Our family try to eat healthy and we seldom make deep fried food. We always believe that it’s better to make deep fried food at home since you will use better quality oil. We sometimes make exceptions for fried food, especially this delicious salt and pepper chicken. Seriously how can anyone say no to anything with a salt and pepper batter?
Salt and Pepper Chicken Recipe
600g chicken, cut into bite size pieces
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon of sugar
1/2 cup plain flour
1/2 cup cornflour
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons ground black pepper
1 tablespoon five spice
1 teaspoon ground ginger powder
3 cloves garlic,finely diced
2 spring onion, thinly sliced
1 red chilli
iceberg lettuce to serve
cucumber to serve
lemon wedges (optional)
Marinate the chicken with soy sauce, sugar and beaten eggs. Leave in fridge for 2 hours.
In a large bowl, combine the plain flour, cornflour, salt, pepper, five spice and ginger powder. Mix well until.
Heat oil in a wok/saucepan/deep fryer. Add pieces of chicken to the flour mixture and shake off the excess. Deep fry the chicken pieces in batches for around 2 -3 minutes until golden and cooked through. Transfer the fried chicken to a plate lined with paper towels.
In a small fry pan, heat 1 tablespoon of oil. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute, then add spring onion and chillies. Cook for another 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
Transfer the fried chicken to a serving platter and sprinkle the fried garlic, spring onion and chillies. Serve with lettuce and cucumber.