Total Time
8hrs 30mins
Prep 8 hrs
Cook 30 mins

During my latest visit to India, my cousin Elmer's wife, Priscilla , made this delicious dish spicy chicken dish which she served as an appetizer. I asked my cousins why it was called "Chicken '65", and they said, "It's so delicious, you could eat it 365 days a year!" Well, I don't know if this is the real source of the name of this dish or not, but I wouldn't doubt it! It really is delicious! The prep time includes the marinade time. You can put a toothpick in each piece and serve as an appetizer or leave it in a casserole dish and serve as a main dish.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cut, wash, drain the chicken well.
  2. Add all the ingredients except the egg white and marinate for 6-8 hrs.
  3. Just before cooking, beat the egg white until stiff.
  4. Add to the marinated stuff.
  5. Deep fry on slow heat until brown and crispy.
Most Helpful

Haven't tried this yet as I just found it, but thought I would add another name story - I just returned from India & a friend there told us that it's called this because the original version has 65 spices... :)

TnuSami January 02, 2006

I have not tried this yet, just commenting on the name. Apparently multiple stories circulate as to the origin: (1) It was invented at a café on Highway 65, (2) There are 65 grams of chile for every kilogram of chicken, and (3) It was invented in 1965 at the behest of a British traveler. Perhaps it will remain a mystery.

Daydream January 22, 2005