Chicken 65

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Chicken 65 is a popular appetizer served in Indian restaurants . There are many interesting and funny stories on how the dish got it’s name if you look it up on the internet .It certainly feels great making and recreating this restaurant style recipe at home . If you have not tried this recipe before, I would highly recommend it.It is best to use boneless chicken thighs for this dish as it is tender and juicy even after it is deep fried.But you are welcome to use chicken breast as well. For this recipe, the chicken is cut into small bite sizes and marinated for about half an hour .If it is marinated overnight it tastes even better. It is  then deep fried and mixed with sauces  like soy , tomato and chili garlic which gives it a very delicious taste. This best goes with fried rice or just by itself as an appetizer.Vegetarians can substitute chicken with paneer (cottage cheese) or tofu as well .Now over to the recipe.

Chicken 65
Total Time
1 hr
 

Bite sized boneless chicken marinated in spices deep fried and coated with a special sauce

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: chicken65
Ingredients
Marinade For frying chicken
  • 15 oz boneless chicken cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped coriander leaves finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup curry leaves finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • 3 - 4 tbsp corn flour
  • 1 tsp rice powder
  • 1/2 tsp pepper powder
  • 1 drop red food coloring optional
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri red chilly powder as tolerated
  • 1 tbsp tandoori masala optional
For the sauce
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp chili garlic sauce
  • 1 cup green onions chopped
  • 4 pods garlic chopped
  • 1/2 cup coriander and curry leaves chopped
Instructions
  1. Wash the chicken and marinate with the ingredients mentioned in the marinade for frying chicken section for about 30 mins or even better if overnight.

  2. Heat oil in a pan and deep fry the chicken till you get nice red crispy chicken pieces , alternatively you can also shallow fry with a little oil if you like.

  3. Next heat up a little oil and add the bottom portion of chopped green onions .Save the top part for garnish.

  4. Add garlic and sautee for a while

  5. Add soy sauce , chili garlic sauce

  6. Add a little red chilly powder and salt if required 

  7. Add the fried chicken pieces and coat it well with the sauce

  8. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and green onions.

Chicken 65

Chicken 65 a delicious appetizer

Chicken 65

Chicken 65 is a great combination with fried rice !

Fried rice and chicken 65

Fried rice and chicken 65

 

 

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36 Comments

  • Reply
    The Karavali Wok
    May 21, 2018 at 5:24 pm

    Oh Yumm !! Your pics got me drooling Nisha ! Presentation is just Wow 👌

    • Reply
      InspiresNish
      May 21, 2018 at 5:26 pm

      Thank you so much Smitha for the lovely comment!

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    iScriblr
    May 21, 2018 at 5:59 pm

    Wow.. This is awesome! Chicken 65 is one of favorites! ❤

    • Reply
      InspiresNish
      May 21, 2018 at 8:18 pm

      Thank you so much , mine as well!

  • Reply
    Anita
    May 21, 2018 at 6:30 pm

    You really do inspire!!!!

    • Reply
      InspiresNish
      May 21, 2018 at 8:19 pm

      Thank you so much for your kind comment, that makes my day!

  • Reply
    Tasty Eats Ronit Penso
    May 21, 2018 at 11:18 pm

    I can see why this dish is so popular. It looks delicious! 🙂

    • Reply
      InspiresNish
      May 22, 2018 at 1:41 am

      Thank you so much Ronit! It is indeed very delicious .

  • Reply
    SaRitzy
    May 22, 2018 at 12:28 am

    This looks so yummy!

  • Reply
    Lathiya
    May 22, 2018 at 3:01 am

    This is a favorite appetizer when we go to restaurant…this looks absolutely delicious dear

    • Reply
      InspiresNish
      May 22, 2018 at 12:23 pm

      Same here Lathiya , it is usually chicken 65 or chili chicken 🙂 .Thank you so much for stopping by and the comments!

  • Reply
    Lace n Plaid
    May 22, 2018 at 3:04 am

    Mouthwatering….Someone please give me a bite….

    • Reply
      InspiresNish
      May 22, 2018 at 12:25 pm

      LoL It is indeed really tempting and vanished in no time. Thank you for the lovely comment!

      • Reply
        Lace n Plaid
        May 22, 2018 at 3:00 pm

        Thank you for the appetizing post! I should try to make it myself, I guess. 😉

        • Reply
          InspiresNish
          May 22, 2018 at 11:45 pm

          I hope you do and would love to hear how it turns out 🙂

          • Lace n Plaid
            May 23, 2018 at 1:17 pm

            I will…Although my first try is always a disaster. Hahaha…

          • InspiresNish
            May 23, 2018 at 10:28 pm

            No worries on this one, am sure you will not be disappointed 🙂

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    Delicious Life
    May 22, 2018 at 7:41 am

    Mouthwatering I am on my way out to buy chicken and prepare this yummy dish.

    • Reply
      InspiresNish
      May 22, 2018 at 12:27 pm

      Oh! That’s wonderful .I’m pretty sure you will love it .Enjoy 🙂 Thank you for stopping by!

  • Reply
    Vidya Narayan
    May 22, 2018 at 7:57 am

    Now that looks delicious. It is one of the most loved starter esp by non-veg eaters, for veg its replaced with cauliflower right? Great share.

    • Reply
      InspiresNish
      May 22, 2018 at 12:29 pm

      Thank you Vidya! Yes dear one of the most loved starters .I’ve seen the vegetarian versions of this with paneer , tofu and sure cauliflower as well!

  • Reply
    jyo
    May 22, 2018 at 4:20 pm

    Super tempting treats Nisha💯

  • Reply
    jyo
    May 22, 2018 at 4:21 pm

    I justtt love Babycorn and paneer 65❤

    • Reply
      InspiresNish
      May 23, 2018 at 12:53 pm

      Yes I agree vegetarian options using babycorn and paneer also tatses really good! Thanks dear.

  • Reply
    indianeskitchen
    May 22, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    Wow what a nice recipe! I love recipes like this!

  • Reply
    Rini
    May 23, 2018 at 1:36 am

    This looks delicious! What would you say is your favourite explanation for the name of the dish, if you have one? 🙂

    • Reply
      InspiresNish
      May 23, 2018 at 2:51 am

      Thank you so much! They are really many hilarious stories and I think using 65 chillies/ingredients in this dish was the funniest of all 🙂

  • Reply
    Greedyeats -Neha
    May 24, 2018 at 2:39 pm

    Super delicious and appetizing it looks! I am loving baby corn in it.

    • Reply
      InspiresNish
      May 24, 2018 at 9:37 pm

      Thank you so much Neha, appreciate it!

  • Reply
    Greedyeats -Neha
    May 24, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    Super delicious and appetizing it looks! I am loving your special sauce in it.

    • Reply
      InspiresNish
      May 24, 2018 at 9:38 pm

      Yes indeed the sauce enhances the flavors , Thank you!

  • Reply
    jenniferguerrero1
    June 1, 2018 at 11:39 pm

    This looks absolutely wonderful! 😀

    • Reply
      InspiresNish
      June 2, 2018 at 1:31 am

      Thank you so much , appreciate it!

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