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Salt 'n Pepper Chicken

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"A classic dish, which is often found in Chinese restaurants and takeaways. This fried chicken is crispy on the outside and super tender on the inside."
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37 m servings 405
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Whisk egg, spring onions, ginger, Shaoxing wine, soy sauce, garlic, sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon white pepper together in a bowl. Mix in chicken. Let marinate for 20 minutes.
  2. Pour 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sweet potato starch into a shallow bowl.
  3. Heat oil to 340 degrees F (170 degrees C) in a large saucepan. Dredge chicken pieces in sweet potato starch; drop gently into the hot oil in batches. Cook until golden on the outside and no longer pink in the center, 2 to 3 minutes per batch. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate using a slotted spoon.
  4. Arrange lettuce leaves on a large serving plate. Place fried chicken on the lettuce leaves. Mix 1 tablespoon salt and 1 tablespoon white pepper together in a small bowl; sprinkle over chicken.


  • Editor's Note:
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 405 calories; 19.2 30.1 27 100 1481 Full nutrition

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Made as written and this was good. Next time I might use regular corn starch to cut down on sweetness. I recommend drizzling pink chile sauce over the lettuce wraps. Excellent!