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My husband and I are huge Chinese fans. We have been working to save money on takeaways and one of the ways we’ve been doing so is by eating less takeaways. In the past, before our daughter was born, we would always cook Chinese food. Mostly my husband. We have resolved to get back to our old habits with this and save ourselves lots of money. Recently we enjoyed egg fried rice and salt and pepper chicken. Here is how it turned out:
Salt and pepper chicken – Ingredients (Serves 2-3)
100g plain flour
300g chicken breast
1 large egg
Salt + Pepper
Salt and pepper chicken – Method
Combine together the flour and butter, by hand. This will give you a breadcrumb mixture.
Mix the egg in a separate bowl.
Dip the chicken in the breadcrumb mixture, sprinkle with salt and then dip in the egg mixture.
Fry the chicken in vegetable oil until cooked through and lightly browned.
Lightly fry the peppers and onions (I dry fried these)
Mix together soy sauce, ginger, a chopped chilli pepper, salt + pepper and a little vegetable oil.
Place the fried chicken in a baking tray. Sprinkle the oil mixture over the chicken, ensuring that it all gets coated.
Pop in the oven, at gas mark 5 (190C). This gives you time to make egg fried rice, or another lovely side dish like chow mein.
This was my first time making salt and pepper chicken and I think it went really well! It was slightly less unhealthy than the version that I have bought before, as the breadcrumb mixture wasn’t as stodgy. It was really tasty and the perfect main dish for a Chinese night at home. I’m really pleased with how well it turned out and the flavours that came from using fresh ginger and chilli peppers.
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