Salt And Pepper Chicken

Salt And Pepper Chicken

When working in a Chinese restaurant, our most popular dish was Salt and Pepper chicken and for good reason - it's delicious! Wok fried spices and vegetables are mixed with battered chicken breast to create the ultimate combination of salt, spice and crunch.
Here's a recipe of how to make Salt and Pepper chicken at home, feel free to adjust the spices to suit your needs; if you want it to be super spicy or salty; just add a little more, there are no rules when cooking at home!

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Salt and pepper chicken breast recipe | Hint of Helen
Salt and Pepper Chicken
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

Make the Chinese takeaway classic, salt and pepper chicken with this easy step-by-step recipe and video.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 4
Author: hintofhelen
Ingredients
Chicken:
  • 4 diced chicken breasts
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp Chinese five spice
  • 1 tbsp black pepper
  • 1 cup cornflour
Vegetables
  • 2 diced onions
  • 1 diced red pepper
  • 1 diced and de-deseeded green chilli
  • 1 bunch of spring onions diced
To fry:
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp Chinese five spice
Instructions
Marinating the chicken
  1. Dice chicken into even pieces, and sprinkle with 1 tbsp salt, 1 tbsp Chinese five spice and1 tbsp black pepper
  2. Rub the spices into the chicken to evenly coat the chicken
  3. Set aside while you chop and prepare the vegetables
Preparing the vegetables
  1. Finely dice the onions, red pepper, green chilli and spring onions, and set aside
  2. Battering the chicken
  3. Tip out 1 cup of cornflour onto a large, flat plate
  4. Add the marinated chicken to the plate of cornflour, and toss/move around with your hands until it is all evenly coated
  5. Do not let the coated batter sit too long before the next step or the moisture of the chicken will soak up the cornflour
Frying
  1. Heat 1 cup of oil in a large pan, until a little cornflour sprinkled in bubbles upon contact
  2. Add the coated chicken to the pan, and cook until the underside turns light brown
  3. Stir the chicken to brown the other side, and cook for a further 10 minutes; or until the chicken is cooked through and brown and crispy on the outside
  4. Remove the chicken from the oil using a slotted spoon, and set aside on a pice of kitchen roll to soak up a little oil.
  5. To the remaining oil, add the chopped onion and fry on medium heat until it becomes to turn brown

  6. Add the green chilli to the pan, and cook for 2 minutes further, stirring to ensure nothing is sticking to the pan
  7. Add the red pepper to the pan, cook for a further minute and stir,
  8. Add 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp pepper and 1 tsp Chinese five spice and stir to coat the vegetables
  9. Add half of the chopped spring onions, stir and cook for a further minute
  10. Then add the cooked chicken to the pan of vegetables, stir to thoroughly coat the chicken in the vegetable mix, and cook for a further minute or so until the chicken is as brown as you prefer
  11. Remove from heat, top with the remaining, raw spring onions, and serve on a bed of rice

How to Make Salt & Pepper Chicken - Video

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Salt and pepper chicken breast recipe | Hint of Helen

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  • Made this at work for all the shift workers, ad it went down a treat. Something so simple like salt and pepper really excited everyone’s taste buds. A repeat meal every week!

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