, on low flame. It was simply amazing and we served it as a side dish…The chicken here in the Middle east cooks pretty fast…so no need to worry about the chicken burning….:)….I tossed in a few coriander leaves and it tasted delicious…My husband actually licked the plate clean!!!…..:)……..Thank u so much for coming to the rescue of us newly-weds!!!!

  6. Hi Maria,

    i hv got somewhat similar recipe frm my aunt… she used cornflour instead of maida. n der’s no cookin part in it. wats da purpouse of cookin b4 deep frying. deep fryin is enough na? Maria, ur blog is superb. :) Don’t rate ur pics as average….. dey r simply superb…… Keep goin………All da best :)

    • Hi Namitha,

      I guess the cooking part is done so that the frying time is less…as you said you can do with direct frying also, if you wish.

      Good to know that you like the pics here :) Thank you…


  7. Thanks for your wishes. I tried chinese chicken fry yesterday. Like you said not only it can not go wrong, but it came very well. I guess i am getting more n more interested in cooking, All because of your website

    • Hey ann,

      thanks a lot dear :) am glad to know that you are getting more interested in cooking.

      Btw, It was fun to read your post about cooking rice :0


  8. Hey Maria..this dish looks so tempting..can u pls tell me wat is all purpose flour?do i get in supermarkets?

  9. hi Maria,

    tried this chkn fry yesterday w/ghee rice. as i had cut the chkn into bite size pcs, did not cook them before frying. added the flour to the marinade and deep fried in oil. needless to say, it was yummmmmmm
    thanks for the recipe


  10. Great picture. Those chicken bites look like little hearts :-) Lovely, Maria

    I hope you are participating this month´s T&T. We re cooking from Monsoon Spice. I have extended the deadline for another 10 days, so please, when you get a chance, I am sure you ll love Sia´s recipes.

  11. Thought of letting you know that my hubby was asking for this fry again today..he didnt remember he finished it the day before.. :)

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