One-Pan Sri Lankan Deviled Chicken Recipe Is a 20-Minute Wonder by 30Seconds Food

One-Pan Sri Lankan Deviled Chicken Recipe Is a 20-Minute Wonder

Love deviled chicken? Did you know that America isn't the only place that has a deviled chicken recipe? This easy Sri Lankan devilled chicken recipe (yes, there's two Ls) is full of spices, juicy chicken and fresh vegetables. This stir-fried chicken cooks in one pan and is on the table in about 20 minutes.

This quick chicken dinner is seasoned with garlic, ginger, peppers, curry powder, turmeric, fresh lime juice, tomato sauce, oyster sauce and soy sauce. The Asian-inspired ingredients create a meal that's full of flavor and explodes on the tongue. Nothing shy about this chicken recipe. 

Serve this easy Sri Lankan chicken with rice or noodles. Give this easy chicken stir-fry recipe a try and be sure to read world traveler Sherri Doyle's adventures in Sri Lanka.

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Cuisine: Sri Lankan
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 tablespoon butter 
  • 1 pound boneless chicken breast or boneless chicken thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup broccolini, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1 sweet or hot chile pepper, chopped (banana pepper, Thai green chile, jalapeno, serrano, etc.)
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon oyster sauce
  • 1 teaspoon low-sodium soy sauce

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Recipe Notes

  • You could substitute regular broccoli florets for the broccolini.
  • For some spice, add some crushed red pepper flakes.

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Melt the butter in a large skillet. Add the chicken, broccolini and onion. Cook until vegetables are soft and chicken is almost cooked through. Add the garlic and ginger and cook 30 seconds.
  2. Add the tomato, chile pepper, curry powder, turmeric and lime juice. Cook about 2 minutes.
  3. Pour in the tomato sauce, oyster sauce and soy sauce. Cook about 2 minutes more.  

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 274

Total Fat: 11.6g

Saturated Fat: 4.2g

Cholesterol: 109mg

Sodium: 246mg

Total Carbohydrate: 7.5g

Dietary Fiber: 1.7g

Total Sugars: 2.4g

Protein: 34.1g

Vitamin D: 2mcg

Calcium: 44mg

Iron: 2mg

Potassium: 459mg

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Donna John
Wow! I've never heard of this dish. Looks delicious! Going to try it soon. Looks like it would be good over rice or even rice noodles.
Sounds delicious! 😍
Elisa Schmitz
Mmm! So easy and delicious. Definitely making this! #yum
Bill Kennedy
Wowzers! That was delicious. I cook a lot of Chinese and Indian dishes, and this was an excellent hybrid of the two. I'm adding it to my regular weekly lineup.
Donna John
Bill Kennedy We are so happy you enjoyed it!
Julia Marple
This was delicious! I was expecting it to be more SE Asian, and I was surprised! Guess I shoulda checked on the map. A delightful mix of Chinese & Indian.
Elisa Schmitz
Right? So glad you enjoyed this delicious recipe, Julia Marple ! Thanks for letting us know.

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