This is a post done on request - for someone who is attempting cooking non-veg for the first time...
Personally, I always like a chicken fry with the bone. But for a novice cook, a boneless one maybe easier - in terms of preparation.
N, this is just a very basic style and as you get better at cooking you can try and experiment with as many ingredients as you want.
Boneless chicken - 250 gms (breast or thigh pieces)
Red Chilly powder - 1/2 tsp (add more if you want )
Turmeric powder - a good pinch
Ginger garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
Lemon juice - 1/4 tsp
Salt - to taste
Few drops of olive oil or vegetable oil.
Mix all the ingredients together. Marinate for half an hour.
After that you can deep fry, pan fry or even stir fry the same, if they are cut in strips.
I prefer to shallow fry the chicken. Heat a flat pan well, add about 1/2 tbsp oil. Wait till the oil is hot. Then add the pieces one by one with a bit of space for turning them. When the bottom changes color, turn it to the other side. now, I just lower the flame to a medium , and let it cook through for about 8 - 12 minutes, depending on the thickness of the pieces. Then lid off and cook till both sides are lightly brown .
Garnish with some coriander leaves.