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devilled chilli chicken stir-fry(Sri Lankan).

Devilled chili chicken stir-fry(Sri Lankan).

Most restaurants serve this spicy chicken stir fry with their set menus.

Why spend money when you can make a platter of devil chicken at home? 

Despite how spicy the dish is, once you’ve tasted a bowl of chicken devil, you’ll be wanting to take the next bite of the Sri Lankan-style chili chicken.

It’s a popular restaurant menu dish that anyone visiting the country to explore or visiting family, seem to remember.

No surprise here as it’s so good.

Once you learn to make the devil chicken dish, I’ll guarantee, you’ll be making it as often as possible.

Currently, this is one of the most requested and cooked spicy chicken stir-fry recipe out of my kitchen.

For your convenience, I’ve also mentioned a few serving ideas below that you can try.

What to serve with Sri Lankan devilled chicken

  • A bowl of easy fried rice makes a great accompaniment for devilled chicken.
  • Make sure to add a few slices of cucumber to cool down all that heat.
  • Serve as an appetizer with a few soft pita chips, if you make the devilled chicken in large chunks they can definitely replace the usual chicken wings.
  • Since these are spicy, make a yogurt dip or a sweet sauce to balance the heat.
  •  Use boneless chicken and you can make a few gyros for dinner with a green salad on the side.
devilled chilli chicken stir-fry

Just don’t…

Don’t go rinsing the pan you made this chilli chicken in, there’s a lot of goodness coating the pan that you can still use.

Drop a cup of cooked rice and mix it with the leftover sauce, have a few slices of bread?

Then wipe the sauce off the pan or simply let the kids use their fingers to lick all that thick sauce.

Sri  Lankan devilled chilli chicken stir-fry,

How I fry the chicken.

The chicken is shallow fried until they turn slightly crispy.

Once they are fried, the chicken pieces are tossed with capsicums and onions.

And then mixed with a spicy sauce. the sauce is where the flavors come in to play, it’s versatile enough to be made spicy or sweet.

A simple enough dish you can create at home with ingredients you can easily find in the kitchen.

Go ahead and make it because there’s more than one reason to fall in love with this chicken stir-fry.

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Utensils/appliances need to make the devil chicken.

  • Chopping board and knife.
  • Bowls to hold ingredients.
  • Medium-sized frying pan.
  • Large wok.

Shallow fry Vs deep-frying

Try to choose what’s best for you.

Deep frying gives you a much crisper chicken.

You can get the pieces to fry on all sides evenly but this way of frying is not the healthiest option for those of you who are thinking about wellness.

Shallow frying is a better option as you are using less oil.

You’ll still get a crispy chicken but you’ll have to constantly keep turning the chicken to get an even fry, still, I rather prefer shallow frying.

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Storing- once the stir-fry is done leave it out to cool and store in a preferably airtight glass container.

The stir-fry ingredients might stain new plastic containers. refrigerate and use within 3 days.

Freezing- can be frozen for up to a week but I would highly recommend not freezing but use within a few days.

Reheating- should you freeze and need to reheat, leave it stir-fry until it reaches room temperature, and warm the stir-fry over low-medium heat.

Stop food waste by knowing your family member’s eating habits if you feel that the number of banana peppers and onions will go to waste, simply reduce it in half.

Any leftovers can be used in wraps, sandwiches, stir-fry rice, or noodles.

RECIPE DIFFICULTY- EASY

How to make devil chicken stir-fry

Please make sure to read the recipe instructions carefully to avoid mistakes.

Ingredients

The ingredients mentioned below use standard measuring cups and spoons.

500g-750g of medium-sized chicken pieces(use chicken breast)

1 teaspoon of turmeric

1 teaspoon of red chilies powder

Salt to season

1/4 cup oil

1 tablespoon of minced ginger

1 tablespoon of minced garlic

2 large onions cut into wedges

3 medium-sized tomatoes cut into wedges

4 capsicums(banana peppers)cut into slices)substitute with bell peppers)

2 tablespoons of oyster sauce

2 tablespoons of soya sauce

4 tablespoons of tomato sauce

1 teaspoon of red chilli flakes(increase if you need more heat)

1 tablespoon of sugar(only if you need it to be slightly sweet for the kids)

Method

Have all the ingredients ready.

ingredients for devilled chicken

Cut the chicken to the required size and place them in a bowl.

Place chicken in a bowl, add turmeric(1 tsp), chilli powder(1 tsp), salt(1/2 teaspoon) and combine. set aside for 15 minutes.

marinated chicken for Sri Lankan devilled chicken

Place a shallow skillet or pan over medium heat, pour in 1/4 cup oil into the pan.

let the oil heat slightly and shallow fry the chicken until they turn golden brown on the edges.

shallow fried chicken fordevilled chicken recipe

This should take 10 minutes over low-medium heat.

Make sure not to burn yourself while frying the chicken. use medium heat for this purpose, tossing the chicken constantly so they fry evenly.

This should take 10-15 minutes.

Transfer the fried chicken to a paper towel.

Place the same pan with the remaining oil over medium heat.

Add the minced garlic and ginger(1 tbsp each)to the oil and sauté for two minutes. 

Add the onions(2 medium), capsicum(4), and tomatoes(2) to the pan.

Sauté until the capsicums turn slightly soft(should still have a crunch) over medium heat. 5-10 minutes.

Stir-frying ingredients for devil chicken.

Pour in the tomato sauce(4tbs), soy sauce(2tbs), oyster sauce(2tbs), and chili flakes(1tsp).

adding the sauces for the chicken chilli fry

Combine and cook over medium heat. 5-7 minutes over low fire.

Once the onion and capsicum turn soft with the sauce mixture, add the chicken to the pan.

cook another 2 minutes over medium heat.

adding the fried chicken to the stir-fry.

Cook until the sauce is thick and completely coats the chicken with a little gravy left in the bottom of the pan.

sri lankan devil chicken .

Here’s where you can make little adjustments to suit your individual tastes.

For adults, I actually increase the heat by adding red chili sauce(do not use sriracha sauce here).

For kids, I have done the devil chicken with extra spoons of sweet chili sauce. 

I have also added 1/4 cup thick coconut milk to make the devil chicken extra thick and to have a little gravy for my rice and curry menu.

Taste and make necessary adjustments as given above, check for salt seasoning of salt, and chill.

If you realize the devil chicken is too spicy for you, add a tablespoon of sugar if the curry is too spicy for your taste as well.

Serve warm with rice or as a party bite.

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Sri Lankan devilled chilli chicken stir-fry.

Sri Lankan devilled chilli chicken stir-fry.

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Sri  Lankan devilled chilli chicken stir-fry.

Most restaurants serve this spicy chicken dish with their set menus.

Why spend money when you can make it at home?

Ingredients

Instructions

Have all the ingredients ready.

Cut the chicken to the required size and place them in a bowl.

Place chicken in a bowl, add turmeric, chilli powder, salt(1/2 teaspoon) and combine. set aside for 15 minutes.

Place a shallow skillet or pan over medium heat, pour in 1/4 cup oil into the pan, let the oil heat slightly, and shallow fry the chicken until they turn golden brown on the edges.

This should take 10 minutes over low-medium heat.

Make sure not to burn yourself while frying the chicken. use medium heat for this purpose, tossing the chicken constantly so they fry evenly. this should take 10-15 minutes.

Transfer the fried chicken to a paper towel, place the same pan with the remaining oil over medium heat, add the minced garlic and ginger to the oil and sauté for two minutes. 

Add the onions, capsicum, and tomatoes to the pan, sauté until the capsicums turn slightly soft(should still have a crunch) over medium heat. 5-10 minutes.

Pour in the tomato sauce(4tbs), soy sauce(2tbs), oyster sauce(2tbs), and chilli flakes(1tsp). combine and cook over medium heat. 5-7 minutes over low fire.

Once the onion and capsicum turn soft with the sauce mixture, add the chicken to the pan. cook another 2 minutes over medium heat.

Cook until the sauce is thick and completely coats the chicken with a little gravy left in the bottom of the pan.

Here’s where you can make little adjustments to suit your individual tastes, for adults I actually increase the heat by adding red chili sauce(do not use sriracha sauce here).

For kids, I have done the devil chicken with extra spoons of sweet chili sauce. 

I have also added 1/4 cup thick coconut milk to make the devil chicken extra thick and to have a little gravy for my rice and curry menu.

Taste and make necessary adjustments as given above, check for salt seasoning of salt, and chill.

If you realize the devil chicken is too spicy for you, add a tablespoon of sugar if the curry is too spicy for your taste as well.

Serve warm with rice or as a party bite.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 182616Total Fat: 8554gSaturated Fat: 2423gTrans Fat: 32gUnsaturated Fat: 5370gCholesterol: 109389mgSodium: 84726mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 2gSugar: 9gProtein: 24619g

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Dysidoo

Saturday 30th of January 2021

I made this recipe for my family yesterday and it was a complete success ~ everybody loved it especially my husband. We like spice so I added a fresh chilli and extra veg, we live in the UK and I couldn’t find banana peppers so used regular red and orange pepper plus mange tout. Will definitely make again and will explore your other recipes. Thank you x

jehan

Tuesday 2nd of February 2021

Hi, Dysidoo, Thank you for your patience. So glad the family loved the recipe. I've also attached more devilled version recipes on the same recipe. search under more recipes on the same post. Anyone who loves spicy food is my kind of people, so welcome to my island smile family. Appreciate you trying the recipe and giving me feedback, please do not hesitate to contact me if you should have any problems with the recipe. Regards, Jehan

Mahesh

Monday 9th of March 2020

Hi Jehan, Thank you for the well explained recipe. I live in Australia and it is difficult to find banana peppers here. What do you think if I substitute it with Bell pepper? Cheers.

Mahesh

jehan

Monday 9th of March 2020

Hi Mahesh, Thank you.yes you can use banana pepper with bell pepper. I'll add it to the recipe later for my other readers as well. Regards Jehan

Anjali Kumarage

Thursday 4th of July 2019

Hi Jehan

Thank you very much for sharing these amazing recipes. I’m living in Japan with my son and husband and I miss my mom a lot when I’m cooking. I found your blog very recently and your recipes reminds me of her , very clearly explained and with every little detail. I tried one of your shrimp dish recently and it was delicious and got some good feedbacks. So thank you very much for sharing these amazing recipes. Much love

jehan

Thursday 4th of July 2019

Hi Anjali, Thank you for this lovely message, it does my heart good that many are finding the recipe content useful in their daily life. I know exactly how you feel when you say, you miss your mom's cooking, I was overseas for 10 years and had the same feeling. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with me if you need any help with the recipes, I write down every detail or process, problem I come across when I cook a recipe, it really feels good to be appreciated. And you are most welcome. J

Nick

Sunday 17th of February 2019

Absolutely fantastic took me back to Mt Lavinia hotel in columbo

jehan

Tuesday 19th of February 2019

Thank you, glad you enjoyed the recipe, I have added the Sri Lankan devilled beef as well, hope you give it a try.

Mex Subramaniam

Thursday 3rd of January 2019

Hi,

The recipe turned out good but what part do I add the tomato wedges? I think you forgot to add that step. Please revise and adjust.

jehan

Thursday 3rd of January 2019

Hello Mex, Thank you for pointing out this mistake will edit recipe to include the details. The tomato wedges have to go with the capsicums and onions.

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