Salt and pepper chicken on plate with chopsticks

Salt & pepper chicken

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(3 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins

Easy

Serves 2 - 3

Make this spicy salt and pepper chicken dish at home instead of ordering a takeaway. It's cooked with Asian greens in honey and soy, with a hint of Chinese five-spice

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving (3)

  • kcal279
  • fat9g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs12g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre2g
  • protein37g
  • salt2.8g
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Ingredients

  • 500g skinless, boneless chicken thighs
  • 1 tsp flaky sea salt
  • 1 tsp Sichuan peppercorns (use normal peppercorns if you can't find these)
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • 1 tsp Chinese five-spice powder
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
    Soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…

  • 1 tbsp honey
    Honey

    Honey

    huh-nee

    Honey is made by bees from the nectar they collect from flowers. Viscous and fragrant, it's…

  • 250g Asian greens such as pak choi
  • handful chopped coriander, sliced spring onions and cooked rice (to serve)

Method

  1. Cut the chicken thighs into strips. Crush the salt with the peppercorns in a pestle and mortar, then mix with the cornflour and five-spice and tip into a sandwich bag. Tip the chicken into the bag and shake well to coat in the flour mixture.

  2. Toss the sesame seeds in a pan over a medium heat and lightly toast, for around a minute, then add the olive oil. Add the chicken and cook for 7-8 mins until golden brown.

  3. Mix the soy and honey and tip into the pan along with the Asian greens, cook for 2-3 mins further until everything is well coated and the greens are cooked through. Serve topped with coriander and sliced spring onions alongside some cooked rice.

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Helen Clare's picture
Helen Clare
10th Jan, 2018
3.8
We really enjoyed this, the flavours were great. Next time I would not leave the toasted sesame seeds in the pan whilst cooking the chicken - they were getting quite burnt. I think I would toast them then remove to add back in later. Otherwise, very tasty!
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