Salt and pepper chicken
- Preparation and cooking time
- Serves 2 - 3
Make this easy, 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
- 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
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp honey
- 250g Asian greens such as pak choi
- handful chopped coriander , sliced spring onions and cooked rice (to serve)
- STEP 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.
- STEP 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.
- STEP 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.