Saucy fried chicken rice

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Ingredients:-

For the saucy chicken fry :-

  1. Chicken – 200  grams ( Boneless, skinless breast pieces), cut into small cubes
  2. Salt – 1/2 tsp / to taste
  3. Kashmiri chilly powder – 1/2 tsp.
  4. Paprika powder- 1/2 tsp.
  5. Tandoori masala powder – 1 tbsp. ( I used Natco Brand)
  6. Plain flour – 1 tbsp.
  7. Garlic paste – 1/2 heaping tsp.
  8. Sambal Oelek – 1 tbsp.
  9. Lemon juice – 1 tbsp.
  10. Oil – 2 tbsps. to shallow fry the chicken cubes

For the rice:-

  1. Basmathi rice – 1 cup (soaked in water for 30 minutes and drained)
  2. Oil – 1 tbsp.
  3. Salt – 1 tsp.
  4. Boiling water – 2 cups
  5. Oil – 1 tbsp.
  6. Garlic – 1/2 tbsp.; chopped
  7. Ginger – 1/2 tbsp; chopped
  8. Green capsicum – 1 /2 a medium; chopped
  9. Carrot – half a medium; chopped
  10. Sweet corn – 1/4 cup
  11. Soy sauce – 1/2 tbsp.
  12. pepper powder – 1/2 tsp.
  13. Vinegar -1 tsp.
  14. Sweet chilli sauce – 1 tbsp.
  15. Cilantro – 1/4 cup; chopped

Method:-

First prepare the chicken:- Marinate the chicken cubes with all the ingredients from 2 to 9 written under “for the saucy chicken fry” for at least 30 minutes. Heat oil in a frying pan & fry the chicken till browned on both the sides. Remove the fried chicken cubes from the pan & keep aside.

Then prepare the rice:-  Heat oil and add the rice. Fry the rice for 3-4 minutes on medium high heat. Add boiling water and salt & cover cook on medium low heat for 10 minutes.

The final step:- To the same pan used for frying the chicken, add 1 more tbsp. of oil & add the chopped ginger and garlic. Cook till they start to change colour. Add the chopped carrot, capsicum and sweet corn and fry for 2 minutes on medium high heat. Stir in the chicken ad mix. Add the cooked rice, vinegar, soy sauce, sweet chilli sauce, pepper powder and cilantro. Toss well to combine.

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