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Onion Chicken with Soy Sauce

onion chicken with soy sauce

It looks like ages ago when I was working for a IT company in Bangalore!. Anyone who has ever worked in IT industry knows how busy and stressful life can get. During those days, my friends and I loved to take long lunch break together. I looked forward to this time as most of my friends were great cooks. We loved talking about food, exchanged recipes. This is one such recipe I got from my friend Sandhya. She even wrote it down on a piece of paper for me. I have prepared this so many times since then.

Fried onions give a sweetish taste to this chicken. The dish gets done so fast, only time consuming part being marinating the chicken. I usually cut and fry onions when chicken is marinating. I use tender breast pieces, so that only 10-15 mins marination is enough. I love that this dish does not have too many ingredients and tastes amazing.

1 lb (0.45 kg approx) chicken cut into strips
2 cups chopped onion
A pinch turmeric
5 green chillies
7-8 strands (along with thick stems) coriander leaves
2 tea spn chopped ginger
2 tea spn chopped garlic
1 tbl spn soy sauce

Make a paste on green chillies, garlic, ginger, coriander leaves. Apply to chicken and leave aside. If you are using tender chicken breasts, 10-15mins marination in enough. Otherwise leave it aside for atleast 30mins.
Heat ghee or oil and fry onions till they are brownish. To help the onions cook down faster, add a little salt. Add the chicken, turmeric, salt and let it cook.
When chicken is half done, add soy sauce, mix well. Let the chicken cook completely. Serve hot as a side dish with chapatis or as a starter. Goes well with curd rice too.

Serves : 3-4
Preparation time : 15mins (plus marination time)


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{ 15 comments… add one }

  • Amina October 4, 2012, 8:17 pm

    wow… onion chicken looks fabulous… must have tasted flavourful and delicious…

  • Swati Raman Garg October 4, 2012, 11:52 pm

    i keep looking for new chicken recipes.. and have taken a note on this.. we do a similar version with wine, will post it someday!

  • Reva October 5, 2012, 4:22 am

    Chicken dish looks yum.. very unique flavour combination.. Bookmarked..

  • BongMom October 5, 2012, 12:57 pm

    I like dry chicken dishes. We make a green chili chicken (kaancha lonka murgi) with same ingreds but lots of green chili. Soy Sauce is not added there though, I think that will bring in a Oriental touch

  • Ambreesh Kapoor October 5, 2012, 1:23 pm

    Shilpa,this dish looks tempting,spicy & delicious! I love all types of chicken dishes; Indian,Chinese, etc.Frankly,this dish is something new & easy to cook,will definitely give it a try.Please post more of such ‘spicy’ chicken dishes! :))

  • Manidipa Bhaumik October 6, 2012, 2:15 am

    Superb one….I will try it today itself….just loved in.

    I blog @ GetaheadINDIA.in

  • Cynthia (Kuwait) October 7, 2012, 12:49 am

    Morning Shilpa,

    After such a long time mouth watering non-veg dish in your blog.

    Thanks love and keep up the good work.

    Have a fab. day ahead.



  • Shilpi October 7, 2012, 4:32 am

    Just awesome. Your description and pictures are so good that even who can’t cook can make it. Keep up the good job!

  • Rosie October 9, 2012, 8:03 am

    Im just in the middle of preparing this right now….the meat is in the fridge marinating…will have to pop out in a bit to buy some onions and then im ready…will message back and let you know how it turned out :)

  • Rosie October 9, 2012, 11:17 am

    Just tried this but forgot the soy sauce lol…still came out well though! =p

  • heeba October 11, 2012, 6:09 am

    hello… i tried almost all chicken recipies.. all came out good… thanks a lot…

  • Vimal Raj October 22, 2012, 10:02 am

    Do we need to cook the chicken seperately?

    • Shilpa October 22, 2012, 10:36 am

      No, you add the marinated chicken to fried onions and let it cook

  • Luiza June 23, 2014, 1:21 am

    Hello Shilpa,

    Am gona try your recipe this week end. Just want to know the quantity of chikcen mentioned in your recipe. 1 lb (0.45 kg approx). Is 1 1b half kg. Here in India we measure it in kgs. Please let me know.

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