Chicken in Hot Garlic Sauce ~ Microwave Cooking

Being the hyper blogger I am, I have decided not to keep this blog inactive, even though I will not be much involved with it till early September, as I travel to my home country to relax, just like I already mentioned in my last post! It is after almost four years that I am going on a long break of 5 weeks - all my previous visits including last years was maximum upto 2 weeks - so you can imagine I am pretty excited about the same! :)

In between, I had started sharing a few microwave recipes, which you can refer to here. This is the last meal I cooked in the microwave, after which I have not tried because I found it easier to cook on the gas stove than otherwise. However, with the summers peaking and the kitchen becoming really uncomfortable to stand in, maybe I should be thinking about getting back to it! This is a delicious curry that doesn't at all look or feel like it has been cooked in the microwave. It is delicious and would pair really well with a bowl of fried rice... Off to the way it is made...

Chicken in Hot Garlic Sauce ~ Microwave Cooking
Serves 3
Recipe adapted from here


750 gm chicken, cut into medium sized pieces
2 tbsp oil
6 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1 tsp red chilli paste
2 spring onions, chopped
1 capsicum, cubed
3 tbsp tomato ketchup
1 tbsp red chilli sauce
2 tbsp soya sauce
1 tbsp vinegar
1/2 tsp black pepper powder
1/2 tsp sugar
1 sachet seasoning powder
3 tbsp corn flour dissolved into 1/2 cup water
Salt to taste


In a microwave bowl, combine chicken with 1 cup of water, 1 tbsp oil and little salt and cook covered for 6 minutes.

In another bowl, combined the remaining oil, garlic, red chilli paste and white of the onion and microwave for 3 minutes.

Add the above cooked onions to the chicken. Add in the remaining ingredients and mix well. Cook uncovered in microwave for a total of 12 minutes, stirring the sauce every 4 minutes to ensure proper thickening.

Sprinkle in the green of the spring onion and serve warm! It was awesome with bread.


For the red chilli paste, I mixed 1 tsp red chilli powder with a few drops of water into a paste.

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