Salt and pepper chicken pieces

    35 min

    I've searched all over the internet for a recipe for salt and pepper chicken and they all sounded very difficult so I experimented myself and managed to make one a lot easier. I've always wondered how the takeaways and restaurants make them, so here is my way.

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    Makes: 10 Pieces

    • 150g flour
    • 20g butter
    • 1 chicken breast fillet
    • salt
    • 1 egg
    • peppers of your choice
    • onion
    • vegetable oil
    • ground coriander
    • chilli powder
    • freshly ground pepper
    • soy sauce

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Preheat a deep fat fryer or chip pan. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    2. In a mixing bowl, mix the flour and butter with your fingertips. You don't want to mix it with a food processor or mixer because then it won't go into breadcrumbs. After about 10 minutes of rubbing - you should have some breadcrumbs.
    3. Get the chicken fillet and chop it up into several pieces. Tip the pieces into the mixing bowl and smoother them in the breadcrumbs (this will be the chicken coating). Sprinkle some salt. Whisk the egg in a small bowl, dip the chicken fillets into the egg and then into the deep fat fryer or chip pan.
    4. While they are sizzling away you will make the flavour. On a chopping board, chop some peppers up (it's up to you how many you use) and an onion and put them into a bowl. Pour some vegetable oil in. Add some coriander, chilli powder, some more salt, pepper and some soy sauce. Give it a little stir. By this time (about 10 to 15 minutes) the chicken will be ready to come out.
    5. Put the chicken in a roasting dish and pour the vegetable oil mixture over the chicken. Make sure all of the chicken pieces get some on them.
    6. Put them in the oven for about 10 minutes and then enjoy!


    If you want it really spicy then put lots of chilli powder in. I got all the stuff from my local ASDA and Tesco and it only come to about £5 for all the ingredients that can be used time and time again.

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    Hi, I tried this recipe in my school lesson during today and everyone loved it and wanted more and more- even when I put it away to take home with me! Thank you very much for sharing this recipe, I'd be grateful if you have any more!  -  06 May 2014


    Great recipe , I tweaked it a little and added fresh chopped chili and some garlic. Thanks so much for this.  -  18 Sep 2014


    I normally avoid recipes that don't give proper ingredient proportion lists but as I love salt and pepper chicken I figured I'd give it a go, especially as I was adjusting for different amounts of people. Like everyone else who tried it, I tweaked to include fresh ingredients, and although the ingredient proportions (on those that actually had amounts listed) were wildly inaccurate it just meant I had plenty left over to make and freeze. Overall, although I liked the end result, I would take this recipe with a "pinch of salt" and make it your own. For instance, using a deep fat fryer and dipping your chicken pieces into flour and THEN the egg mixture will create a mess. So I dipped into a egg, salt and pepper mixture and then dipped into flour which was a much cleaner frying process (although didn't taste any different)... And try to use fresh ingredients if possible. And the addition of spring onions is definitely a good one, I've never eaten this dish without spring onions!  -  20 Feb 2018