Taiwanese Salt and Pepper Chicken

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This aggressively seasoned Taiwanese snack is often sold in the night markets. It's a classic treat that's big on flavor.

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Prep Time

1 hr 15 min

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Cook Time

20 min

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Wait Time

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Taiwanese Salt and Pepper Chicken

Ingredients

Serves 4
4 servings Serves

Instructions

Step 1

Cut chicken into 1/2” to 3/4” pieces. Dissolve cornstarch into 2 tablespoons of water to make a slurry.

Cut chicken into 1/2” to 3/4” pieces. Dissolve cornstarch into 2 tablespoons of water to make a slurry.

Step 2

Mix slurry with soy sauce, rice wine, five spice, garlic powder, white pepper, Szechuan peppercorn, black pepper, salt, egg, and sugar.

Mix slurry with soy sauce, rice wine, five spice, garlic powder, white pepper, Szechuan peppercorn, black pepper, salt, egg, and sugar.

Step 3

Marinate chicken pieces in spice mixture for at least an hour...Fill heavy bottomed pan with about 1/2 inch of vegetable oil. Heat pan on medium heat.

Marinate chicken pieces in spice mixture for at least an hour...Fill heavy bottomed pan with about 1/2 inch of vegetable oil. Heat pan on medium heat.

Step 4

Coat the marinated chicken pieces evenly on a plate of all purpose flour.

Coat the marinated chicken pieces evenly on a plate of all purpose flour.

Step 5

Fry until the bottom is golden brown.

Fry until the bottom is golden brown.

Step 6

Turn each piece and fry the other side.

Turn each piece and fry the other side.

Step 7

Before taking out the fried chicken, fry the basil leaves, about 20 seconds.

Before taking out the fried chicken, fry the basil leaves, about 20 seconds.

Step 8

Serve hot. (It pairs nicely with a ice cold bottle of Taiwan beer or a Kavalan single malt on the rocks!)

Serve hot. (It pairs nicely with a ice cold bottle of Taiwan beer or a Kavalan single malt on the rocks!)

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Taiwanese Salt and Pepper Chicken

Taiwanese Salt and Pepper Chicken

By anniew

This aggressively seasoned Taiwanese snack is often sold in the night markets. It's a classic treat that's big on flavor.

Prep Time

1 hr 15 min

Cook Time

20 min

Wait Time

--

Ingredients

Serves 4

Instructions

Cut chicken into 1/2” to 3/4” pieces. Dissolve cornstarch into 2 tablespoons of water to make a slurry.

Step 1

Cut chicken into 1/2” to 3/4” pieces. Dissolve cornstarch into 2 tablespoons of water to make a slurry.

Mix slurry with soy sauce, rice wine, five spice, garlic powder, white pepper, Szechuan peppercorn, black pepper, salt, egg, and sugar.

Step 2

Mix slurry with soy sauce, rice wine, five spice, garlic powder, white pepper, Szechuan peppercorn, black pepper, salt, egg, and sugar.

Marinate chicken pieces in spice mixture for at least an hour...Fill heavy bottomed pan with about 1/2 inch of vegetable oil. Heat pan on medium heat.

Step 3

Marinate chicken pieces in spice mixture for at least an hour...Fill heavy bottomed pan with about 1/2 inch of vegetable oil. Heat pan on medium heat.

Coat the marinated chicken pieces evenly on a plate of all purpose flour.

Step 4

Coat the marinated chicken pieces evenly on a plate of all purpose flour.

Fry until the bottom is golden brown.

Step 5

Fry until the bottom is golden brown.

Turn each piece and fry the other side.

Step 6

Turn each piece and fry the other side.

Before taking out the fried chicken, fry the basil leaves, about 20 seconds.

Step 7

Before taking out the fried chicken, fry the basil leaves, about 20 seconds.

Serve hot. (It pairs nicely with a ice cold bottle of Taiwan beer or a Kavalan single malt on the rocks!)

Step 8

Serve hot. (It pairs nicely with a ice cold bottle of Taiwan beer or a Kavalan single malt on the rocks!)

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