Chilli Garlic Chicken – Chinese Food Special

Indulge your taste buds in a tantalizing journey with Chilli Garlic Chicken—a culinary symphony of bold flavors and aromatic spices. This mouthwatering dish boasts succulent pieces of chicken, expertly marinated in a fiery blend of red chilies and aromatic garlic, creating a perfect harmony of heat and savory goodness. Whether you’re a spice enthusiast or seeking a flavorful adventure, Chilli Garlic Chicken promises to elevate your dining experience to new heights, leaving you craving the exquisite combination of heat and zest in every bite.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 lb (450g) boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce (gluten-free alternative if needed)
  • 2 tablespoons sriracha sauce (adjust according to your spice preference)
  • 2 tablespoons honey (or a sugar-free alternative if desired)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 green onions, sliced (white and green parts separated)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional garnish: sliced green onions and sesame seeds

Calories per ingredient:

  • Boneless, skinless chicken thighs (1 lb): 660 calories
  • Soy sauce (2 tablespoons): 20 calories
  • Sriracha sauce (2 tablespoons): 20 calories
  • Honey (2 tablespoons): 128 calories
  • Garlic (4 cloves): 17 calories
  • Grated ginger (1 teaspoon): 2 calories
  • Vegetable oil (1 tablespoon): 120 calories
  • Red bell pepper: 37 calories
  • Green bell pepper: 33 calories
  • Onion: 44 calories
  • Green onions (2 stalks): 10 calories
  • Salt and pepper: negligible calories

Cooking time: 25 minutes
Serving size: 4 servings


  1. In a bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, sriracha sauce, honey, minced garlic, and grated ginger. Set aside.
  2. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat.
  3. Add the sliced chicken thighs to the skillet and cook until browned and cooked through. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.
  4. In the same skillet, add the sliced bell peppers, onion, and white parts of the green onions. Stir-fry for about 3-4 minutes until the vegetables are slightly tender.
  5. Return the cooked chicken to the skillet and pour the sauce over the ingredients. Stir well to coat everything evenly.
  6. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes until the sauce thickens and coats the chicken and vegetables.
  7. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Remove from heat and garnish with the remaining sliced green onions (green parts) and sesame seeds if desired.
  9. Serve hot and enjoy the fiery kick of the Chilli Garlic Chicken!

Beginner Tips:

  • Adjust the amount of sriracha sauce according to your spice tolerance. You can start with a smaller amount and add more if desired.
  • For an extra burst of flavor, you can add a squeeze of fresh lime juice over the cooked chicken before serving.
  • If you prefer a thicker sauce, you can dissolve an extra teaspoon of cornstarch in a tablespoon of water and add it to the skillet during the last minute of cooking.

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