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Pepper Chicken Recipe

Written By Angela Steffi on Friday, October 14, 2016 | 9:28:00 AM

Pepper Chicken is an easy and a Spicy Recipe which can be made in less 20 minutes.We only require a few basic ingredients for making this Pepper Chicken.In this recipe we are not going to add any chili powder, all the heat is given by the pepper we add.Always use freshly ground spices for making this Chettinad Pepper Chicken because freshly ground pepper enhances the flavor and aroma of the recipe.
My Grandma always prepare this spicy pepper chicken when I catch cold and she says that pepper has good medicinal value to cure cold, I don't want to analyse any further whether it is true or false because I love enjoy eating her Pepper Chicken.

Serving Size          :  3 people

Cooking Time       : 20 mins

Difficulty: Spice Level:


1/2 kg Chicken (with or without bones)

To Crush
2 TbspPepper Corns
1 tsp Fennel Seeds
1 tsp  Cumin Seeds

For Pepper Chicken Recipe
1 inchCinnamon stick
3 Cloves
Dry Red Chilies
1  Tbsp Ginger (Chopped)
1 Tbsp  Garlic (Chopped)
2Onions (250g) 
3 Green chilies
1/4 tsp  Turmeric powder
3 TbspOil

Salt to taste
Curry Leaves for Garnishing

Cooking Method

Step 1) Crush the pepper corns, Fennel seeds and cumin seeds in a mortar and pestle (you can also use blender to seep up the process) Freshly ground pepper has lot of flavor in it so for making this pepper chicken always grind them freshly.2 tbsp of pepper will be a little spicy so adjust according to your spice level.


Step 2) Heat oil and once the oil is nice and hot add cinnamon stick, cloves and dry red chilies and also add chopped ginger and chopped garlic.Give it a stir and then add the chopped onions.Add some salt to speed up the cooking process and we need to saute the onions until they are nice and brown.Only then we will get that awesome color.


Now you can see the onions are nice and brown at this point add turmeric powder, Green chilies and the freshly ground pepper mixture.Mix that in and after mixing add the chicken pieces.And mix it well with the onions.We need to roast them in medium flame for 10-15 minutes depending on the size of the chicken pieces.


Now look at the nice color on our chicken pieces.And as you an see the oil has also oozed out.Finally lets garnish this with some curry leaves. See how simple this recipe is,it just requires very few 


Our Delicious Pepper Chicken Chettinad is ready to be enjoyed with Rice,Rasam and with any main of your choice.This recipe is very very easy to make and it tastes absolutely Delicious.If you want it to be a curry then add water after sauteing the onions and after the mixture comes to a boil add the chicken pieces and cook until the chicken is fully more thing if you are using boneless pieces cook the chicken for less time,otherwise the chicken will become very hard.Spread the Joy of Cooking :)


About Angela Steffi

I am an avid food blogger with a great passion for food. I am always eager to try new recipes and modify recipes and experiment with them. I have two cooking channels on Youtube CLASSIC MASALA HUT (for english recipes) and MADRAS SAMAYAL (for Tamil recipes).


  1. This recipe is quite easy to make and it is absolutely delicious. Love it. Just need to get a mortar to make grinding easier.

    1. Thank you so much for your comments Mak, I am glad that you liked the recipe. Freshly ground masala always tastes better, Mortar and pestle works great for grinding spices. Happy Cooking !!!

  2. Hi Steffi I am a great fan of yours. A regular viewer of your channel madras samayal and classic masala hut. The pepper chicken looks great. Can't wait to taste it. Will try it today. Love your recipes. Thank you. Keep it up.

    1. You are most welcome, Thank you so much for sharing you comments. Happy Cooking
      (did you try ?)

    2. Yes I did try. It was yummy. We loved it. Going forward this is how I would be cooking pepper chicken without any variations.

    3. Yes I did try. It was yummy. We loved it. Going forward this is how I would be cooking pepper chicken without any variations.

    4. Wow so nice, I am glad that you liked :) Thank you so much fr sharing

  3. I got the perfect blend for a pepper chicken. Thank you for the recipie..

  4. This recipe is awesome. Thank you!

  5. Loved it. My family members also liked it very very much. I will try your other recipes too.👌👌👌

  6. Hi Angela steffi
    I love your cooking everyday I cook any kind of dish and watch your videos I not India, Tamil but person , but I my husband is India, Tamil that's why if I confuse how to cook Indian dish ..I wash your videos and so perfect and yummy 👌😋

    Thank you so much ! GOD BLESS U 🤗😍

  7. It's an easy and tasty recipe. One of our family favourite dish. I do this for my friends too.

  8. Hi Steffy, Have been following all your recipe and became a big fan of yours. I just made this one and turned out awesome. I even compared the final picture of yours with what I made and felt super proud :) Ella pugazhum ungalukke! :D