Fried Pepper Chicken

5 from 2 votes

A succulent fried chicken dish that works well as a starter or as side to any meal. The scant ingredients and the simple cooking process might make you a sceptic regarding the taste of this dish.
To put to rest those apprehensions, all I can tell you is that it is a tried, tested and trusted recipe which has never failed me 🙂
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Recipe Taste Salty, Savoury, Spicy
Servings 4


  • 850 gm Chicken 1 medium sized, cut in small to medium sized pieces
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 3 - 4 tbsp Oil
  • 2 tsp Pepper coarsely ground (adjust the amount to suit your taste)
  • 3/4 cup Water
  • Salt to taste


  • Wash the chicken and remove excess fat. Drain the chicken to remove excess water and then pat it dry.
  • Heat the oil and butter in a wok. Reduce the heat to medium and carefully add a few chicken pieces. (do not over crowd)
  • Cover the wok with the lid and fry the chicken turning the pieces once a while to prevent them from burning. (I have suggested covering the wok because the chicken will splatter hot oil while frying)
  • Fry till the chicken turns golden in colour and is completely cooked.
  • Using a slotted spoon, remove the fried chicken on an absorbent sheet or tissue.
  • Fry the entire chicken in batches in similar manner.
  • Once done, remove the oil from the wok. Place the wok again on heat and add water, salt and pepper. Bring the water to a boil and immediately add the chicken pieces to it.
  • Cook the chicken till the water reduces and the chicken is coated well with pepper.
  • Serve hot. Enjoy!


  • Keep just a wee bit of liquid in the chicken so that it remains moist/ juicy.
  • If at any point you feel that the oil is not sufficient, add a few tablespoons to fry the chicken.
  • The chicken can be fried ahead and all you need to do is cook it in water before you intend to serve.
  • Feel free to use only drumsticks or thighs for this recipe.
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Recipe Nutrition

Calories: 489 kcal | Carbohydrates: 1 g | Protein: 19 g | Fat: 46 g | Saturated Fat: 10 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 23 g | Trans Fat: 0.4 g | Cholesterol: 92 mg | Sodium: 119 mg | Potassium: 208 mg | Fiber: 0.3 g | Sugar: 0.01 g | Vitamin A: 323 IU | Vitamin C: 2 mg | Calcium: 19 mg | Iron: 1 mg

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Taruna Deepak
Taruna Deepak

I believe in creating easy, simple yet flavourful and healthy recipes with some occasional indulgence. I call them the no-fuss recipes- making not much dent on time and mostly effortless which actually is my cooking motto. 

I abide by one advice that my Mom gave me while entrusting her culinary experiences to me, it is the love and passion with which one cooks the food that makes all the difference. So cook with passion and serve with love!

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