Chicken 65, usually served as an appetizer, is a popular Indo-Chinese dish and an indispensable part of India’s street food scenario.
It’s a simple fried chicken recipe with plenty of spices and Chinese sauces. Chicken thigh or breast fillet cut into bite sized pieces are marinated in Indian spices and then cooked to perfection. These chicken bites are then smothered in a spicy, saucy mixture to create that vibrant color. The end result is lip-smacking spicy bites of tender chicken pieces that you won’t be able to resist.
Traditionally, chicken 65 is deep fried, but you can make a much healthier version with the magic of baking. To make this baked chicken 65, I haven’t made any changes to the traditional recipe. I relied on the very basic recipe, but baked them so you can enjoy these guilt-free.
There are certain things you need to keep in mind when making this recipe:
. Chicken 65 is usually made with boneless chicken. So thigh or breast fillets will be the best options.
. This appetizer is well-known for its high level of heat. So feel free to add as much chili powder as you can handle to get that authentic taste. You can even add a little chili paste to the sauce used to coat the baked chicken. It all depends on your taste.
.Although baking is an excellent option to cook the chicken bites, you can deep fry the pieces if you like.
.Be sure to add the egg, cornflour and oil just before you bake the chicken.
. As you can see, I’ve made a dip to go with the chicken 65. This is totally optional. These appetizers are usually served on its own.
. If you love kitchen experiments, try the same recipe to make prawns 65.
This baked chicken 65 recipe is sure to impress your family or guests and is a great way to add more variety to your meal.
More Chicken recipes:
- Tawa Chicken
- Butter Chicken
- Chettinad Pepper Chicken Roast
- Kashmiri Chicken
- Capsicum Chicken
- Chicken Ghee Roast
- Chicken Curry -Restaurant Style
- Chicken Korma
- Chicken Vindaloo
- Chicken Tikka Masala
- Chicken Jalfrezi
- Chicken Karahi or Kadai Chicken
- Ginger Chicken
- Kozhi Nirachathu or Malabar Roast Chicken
- Thattukada Chicken Fry
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Wow, look at your pic.. I can just tell about the dish from it.. Awesome
Flavorful and mouth watering!
Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen says
Loving the colors and flavors in this chicken 65! Fantastic video!
Wow these look perfect to me 🙂
Yummy!!! Only differences I made were that I used chicken drumsticks and baked them at 450°F until crispy. I also fried some cumin seeds prior to frying the ginger (I fried the ginger with equal amount of garlic) for the sauce. I also didn’t use mustard seeds or garam masala but I did use black peppercorn powder and cayenne pepper powder. I served this with Kathi Daal and brown rice 😋
Thank you so much for the inspiration,