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Salt And Pepper Chicken Recipe

Salt And Pepper Chicken
How To Make Salt And Pepper Chicken

Salt and pepper chicken can be enjoyed as a snack and as the main course, depending on your preferences. The preparation for this dish is very similar to that of Chilli chicken.

  • Total Cook Time 40 mins
  • Prep Time 20 mins
  • Cook Time 20 mins
  • Recipe Servings2
  • Easy

Ingredients of Salt And Pepper Chicken

  • 250 gms Boneless chicken leg, cut into 1½ inch thin strips
  • Salt to taste
  • 8-10 Black peppercorns
  • Sichuan peppercorns
  • 1 and a half tsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 egg 1 tablespoon oil + for deep-frying
  • 2 tbsp Cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp Potato starch
  • 1 tbsp Chopped garlic
  • 2-3 Red bird eye chillies, finely chopped
  • 1 small Onion, Finely Chopped
  • 1/4 cup Finely chopped mixed capsicum (red, green and yellow)
  • Two pinches of sugar
  • 1 and a half tsp Sesame Oil
  • Chopped fresh spring onion greens for garnishing

How to Make Salt And Pepper Chicken

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1.
Put chicken strips in a bowl. Add salt and sesame oil.
2.
Break egg yolk in a bowl. Add egg yolk and 1-2 teaspoons egg white to chicken mixture and mix well. Set aside to marinate for 10-15 minutes.
3.
Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.
4.
Add cornstarch and potato starch to marinated chicken strips and mix till well coated.
5.
Put the chicken strips in hot oil and deep-fry till golden brown and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.
6.
Put black peppercorn and sichuan peppercorns in a mortar and crush using a pestle into coarse powder.
7.
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a non-stick wok. Add garlic and red bird eye chillies sauté for 1 minute.
8.
Add onion and mixed capsicums and sauté for 1 minute. Add sugar, salt and sesame oil and mix well.
9.
Drain the fried chicken strips into the sautéed onion mixture and mix. Add crushed peppercorn powder to taste and toss well.
10.
Serve hot garnished with spring onion greens.

Key Ingredients: Boneless chicken leg, cut into 1½ inch thin strips , Salt to taste , Black peppercorns , Sichuan peppercorns , Sesame Oil, 1 egg 1 tablespoon oil + for deep-frying , Cornstarch , Potato starch , Chopped garlic , Red bird eye chillies, finely chopped , Onion, Finely Chopped, Finely chopped mixed capsicum (red, green and yellow) , Two pinches of sugar , Sesame Oil, Chopped fresh spring onion greens for garnishing

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