Shanghai Chicken

25-30 minutes
Prep: 10 minutes | Cook: 15-25 minutes | Servings: 2-4


250 gms Chicken breast , (thinly slice into two) (चिकन)

2 no Egg (अंडा)

1 tsp Ginger Garlic paste  (अदरक लहसुन का पेस्ट)

Salt to taste  (नमक स्वादानुसार)

1 tsp Degi red chilli powder (देगी लाल मिर्च पाउडर)


For Sauce

1 tbsp Oil  (तेल)

½ inch Cinnamon stick ( दालचीनी)

2 no Star anise ( चक्र फूल)

3-6 Dry kashmiri red chilli (कश्मीरी लाल मिर्च)

1-2 Red-green chilli – chopped (हरी मिर्च)

1 small Carrot – cut into roundles  (गाजर)

1 tsp White sesame seeds ( सफेद तिल)

½ tsp Brown sugar (भूरि शक्कर)

Fried chicken strip

1 tsp Degi red chilli powder (देगी लाल मिर्च पाउडर)

½ tsp Sugar (चीनी)


For Coating

2 cups Cornstarch (कॉर्नस्टार्च)

1 cup Refined flour ( मैदा)

Salt to taste  (नमक स्वादानुसार)

1 tsp White Pepper powder (सफेद मिर्च पाउडर)


Oil for frying (तेल तलने के लिए)


For Garnish

Spring onion – chopped  (प्याज़ पत्ता)



  • In a bowl, add egg, ginger garlic paste, salt to taste, degi red chilli powder and whisk well.


For Coating

  • In a bowl, add cornstarch, refined flour, salt to taste and white pepper powder mix well. Keep it aside for further use.
  • Dip the thinly sliced chicken into the egg mixture and then coat it with the flour.
  • Heat oil in a kadai, once the oil is medium hot deep fry the chicken slices on medium heat until golden in color.
  • Remove it into a absorben paper. Keep it aside.
  • Cut it into strips and keep it aside.


For Sauce

  • Heat oil in a wok, add cinnamon stick, star anise, dry kashmiri red chilli, red-green chilli and saute well.
  • Add carrot, white sesame seeds, brown sugar and fried chicken strips and toss well.
  • Add degi red chilli powder, sugar and mix everything well.
  • Transfer it into a serving dish, garnish it with spring onion and serve hot.