Soy pepper chicken

We all know about pepper chicken with pepper being a dominating flavour in it. This recipe is very similar to it with a little addition of soy sauce and green chillies. I absolutely love the flavour of this tangy pepper chicken.

This is one of the easiest and most loved recipe in my family which never failed me 🙂

I adapted this recipe from my sister in law. Here, I did not saute the chicken till it dried. You can dry it out till all the moisture evaporates and serve it as a starter as well. I wanted to make a side dish today for my ghee rice and so I did not dry the soy pepper chicken.


Chicken -500gms

Pepper powder – 1tbsp(pounded)

Dark soy sauce – 1tbsp

Green chillies – 2 (chopped)

Curry leaf – 1spring

Turmeric powder – 1tsp

Onion – 1 (medium)

Ginger garlic paste – 1tsp

Ghee/clarifiedbutter – 2tbsp

Coriander leaves – finely chopped

Salt to taste


  •  Clean the chicken and marinate it with turmeric powder and salt. Set aside
  • In a pan/kadhai, add ghee and once hot  add onions, curry leaves and green chillies. saute till its translucent.
  • Add ginger garlic paste to this and fry till the raw smell of ginger garlic is gone.
  • Add freshly ground pepper powder to this. Fry for few seconds
  • Add chicken and 1tbsp of soy sauce to this and mix thoroughly
  • Close the lid and cook on low to medium flame stirring in regular intervals.
  • Check for salt and add if necessary
  • Once the chicken is cooked add freshly chopped coriander leaves and mix
  • Serve hot with ghee rice or chapati.


  • You can also use mutton instead of chicken. But you will have to pressure cook mutton till soft. Approximately for 3-4 whistles.
  • Adjust the amount of pepper accordingly(we all have different palates)
  • I suggest you to freshly pound pepper and add. This gives a very good flavour than the packed ones.

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