Pichi Potta Kozhi | Shredded Chicken Fry with Video


Pichi Potta Kozhi is an extremely simple and tasty dish from the state of Tamilnadu. The dish is quite popular in hotels and restaurants and they use a big tawa for roasting the dish. We can prepare Pichi Potta Kozhi with both country chicken and poultry chicken. Pichi Potta Kozhi is unique and special with the peppery flavored aroma of the dish. Pepper, onion and curry leaves are used generously that lends to the flavorful dish. You can also use any left over fried chicken for the dish. Adding boiled chicken is ideal for the dish. Shredded Chicken Fry serves as a side dish to any main course or they can also be served as a filling for wraps and relished as snacks. This is a really simple recipe very different from usual South Indian Chicken recipes. Shredded Chicken Fry is quite popular and famous at a street side food shop at Salem. The success of the dish lies in the size of the chicken bits, the well roasted chicken and the freshly powdered pepper.

One vital point you have to remember while preparing Pichi Potta Kozhi, is to shred the boiled chicken into small uniform bits so the chicken bits get coated well in the masalas. As this is a dry dish remember not to add too much of chicken broth. Shredded Chicken Fry has become the star of my home ever since I have introduced the dish to my family. Whenever I prepare the dish, it is never enough for my family. Chicken is rich in protein and other vital nutrients required for body. Get tender chicken for the dish, you will get soft and juicy chicken bits. Do send me feedback after tasting Pichi Potta Kozhi. I will be well motivated to post similar recipes. You can explore the recipe here.


Pichi Potta Kozhi | Shredded Chicken Fry

Pichi Potta Kozhi | Shredded Chicken Fry with Video

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Cuisine Tamil
Servings 2 people


  • 1/4 Kg Chicken
  • 1 No Onion Chopped
  • 2 No green chilli
  • 1/2 Tsp Red chili powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Turmeric
  • 3 Tsp Pepper Freshly powered
  • 1 Tsp Salt As per taste
  • 1 String Curry leaves
  • 2 Tbsp Oil
  • 1/4 Tsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 1 Scoop Left over chicken gravy It's optional but I added


  • Wash chicken and transfer to pan.
  • Now add red chili powder, salt, turmeric powder, ginger garlic paste and mix well.
  • Now add little water and boil the chicken. You can also cook in a pressure cooker.
  • Now allow to cool and shred the chicken into small bits.
  • In a Tawa add oil and temper chopped green chili and curry leaves
  • Now add onions and saute well.
  • Now add little salt to cook fast.
  • Now add shredded Chicken and mix well with onions.
  • Now you can add one spoon of chicken gravy ( it's optional). If you add little gravy it tastes better.
  • Now mix well and leave for roasting preferably in a wide pan so the chicken pieces will roast well. Roast in low flame until it roasts well. Keep on roasting until a flavorful aroma comes out.
  • Now add pepper and again mix well.
  • Now it's ready to serve the delicious dish.


You can explore this dish Chicken 555.  You can also try Chicken Chinthamani.
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