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chilli chicken


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Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total: 60 minutes

Servings: 4


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Step 1

With a food processor, blitz the ginger, garlic and half a small onion until it is a fine paste. Reserve 2 tablespoons of this for browning the onions and green peppers later.

Step 2

Cut up the chicken into small bite sized inch pieces and marinate it in a bowl with the ginger-garlic-onion paste, soy sauce, chilli powder, black pepper and water. (Do not add the corn starch yet. We will add that right before we deep fry the chicken.) Marinate in the fridge for 1 hour

Step 3

Chop the green peppers and remaining onion into bite sized pieces and set aside

Step 4

Chop up the chillis in the slices (keep the seeds) and add it to a small bowl

Step 5

Add in the rest of the ingredients in the sauce ingredient list except the corn starch

Step 6

In a small bowl, mix 2 teaspoons of corn starch with 4 teaspoons of cold water, then add it to the sauce and stir to combine

Step 7

Set the sauce aside

Step 8

In a wok, frying pan or deep fryer set the oil to 375F (191C).

Step 9

Add in 6-7 tablespoons of corn starch to the chicken and mix until combined and chicken is coated lightly

Step 10

When the oil is hot, add the chicken into the oil to cook in batches (careful not to over crowd the oil, which can drop the oil temperature)

Step 11

Cook the chicken for about 5-6 minutes and set aside on a plate with paper towel or newspaper when it is done

Step 12

In a wok or frying pan, set the stove to medium to medium high heat and add 2 tablespoons of oil

Step 13

When the oil is hot, add in the 2 tablespoons of ginger-garlic-onion mix that was reserved from preparation and cook it until it is toasty and brown. Approximately 1-2 minutes. Careful not to burn it.

Step 14

Add in the onions and green pepper chunks and cook it for about 2 minutes. We want to keep the veggies somewhat crisp still

Step 15

Give the sauce a quick stir (the corn starch likes to settle at the bottom) and add it to the wok

Step 16

Keep stirring the sauce until it thickens and becomes translucent and thick

Step 17

Once the sauce has thickened, add in chicken and mix everything together until the chicken is coated with the sauce

Step 18

Turn off the heat and enjoy it with some rice! :)