These pieces of battered chicken are crispy and succulent, and hard to stop eating! They're so good that they will give your local Chinese restaurant a run for their money. Enjoy with rice and sweet and sour sauce.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Batter:
Chicken:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Mix flour, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl. Drizzle in sesame oil. Gradually add water, whisking constantly until smooth; batter should be the consistency of cream. Let sit for at least 30 minutes.

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  • Fill a deep pan or wok with oil and slowly heat to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Mix cornstarch and white pepper together in a large shallow dish. Dust chicken in the cornstarch mixture and dip into the batter, evenly coating each piece. Transfer to the hot oil in batches and fry until golden and no longer pink in the center, 4 to 5 minutes. Scoop fried chicken out with a slotted spoon. Drain on a clean kitchen towel. Repeat with remaining 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

338 calories; 9.7 g total fat; 65 mg cholesterol; 341 mg sodium. 33.8 g carbohydrates; 26.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (2)

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Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2019
This made perfect chicken balls, that were not too fluffy, and were crispy enough once I got used to how long they needed to be in and how hot the oil needed to be. They were very easy to make, a great comfort food. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2019
This made perfect chicken balls, that were not too fluffy, and were crispy enough once I got used to how long they needed to be in and how hot the oil needed to be. They were very easy to make, a great comfort food. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2019
OMG! This was amazing. Sooooo crispy. Definitely better than any restaurant chicken balls. The family put it on their top 10 list! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2019
This made perfect chicken balls, that were not too fluffy, and were crispy enough once I got used to how long they needed to be in and how hot the oil needed to be. They were very easy to make, a great comfort food. Read More
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