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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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • 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.

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  • Pour 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sweet potato starch into a shallow bowl.

  • 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.

  • 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

405 calories; 19.2 g total fat; 100 mg cholesterol; 1481 mg sodium. 30.1 g carbohydrates; 27 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
08/15/2017
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! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/15/2017
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! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
08/15/2017
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! Read More