Singapore Inspired Chilli Chicken

Singapore Inspired Chilli Chicken

If you are living in Singapore, inevitably one gets to try the various hawker centers. The trademark style of many of the stalls is various cuisines, all cooked fresh. And, there is a hint of different cultures like - Chinese, Malay, Indian, Indonesian, Thai and Vietnamese in the food and the cooking styles.

Inspired by the cooking style, this is a simple recipe to make chilli chicken. It can be had as a starter/appetizer, finger food for drinks or even mixed to plain soba / rice noodles as a garnish. 

The recipe is a bit of a shortcut, utilizing the ready made sauces and pastes that are available from the supermarkets.

Contributed by Rajan Manickavasagam.

Published 30. September 2023

Chilli Chicken garnished with Coriander



  • Dice the chicken breasts into cubes.
  • Rub in 1 tablespoon of salt to diced chicken pieces.
  • Add in the garlic chilli ginger paste and red chilli sauce to the chicken. Toss the chicken pieces around and marinate them in the fridge for 10 minutes.
  • In a flat griddle pan, heat the vegetable oil on high heat.
  • As the oil begins to sizzle, add the marinated chicken to the flat pan. Sear all sides of the chicken until they are dark brown.
  • Reduce the heat to low / medium and sauté the chicken until done.
Finally, transfer the chicken pieces to a serving dish. Add the freshly chopped coriander and serve.

Happy eating.

Further details

Serves 4-6 people.
Preparation time is approximately 15 min.
Cooking time is approximately 15 min.
A vegetarian version can be made with Tofu or Indian cottage cheese or medley of vegetables like cauliflower, beans and carrots.


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