Taiwanese Salt & Pepper Chicken – 盐酥鸡

Definitely one of our favourite things to eat on the streets of Taipei.

Delicious crispy and salty chicken bites!
Now you can make them at home! Perfect snack for a movie night.

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  • Servings: 4

  • Time: 15 min

  • Skill: Intermediate

Ingredients

  1. 400 g chicken thigh

  2. 1 stalk spring onions

  3. 3 cloves garlic

  4. 1 tbsp grated ginger

  5. 1 tsp salt

  6. 1 tsp sugar

  7. 2 tbsp water

  8. 1 tbsp rice wine

  9. ½ tsp baking soda

  10. 1 tsp chicken powder

  11. 1 tbsp light soy sauce

  12. ½ tsp pepper salt

  13. 30 g fresh basil leaves

  14. 200 g corn starch

  15. 1 tbsp pepper salt

  16. 400 g chicken thigh

  17. 1 stalk spring onions

  18. 3 cloves garlic

  19. 1 tbsp grated ginger

  20. 1 tsp salt

  21. 1 tsp sugar

  22. 2 tbsp water

  23. 1 tbsp rice wine

  24. ½ tsp baking soda

  25. 1 tsp chicken powder

  26. 1 tbsp light soy sauce

  27. ½ tsp pepper salt

  28. 30 g fresh basil leaves

  29. 200 g corn starch

  30. 1 tbsp pepper salt

Instructions

  1. Cut 400 g thigh into cubes

  2. In a bowl, add the chicken and 1 stalk spring onions (chopped), 3 cloves garlic (grated), 1 tbsp grated ginger, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp sugar, 2 tbsp water, 1 tbsp rice wine, ½ tsp baking soda, 1 tsp chicken powder, 1 tbsp light soy sauce, and ½ tsp pepper salt

  3. Mix well and marinate for 30 mins

  4. To a bowl, sift 200 g corn starch and add 1 tbsp pepper salt and mix well

  5. Coat the chicken chunks evenly in the mix

  6. Deep fry chicken till golden brown

  7. Deep fry basil leaves for 15 secs

  8. Cut 400 g thigh into cubes

  9. In a bowl, add the chicken and 1 stalk spring onions (chopped), 3 cloves garlic (grated), 1 tbsp grated ginger, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp sugar, 2 tbsp water, 1 tbsp rice wine, ½ tsp baking soda, 1 tsp chicken powder, 1 tbsp light soy sauce, and ½ tsp pepper salt

  10. Mix well and marinate for 30 mins

  11. To a bowl, sift 200 g corn starch and add 1 tbsp pepper salt and mix well

  12. Coat the chicken chunks evenly in the mix

  13. Deep fry chicken till golden brown

  14. Deep fry basil leaves for 15 secs