About this recipe: If you've ever asked for salt and pepper chicken wings / pork / ribs from a Chinese, you know it tastes absolutely amazing. Here is the recipe for making it yourself. It goes great as a side dish for any other Chinese meals. You could also make more of it and have it as a main with chow mein or something similar.
You don't have to use chicken with this, you can obviously use other meats such as pork, but you can even do this with chips, broccoli, asparagus, etc. Just make sure they're pretty much cooked before adding to pan. Add them at the same stage you would the chicken above.
It was nice but it is nowhere near matching the local chinese takeaway. From my research i have discovered that your above recipe needs some chinese 5 spice added probabably about 1/4 of a teaspoon maybe less maybe more and there is no ginger mentioned which might be a missing ingrediant also. I will also be playing with the sort of oil used for cooking it as i dont think vegetable oil is quite right. going to experiment with ground nut oil and sesame oil in the future to find out. i Also found that the dish was nicer if you bought chicken nuggets and then added these to the pan (whilst still frozen) coating them in the mixture and then cooking them in the oven, this makes the breaded coating go back to crispy as i found that doing it your way(coating them after cooking) made the breaded part a little soggy. With the remaining onion chilli garlic mixture i flash fried some noodles in once the chciken was done in the oven. Further more White pepper is better than black pepper and schwaun pepper is better still and as a guideline as its not mentioned above add 1 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon white pepper. 1 thing to note if you do it this way. Keep an eye on your chicken in the oven as once its coated with the oil from the onions mix it cooks faster. - 02 May 2010
Altered ingredient amounts. 1/2 tsp chinese 5 spice 1/2 tsp ginger powder - 02 May 2010
Altered ingredient amounts. I found this a little oily. Next time I am going to try it with half the amount of oil and take it from there. - 18 Jun 2010