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Shredded Pepper Chicken
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Shredded Pepper Chicken

Shredded Pepper Chicken is a yummy chicken appetizer made with shredded country chicken , Whole crushed pepper and Shallots.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 3
Calories: 360kcal
Author: sharmila kingsly


To Pressure Cook

  • ½ kg Chicken preferably country chicken
  • 1.5 cups Water
  • 1 tbsp Ginger garlic paste
  • ½ tsp Turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp Salt

Other Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp Oil I used coconut oil
  • 3 springs Curry Leaves
  • 15 Shallots or Small Onions
  • ½ tsp Pepper Powder or Coarsely ground whole pepper
  • ½ tsp Garam Masala
  • ½ tsp Roasted Cumin Powder
  • ½ Lemon


To Pressure Cook the chicken:

  • In a Pressure cooker add in the chicken, Salt, Turmeric powder, Ginger garlic paste and water and Pressure cook for one whistle if using normal chicken. If using country chicken pressure cook for 4 to 6 whistles.
  • Wait till the pressure gets released all by itself and the open the cooker. Chicken will be cooked by now.
  • Open the pressure cooker and shred the cooked chicken separately leaving aside bones .

To make Shredded Pepper Chicken.

  • Now in another pan/Kadai add in oil and wait till it heats up. I used coconut oil , use any cooking oil as you prefer.
  • Add in curry leaves sauté for a min and then add in the chopped small onions .Cook till the onions turns translucent.
  • Add in Garam Masala, Crushed pepper powder, Cumin Powder and Salt and Mix everything well.
  • Next add in the Shredded Chicken and mix well. Roast for about 5 mins till everything gets blended and a nice aroma comes .
  • Check for Salt .Squeeze the lemon juice over the chicken and switch off the flame .


  • The Original recipe calls for Desi Chicken/Naatu kozhi .
  • If Desi chicken/ Country chicken/ Naatu Kozhi is used pressure the chicken for about 4 to 6 whistles.
  • Use freshly ground pepper powder for the best taste.
  • More curry leaves can be used ,if you prefer.
  • I have a recipe coming up to use the bones from this cooked chicken,so it wont be waste.


Calories: 360kcal | Carbohydrates: 6.8g | Protein: 49.2g | Fat: 14.3g | Saturated Fat: 9.3g | Cholesterol: 128mg | Sodium: 752mg | Potassium: 439mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 0.1g | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 2mg
Keyword Pepper Chicken, Shredded Pepper Chicken
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