Chicken 65
Chicken 65
5 from 3 votes
Ignite your taste buds with Chicken 65, a fiery, flavour-packed dish with a deep history. Perfect for those who love a culinary challenge, this recipe offers a spice journey that's truly unparalleled.
Chicken 65

Welcome to my kitchen where I bring you the aromatic flavors of Indian cuisine with my delicious Chicken 65 recipe. Originating from South India, Chicken 65 is a popular spicy and tangy dish known for its vibrant flavors and crispy texture.

Despite its mysterious name, there are several theories about its origin, with one legend suggesting it was the 65th item on a menu in a famous restaurant in Chennai.

Now, let’s dive into the heart of this recipe. Although it may seem daunting at first, fear not, for I’ll guide you through each step with ease.

With its simple yet flavorful marinade and quick stir-fry technique, this recipe is perfect for beginners looking to explore the vibrant world of Indian cuisine.

Expert Tip: Marinate the chicken for at least an hour to allow the flavors to penetrate the meat fully.


Chicken: Tender and juicy, chicken serves as the main ingredient of this dish, absorbing all the flavorful spices and marinade.

Salt: Enhances the taste of the chicken and helps tenderize it during the marination process.

Chilli Powder: Adds a fiery kick and vibrant color to the chicken marinade, tantalizing your taste buds.

Garam Masala: Infuses the chicken with a rich blend of aromatic spices, creating depth of flavor.

Garlic Paste: Provides a pungent and savory flavor, complementing the spices in the marinade.

Ginger Paste: Adds a subtle heat and aromatic essence to the marinade, balancing the flavors.

Black Pepper: Contributes a bold and peppery taste, enhancing the overall flavor profile of the dish.

Lemon Juice: Offers a tangy brightness, tenderizing the chicken and adding a refreshing zest.

Egg: Binds the marinade ingredients together, resulting in a crispy and golden exterior when fried.

Corn Flour: Helps create a crunchy coating on the chicken, ensuring a satisfying texture.

Rice Flour: Adds an extra crispiness to the chicken, making it irresistible.

Olive Oil: Provides a healthy cooking fat and imparts a subtle fruity flavor to the dish.

Cumin Seeds (Jeera): Releases a warm and earthy aroma, enhancing the overall fragrance of the dish.

Garlic: Adds a savory depth of flavor and aroma to the stir-fry, complementing the spices.

Green Chillies: Contributes heat and a fresh, spicy flavor to the dish, balancing the sweetness of the sauce.

Crushed Chillies: Intensifies the spiciness of the dish, adding layers of heat and flavor.

Tomato Ketchup: Offers a hint of sweetness and tanginess, binding the flavors together in the stir-fry.

Expert Tip: Fry the chicken in batches to ensure even cooking and crispy texture.

Serving Suggestions

  • Pair Chicken 65 with fragrant basmati rice for a satisfying meal.
  • Serve it as a starter or appetizer at your next gathering, accompanied by a variety of chutneys for dipping.
  • Garnish with fresh cilantro leaves and lemon wedges for a burst of freshness.
  • Enjoy it alongside crispy papadums or naan bread for a complete Indian dining experience.

Expert Tip: Adjust the spiciness of the dish by controlling the amount of chili powder and green chilies used in the marinade and stir-fry.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use boneless chicken for this recipe?

Yes, boneless chicken works well for Chicken 65. Simply cut it into bite-sized pieces for marination and frying.

How spicy is Chicken 65?

The level of spiciness can be adjusted according to your preference. Feel free to reduce the amount of chili powder and green chilies for a milder version.

Can I make Chicken 65 ahead of time?

While it’s best enjoyed fresh, you can prepare the marinade ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator. Fry the chicken and stir-fry just before serving to maintain its crispy texture.

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Chicken 65

Chicken 65

by Nabeela Kauser
Ignite your taste buds with Chicken 65, a fiery, flavour-packed dish with a deep history. Perfect for those who love a culinary challenge, this recipe offers a spice journey that's truly unparalleled.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Marination Time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Appetiser
Cuisine Indian, Indo-Chinese
Servings 4
Calories 236 kcal



  • 500 g Chicken
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tsp Garlic Paste
  • 1 tsp Ginger Paste
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 Eggs
  • 3 tbsp Corn Flour
  • 1 tbsp Rice Flour

Stir Fry

  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds Jeera
  • 2 Garlic
  • 3 Green Chillies
  • 2 tsp Crushed Chillies
  • 1 tbsp Tomato Ketchup


  • In a bowl add the salt, chilli powder, garlic paste, ginger paste, black pepper, lemon juice, egg, corn flour and rice flour to the flour then mix until all the ingredients are evenly incorporated
  • Set aside and leave to marinade for an hour – the longer the better
  • Once the chicken has marinated for at least one hour deep fry the marinated pieces for 4-6 minutes on medium heat until golden brown
  • In another pan heat up some olive oil on medium heat
  • Add the cumin seeds and sauté on high heat for 1-2 minutes until the aroma of cumin seeds can be smelt
  • Cut the green chillies in half and lengthwise before adding to the pan along with the finely diced garlic cloves and crushed chillies then cook for a few minutes on medium heat – if you would like to reduce the heat you can remove the seeds of the green chillies Cook for a few minutes
  • Add the tomato ketchup and stir until the sauce is evenly incorporated
  • Add the fried chicken pieces then mix and ensure that the sauce coats all the chicken pieces
  • Serve as a starter alongside some refreshing chutney and enjoy!



Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.


Calories: 236kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 13gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 86mgSodium: 821mgPotassium: 210mgFibre: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 765IUVitamin C: 8mgVitamin D: 0.3µgCalcium: 33mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Chicken, Chicken 65, Cooking, Food, Recipe, Spicy, Starters
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