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Pallipalayam Chicken

Pallipalayam Chicken

Checkout Pallipalayam Chicken Recipe with step-wise pics – A Spicy and delicious chicken recipe, each bite will make you want for more.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Keyword chicken pallipalayam, Nattu kozhi, Pallipalayam chicken
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 305kcal
Author Shalini


  • 500 grams Chicken
  • 20 Shallots
  • 18 Dry Red Chillies
  • 1/4 cup 1/2 inch coconut pieces
  • 2 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 3 tbsp Oil
  • Salt - As required
  • Curry Leaves - few


Preparation for Chicken Pallipalayam

  • Clean and wash the chicken pieces well. I use Nattu kozhi / Country chicken. You can also use broiler chicken.
  • Deseed 15 – 18 Red chillies by breaking and removing the seeds.
  • Take 15 – 20 Shallots and pound it well.
  • Keep ½ inch coconut pieces ready!

How to make Pallipalayam Chicken

  • In a pan, add 3 tbsp oil. Add De-seeded Red chillies and curry leaves. Take care not to burn the chillies.
  • Add pounded Shallots and fry for 2 mins in medium flame.
  • Now add turmeric powder and ginger-garlic paste. Cook till raw smell leaves.
  • Add cleaned Chicken pieces, salt and mix well till the masala coats the chicken evenly.
  • I have used Nattu kozhi / Country chicken and it takes lot of time to cook. So I’m adding 1 cup of water now. Add water and cook covered in medium flame for 30 – 40 mins.
  • If you are using Broiler chicken, there is no need to add water. Chicken will cook in its own juice. Cook covered in low flame for 30 – 40 mins stirring now and then.
  • When chicken is cooked, add coconut pieces and mix well.
  • Roast for 2 more minutes in medium flame.
  • Switch off the flame and serve hot.


  • This is a spicy dish, so adjust spice level based on your preferences.
  • Adding coconut gives a nice taste to Pallipalayam chicken. When you eat chicken pieces along with coconut, you will taste the spiciness of the chicken as well as mild sweetness from the coconut.